Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Enter the magnificent 1894 Vanderbilt Gate to Central Park’s only formal garden, a six-acre oasis within an oasis with European charm.
Climb onto the wisteria pergola in the Italianate Center Garden overlooking a yew hedges-bordered large lawn and 12-foot jet fountain. To the north, the French-style garden offers spectacular seasonal displays of tulips and Korean chrysanthemums and a fountain featuring the Three Dancing Maidens sculpture.
In intimate English-style South Garden, Mary and Dickon from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s book The Secret Garden stand at the end of a small waterlily pool, bordered by trees, shrubs, and perennial and annual flower beds.
Friendly gardeners are often planting and happy to chat with young nature lovers.
Visit sea lions, snow monkeys, red pandas, turtles, bears and other animals at the cozy Central Park Zoo.
* Most indoor areas are now open including the delightful penguins & sea birds exhibit and tropic zone. 4D Theater is closed.
* Climb, play and pet at the interactive children’s zoo across the path.
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Free high-energy, interactive youth basketball clinics cultivate skill development, team play, and sportsmanship both on and off the court.
Open to players of all levels. Saturdays & Sundays July 10–August 28. On-site registration each day on a first-come, first-served basis.
11:00 am–11:30 am: Check In
11:30 am–12:30 pm: Basketball Clinic
In-person performances are back at City Parks Foundation SummerStage. See renowned artists and rising stars with an important tie to New York City presenting distinctly New York genres including hip-hop, Latin, indie rock, contemporary dance, jazz, and global music. Highlights include the Metropolitan Opera on August 8 and Patti Smith on September 19.
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These festive weekly summer lakeside concerts series featuring multicultural music and dance and family-friendly entertainment are back. Audience members are welcome to dance along, chill on (limited) provided chairs or bring-your-own blanket. All ages are welcome.
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