Imagine sharing your back garden with 25 million neighbours? Sounds crazy…? Well that’s exactly what New Yorkers do each year when they visit Central Park. Now you might be thinking Central Park is no off-the-beaten-path spot, it’s one of the most visited green spaces in the world! But its large expanse creates the ability for it to house lots of hidden gems.
Throughout the year the almost 800 acre park is home to Ice skating, heaving concerts and indoor/outdoor eateries. But for those who know there are many unique events that happen year round that makes the hundreds of acres nothing but an intimate back garden.
Each summer the NY Philharmonic perform a live repertoire as onlookers laze around in the warm summer air. This year’s performance falls on June 12th. The event is always free check here for location details.
Wandering Theatre Performances
Imagine a play where the audience wanders through an outdoor set literally following the cast from scene to scene. Welcome to the NY Classical Theatre’s concept for outdoor theatrical productions. This year you can follow the Oscar Wilde masterpiece – The Importance of Being Earnest.
Unexpected Wedding Guest
A little known fact is that Central Park is home to hundreds of small weddings every year. A sunny day stroll through the park may end with you stumbling on a sudden ceremony..perfect for people watching really – and don’t forget to yell a congrats to the newlyweds.
Fishing enthusiasts know the highly coveted spots to bait a hook. From the Brazilian Amazon to River Basins in Mongolia a pro knows where to go. But for the novice fishermen who want an interesting spot to cast a line – Central park is where it is. Catch and Release fishing is FREE to the public and takes place near every day at the Harlem Meer.
Starting your day right with a mood boosting workout is always a plus. Forget the confines of the gyms walls and switch it out for the green shrubbery of central park. From fitness classes to an early morning tennis match you can do (almost) anything that could be done at your local Health Center.