Winter Sword Dance Festival
Saturday, February 16, 2013
1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Be amazed by dancers who weave ceremonial swords into complex configurations as part of this ancient winter celebration. Catch one of the two afternoon performances at the Dana Discovery Center in Central Park at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
The Dana Discovery Center will be one of several locations for Half Moon Sword's annual New York Sword Ale. Teams from around the country show sword dancing as it was practiced in the farming and coal-mining regions of northern England, where the annual visit of the local sword dancers to the village homes was thought to guarantee good luck for the year.
Free. All ages. No pre-registration required. For more information, please call 212-860-1370.
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Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
East 72nd St Playground
The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.
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
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- Exhibition: Mariella Bisson: Sunlight, Water and Gravity
- Drifting in Daylight
- Central Park Tour: Belvedere's Kingdom
- It's My Park Under the Urban Tree Canopy
- Central Park Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary and the Pond
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