Central Park

59th to 110th Streets

New York's "flagship" park of 843 acres, 26,000 trees, and almost 9,000 benches has had a rather checkered history. Planning began around 1868, when city commissioners chose the "Greensward Plan" developed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. I... more

New York's "flagship" park of 843 acres, 26,000 trees, and almost 9,000 benches has had a rather checkered history. Planning began around 1868, when city commissioners chose the "Greensward Plan" developed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In the ensuing decades of building, the challenging terrain wasn't the only obstacle to overcome. Navigating the difficult city bureaucracy and the Tammany Hall political machine made the Park an overly politicized institution. A long spiral of decline was halted in 1934, when Parks Commissioner Robert Moses employed his controversial methods in making remarkable changes to the decrepit park. From around 1960 until 1981, another twenty years of decline ensued, until the newly-formed Central Parks Conservancy offered a blueprint, "Rebuilding Central Park for the 1980s and Beyond." The past 20 years have been much kinder to the Park, which has seen some remarkable reconstruction work. 275 species of birds have been sighted in the Park, which also has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ballfields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of event... more

New York's "flagship" park of 843 acres, 26,000 trees, and almost 9,000 benches has had a rather checkered history. Planning began around 1868, when city commissioners chose the "Greensward Plan" developed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. In the ensuing decades of building, the challenging terrain wasn't the only obstacle to overcome. Navigating the difficult city bureaucracy and the Tammany Hall political machine made the Park an overly politicized institution. A long spiral of decline was halted in 1934, when Parks Commissioner Robert Moses employed his controversial methods in making remarkable changes to the decrepit park. From around 1960 until 1981, another twenty years of decline ensued, until the newly-formed Central Parks Conservancy offered a blueprint, "Rebuilding Central Park for the 1980s and Beyond." The past 20 years have been much kinder to the Park, which has seen some remarkable reconstruction work.

275 species of birds have been sighted in the Park, which also has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ballfields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.


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59th to 110th Streets
New York, NY
(212) 310-6600
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Park Closes at 1am

Upcoming Events

Breathe with Me in Central Park

“Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale.
In-between we all breathe and live different lives. And yet, each breath
keeps us together, connected, sharing the same air.”
- Jeppe Hein

Join artist Jeppe Hein and the organization ART 2030 in Central Park, September 25-27 and paint your o... [ + ]wn individual breath for the participatory artwork Breathe with Me, for a more sustainable future and Climate Action!

Breathe with Me is an interactive public art project to raise awareness that the air we breathe is part of our connected world and climate. In ‘Breathe with Me’ every breath takes the form of painted blue lines on canvas walls: each participant paints as they exhale in long downward brush strokes, creating a continuous mural. Everyone paints the lines of their breath differently, yet each line forms part of a universal whole.

The artwork will be one of the largest public art projects inside Central Park in recent years. Thousands of participants will be invited to paint their breath in a communal art action over three days. ‘Breathe with Me’ will take the form of six huge canvas waves flowing for almost 600 feet through the heart of the park, on which the public will be invited to paint their breath, with paints and brushes provided by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030.

The event is free of charge and open to everyone!

Info:
Location: Center Road / Frisbee Hill / Skater’s Road
Participation Dates: September 25 – 27
Public Opening Hours: 11AM-6PM (Wed-Thurs), 11AM-5PM (Fri)

09/25/2019 11:00 AM
Wed, September 25
11:00AM
$
Free

Breathe with Me in Central Park

“Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale.
In-between we all breathe and live different lives. And yet, each breath
keeps us together, connected, sharing the same air.”
- Jeppe Hein

Join artist Jeppe Hein and the organization ART 2030 in Central Park, September 25-27 and paint your o... [ + ]wn individual breath for the participatory artwork Breathe with Me, for a more sustainable future and Climate Action!

Breathe with Me is an interactive public art project to raise awareness that the air we breathe is part of our connected world and climate. In ‘Breathe with Me’ every breath takes the form of painted blue lines on canvas walls: each participant paints as they exhale in long downward brush strokes, creating a continuous mural. Everyone paints the lines of their breath differently, yet each line forms part of a universal whole.

The artwork will be one of the largest public art projects inside Central Park in recent years. Thousands of participants will be invited to paint their breath in a communal art action over three days. ‘Breathe with Me’ will take the form of six huge canvas waves flowing for almost 600 feet through the heart of the park, on which the public will be invited to paint their breath, with paints and brushes provided by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030.

The event is free of charge and open to everyone!

Info:
Location: Center Road / Frisbee Hill / Skater’s Road
Participation Dates: September 25 – 27
Public Opening Hours: 11AM-6PM (Wed-Thurs), 11AM-5PM (Fri)

09/26/2019 11:00 AM
Thu, September 26
11:00AM
$
Free

Breathe with Me in Central Park

“Life begins with an inhale and ends with an exhale.
In-between we all breathe and live different lives. And yet, each breath
keeps us together, connected, sharing the same air.”
- Jeppe Hein

Join artist Jeppe Hein and the organization ART 2030 in Central Park, September 25-27 and paint your o... [ + ]wn individual breath for the participatory artwork Breathe with Me, for a more sustainable future and Climate Action!

Breathe with Me is an interactive public art project to raise awareness that the air we breathe is part of our connected world and climate. In ‘Breathe with Me’ every breath takes the form of painted blue lines on canvas walls: each participant paints as they exhale in long downward brush strokes, creating a continuous mural. Everyone paints the lines of their breath differently, yet each line forms part of a universal whole.

The artwork will be one of the largest public art projects inside Central Park in recent years. Thousands of participants will be invited to paint their breath in a communal art action over three days. ‘Breathe with Me’ will take the form of six huge canvas waves flowing for almost 600 feet through the heart of the park, on which the public will be invited to paint their breath, with paints and brushes provided by Jeppe Hein and ART 2030.

The event is free of charge and open to everyone!

Info:
Location: Center Road / Frisbee Hill / Skater’s Road
Participation Dates: September 25 – 27
Public Opening Hours: 11AM-6PM (Wed-Thurs), 11AM-5PM (Fri)

09/27/2019 11:00 AM
Fri, September 27
11:00AM
$
Free

Global Citizen Festival: Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys

Global Citizen Festival: Queen and Adam Lambert, Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys

09/28/2019 02:00 PM
Sat, September 28
2:00PM
$
Free
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