NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Central Park

The Daily Plant : Friday, September 24, 2010

This Weekend In Parks

Competitors face off in 2009's Chess-in-the-Parks tournament.
Malcolm Pinckney

Historic House Trust Festival
The Historic House Trust of New York City is celebrating its third annual Historic House Festival, September 24-26, 2010, at all 23 historic houses in its collection, sponsored by Con Edison and the History Channel. This year’s Festival, A Moveable Feast, will celebrate the culinary history of and contemporary food trends in New York City. Be sure to bring your appetite for history!

Chess-in-the-Parks Rapid Open
Enjoy a day of competitive chess at the tenth annual tournament at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A grandmaster will be there to play with challengers throughout the day, and there will also be chess puzzles for kids. Prizes will be offered to tournament competitors, including chess sets, trophies, and medals. All ages and skill levels are welcome to register.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

16th Annual Citywide Bocce Tournament 2010
8:00 a.m.

NYC Skate Marathon and 100K
8:30 a.m.
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

28th Annual Queens County Fair
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Queens Farm Museum, Queens

Food at Historic Richmond Town
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town, Staten Island

"Our Common Ground" Family Festival in Morningside Park
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Morningside Park, Manhattan

Little Red Lighthouse Festival
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fort Washington Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Raptor Day at Wave Hill
9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Wave Hill, Bronx

Nuts About Squirrels
11:00 a.m.
Marine Park, Brooklyn

Native American Festival
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Family Day
12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Capt Tilly Park, Queens

Special Tour: Bike to Five Historic Houses!
10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Manhattan

"Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand."
Mark Twain

Directions to Central Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

ParkCentral Park

Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit

Central Park Weather

    7-day forecast

    Was this information helpful?