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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Central Park - Ins and Outs

So everyone has heard of Central Park right? there has been a bunch of movies and shows filmed in it, but what everyone does not know is the magnitude of the park.

For starters Central Park is about 843 acres of land big and has many different aspects to the park.

You can take a ride on the Central Park Carousel, they have had it since the 1800's; It was powered by a blind horse and mule. how sad!  the ride is $2.00 a ride, children do have to pay unfortunately, it starts at 10:00am till about dusk during the winter and till 6:00pm during the summer. it is located about mid park just about 65th street and 6th avenue.

I personally did the tour of Central Park myself with o tour guide, but if you'd like there are free walking tours available. if you go to the Central Park Conservancy they offer 10 different walks and they last about 1 hour to 1 hour and a half.

i have never done this personally, but you can always have a picnic at central park too! You can go to the Great Lawn to spread your blanket and lay your basket down or you can visit another popular location called Sheep Meadow. It is usually closed for the winter, but when the spring and summer get here is much fun! also they hold an annual 4th of July firewors show.

You can also Row a Boat around the lake, go to Loeb Boathouse ( East 72nd St. & Park Drive North) and you can rent a boat there for $10.00 an hour, after the first hour you will be bill in 1/2 hour segments, keep in mind the boats can hold up to 4 people. They do require a $30.00 deposit though. they start that april 15th. theres also the Gondola Rides for $30.00 for a half hour, you need reservations for that. So call 1-212-517-2233 to make a reservation.

there are also weekly concerts during the summer, usually on the Great Lawn or watch Sailboats on the Conservatory water on Central Parks's east side from E 72nd st to E 75th street.

to name a few more fun thing you can, enjoy the free performances of Shakespeare in Central Park, or make it a point to see every statue/sculpture in the park including the Alice in Wonderland Sculpture or the Romeo and juliet  Sculpture, its up to you. Have fun and I hope you let me know how it went. not too far from the Great Lawn is the Turtle Pond with real turtles or/ and the Belvedere Castle. my personal favorite is the Belvedere Castle.

I hope you enjoy and again please let me know how it went. 

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