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Fitz-Greene Halleck Statue

This bronze portrait sculpture depicts poet and essayist Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790–1867). Sculpted by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald (1824–1908), the statue…Read More

Frances Hodgson Burnett Memorial Fountain

This lovely garden sculpture and fountain honors the well-known children’s book author Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924). Designed by Parks’ Chief…Read More

Fred Lebow Statue

This life-sized bronze sculpture depicts Fred Lebow (1932–1994), who is best remembered as the founder of the world-renowned New York City Marathon and longtime…Read More

Frederick Douglass Memorial

This memorial located at the northwest corner of Central Park honors the African-American abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), and…Read More

Giuseppe Mazzini

This bronze portrait bust of Italian patriot Giuseppe Mazzini (1805–1872) was created by Italian-born sculptor Giovanni Turini (1841–1899). Located in Central…Read More

Great Hill

At 135 feet above sea level, Great Hill is one of the highest points in Central Park. It is part of a chain of rock outcrops that stretches across the park at 106th…Read More

Group of Bears

This bronze sculpture by Paul Manship (1885–1966) depicts a group of three bears on a circular stepped pedestal. Located at the Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground at…Read More

Hans Christian Andersen Monument

“To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.” --The Ugly Duckling (1844)…Read More

Heckscher Playground

This playground commemorates August Heckscher Sr. (1848-1941)--real estate magnate, financier, philanthropist, and grandfather of August Heckscher III (1914-1997), Parks…Read More

Johann Von Schiller Monument

This bronze portrait bust depicts German dramatist, poet and historian Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759–1805), and was the first sculpture installed in…Read More

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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Troilus and Cressida will contain effects including the use of loud sounds, blank gunshots, and simulated explosions. The production will run nightly through August 14 at the Delacorte Theater (located mid-park at 80th Street on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn). Please visit the Public Theater's website for more information about the show and its special effects.
Anticipated Completion: 08/14/2016

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