The Daily Plant : Friday, October 27, 2000
PARKS SINKS ITS TEETH INTO HALLOWEEN
PARKS SINKS ITS TEETH INTO HALLOWEEN
Dressed as Dracula Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern presided over the carving of an 885 pound pumpkin yesterday to announce Parks' 6th annual Newmark Real Estate Great Halloween Party in Central Park taking place this Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. At Bethesda Fountain kids will find the city's largest pumpkin patch with 7,500 pumpkins. We expect more than 50,000 pumpkin pickers, theatre-goers, costume makers, rollerbladers, magic lovers, arts and crafts afficianados of all shapes and sizes to attend. Central Park will be transformed into a spooky wonderland of activity where the young at heart can hop aboard hay rides, and the partygoers can enjoy the foliage and the bustle.
At the Nutella Costume Making site kids will transform themselves into pumpkins, princesses, flappers, ninjas, tigers, or leopards. A Professional Pumpkin Picasso will be on hand to help with carving, making fantastical designs-cubist or otherwise-in the seedy gourds. The stage at the bandshell will be occupied by a series of performers, including a magician and the astounding music-and-puppetry group Big Nazo. The BIG Kmart Haunted House will haunt even those with steel nerves. And if that doesn't make crowds howl, the Dress your pet for Howl-O-Ween Contest will.
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Friday, October 30, 1987)
PARKS PREPARES FOR 18TH NEW YORK CITY MARATHON
When the first runners of the 18th annual New York City Marathon cross the finish line in Central Park at about 1 P.M. on Sunday, they will have been assisted along the way by hundreds of Parks employees who helped make the race possible.
"The city spends over $600,000 to make America's premier running event a reality," said Commissioner Stern. "And Parks the lead city agency in marathon planning is an essential part of the team effort that goes into the race."
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
We've gone on holiday by mistake
Bruce Robinson (b.1946)
Directions to Central Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this 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
Starting June 29, 2015, Central Park Drives north of 72nd Street will be permanently car-free. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Central Park Weather
- NYC Parks Celebrates A Decade Since Unveiling The Gates In Central Park, Looks Forward To Art In Parks In 2015
- This Weekend In Parks
- Tomorrow's World: The New York World's Fairs And Flushing Meadows Park On View At The Arsenal Gallery
- Good Morning America Summer Concert: Hozier
- Exhibition: Living Landmarks
- Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park
- Central Park Tour: Northern Welcome Tour
- Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Handball Courts
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Paddleboat Rentals
- Recreation Centers
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Volleyball Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
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