Please Don’t Touch the Algae and Keep Your Dog Away Too; How to Tell If It’s Toxic

Did you ever stroll to edge of the Turtle Pond or the Lake in Central Park or the Harlem Meer, hoping to gaze upon their sparkling blu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Free Central Park Film Festival Features 3 Nail-Biting Documentaries; October 5, 7 & 8

On October 5, 7 & 8, on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive in Central Park, the Central Park Conservancy will hold its 18th Annual Ce … Read the rest of this entry >>

Barry The Owl Was Poisoned Before Central Park Truck Hit Her

Barry, the beloved barred owl who died last month in Central Park in a collision with a truck, carried a potentially lethal level of rat poison that could … Read the rest of this entry >>

NYC Mega Concert Canceled Midway Through: ‘Mother Nature Put Her Foot Down’

At 7:37 p.m., Saturday night, We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert was suspended after lightning fl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Spotted Lanternflies Have Been Seen in Central Park and They’re ‘Bad News’

How worried should we be about this new bug in town called the spotted lanter … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Remarkable Outpouring of Emotion for an Owl Who Brought People Out in the Pandemic

Barry the Barred Owl got an emotional sendoff this week after the rare bird was killed last Friday in a collision with a Central Park Conser … Read the rest of this entry >>

The ‘Leap Frogs’ Will Land in Central Park Thursday

New Yorkers will get a show on Thursday night right in the middle of the city. The "Leap Frogs", a Navy parachute team, plans to land on the Great … Read the rest of this entry >>

Wollman Rink’s New Prices Criticized By Local Leaders; ‘What Will a Hot Dog Cost’?

It was never a bargain to skate at Wollman Rink, the iconic ice skating rink at the southern end of Central Park. When the Trump Organization ran it — before i … Read the rest of this entry >>

Park Film Fest Starts Friday, July 9th, With a Twist

The French Embassy is sponsoring films in city parks this month, with the option to watch them in parks or at … Read the rest of this entry >>

Turtle Teaches Woman That Sometimes What Seems Stuck Is Not

Being stuck feels all kinds of terrible — you know it, you’ve been there. For much too … Read the rest of this entry >>

SummerStage Offers In-Person, Outdoor, Free Central Park Concerts Starting This Month; Check Out Some Acts

SummerStage, New York City’s largest, free, outdoor performing arts festival, is coming back this season -- live and in person -- beginning on June … Read the rest of this entry >>

Jocks With Rocks Get Ripped In the Central Park Pines; But Why Are the Rocks Disappearing?

The great thing about stones is how uneven and awkward they are – two identical looking ones can have entirely different masses and compos … Read the rest of this entry >>

Photos: Central Park Bursting With Music and Movement

Jeff French Segall caught lots of happy moments in Central Park yesterday, as people gathered together or played music and en … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park Conservancy Fights for Control of Wollman Rink and to Eliminate For-Profit Contracts

A tug of war is taking place between the two powerful stewards of Central Park over one of the most popular places within it: the Wollman … Read the rest of this entry >>

HBO Filming ‘The Gilded Age’ In Central Park, Written by Downton Abbey Creator

Film production is back, and a new HBO show set in the 1880s is shooting in Central Park. The show 'Gilded Age' was filming a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Tavern on the Green Will Reopen on April 29th, and a To-Go Window Is Coming Too

Closed for more than a year, Tavern on the Green, one of New York City’s most storied restaurants, located inside Central … Read the rest of this entry >>

38-Year-Old Asian-American Man With His Family Punched in Central Park; Investigation Ongoing

A 38-year-old man, who preferred to go unnamed, was punched in the face by a stranger in Central Park last Saturday afte … Read the rest of this entry >>

Shakespeare in the Park Will Return This Summer With ‘A Celebration of Black Joy’

A key element of a normal New York summer is coming back in just a few months. Shakespeare in the Park will return this summer, with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor t … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Ice-Man Sculpteth

A shout-out goes to Phil from the Central Park Conservancy who smashed the icy walkways in Central Park's North Woods last week, allowing people to enjoy the area without slip … Read the rest of this entry >>

Central Park’s Two Skating Rinks to Close for the Season after Sunday As Trump Contract Expires

Central Park's Wollman Rink and Lasker Rink will close after Sunday's skating sessions, according to the Trump Organization, which operates both r … Read the rest of this entry >>