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This festival of music, comedy, politics, business, ideas and food features an eclectic mashup of performances and talks by some of today's boldest thinkers. See details and the schedule for this annual event on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Read more

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Turn Central Park into a giant game board with these fun scavenger hunt adventures! Save 20% with promo code CENTRALPARK20. Read more

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Enjoy a gourmet picnic in Central Park! Last minute service available. Choose from our picnic delivery or pick-up options, plus romantic picnics and special requests! Read more

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Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare in the Park is an annual summer production held at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. It is produced by the Public Theater and attendance is free. Read more

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SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Read more

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Wollman Rink is open daily from late October through early April. Ice skating at Wollman Rink is one of the most popular and iconic things to do in NYC! Read more

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Grilling or Barbecuing is allowed in Central Park on only three specific days each year. These dates are the only exceptions to the rules, which are strictly enforced in the park. Read more

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There is only one place to go swimming in Central Park, and that is Lasker Pool, open from the end of June to Labor Day. The pool features both a wading pool and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Free lessons and sunscreen provided. Read more

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Every August, the Central Park Conservancy hosts a week of free evening film screenings in Central Park. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy watching a movie under the stars. Read more

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GMA Summer Concert Series

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Details and schedule for Good Morning America's free annual Summer Concert Series in Central Park at Rumsey Playfield. Read more

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It's easy to forget that you are in a crowded city while walking through this spectacular park! Read more

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Central Park's Hans Christian Andersen statue was erected in 1956 to commemorate the author's 150th birthday. This tribute to the Danish poet, novelist, and children's author, was made possible through a donation by the Danish America Women's Assoc. Read more

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For those that appreciate an evening of classical music under the stars, the New York Philharmonic presents its annual "Concerts in the Parks" series. Read more

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Picnicking in Central Park is free and fun to do. Pack a blanket and some food and choose from one of the many beautiful spots throughout the park to spread out and enjoy. Read more

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Find some of the best spots to picnic in Central Park. From lakeside lawns to shaded hillsides, there are plenty of places to spread out with a blanket and some friends. Browse our picnic packages or bring your own! Read more

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Victorian Garden

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Central Park's Victorian Gardens is an amusement park with a wide assortment of rides, games, food, and fun for the whole family. It occupies the Wollman Rink every summer from May to September. Read more

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Central Park features 30 public tennis courts at the Central Park Tennis Center, located at West 93rd Street, near the West Drive. Read more

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Lasker Pool is free of charge and features both a wading pool and an Olympic pool for visitors to enjoy. The Lasker area also functions an ice skating rink during the winter. Get information on hours, location, free programs and more. Read more

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Model sailboats are raced at Conservatory Water, located near 72nd Street. Read more

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There are several venues within the park where you can lay out your beach blanket, slather on the SPF and enjoy the sunshine. Read more

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