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February 2, 2009

Tavern on the Green in 1938

Parks Releases Request For Proposals For Landmark Restaurant in Central Park

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the renovation and operation of the restaurant currently...

January 30, 2009

African American children playing chess in a park in 1964

Parks Community Celebrates Black History Month with Art Exhibition

The exhibit includes over thirty artworks including photographs, paintings, quilts, and ceramics.

December 18, 2008

Highbridge Recreation Center

Columbia University Brightens Holiday Celebration at Highbridge Recreation Center

The Gulf Coast Recovers student group from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health...

December 17, 2008


109th Christmas Bird Count Reveals 6,041 Birds Of 55 Different Species In Central Park

There are 55 species of birds and 6,041 individual birds in Central Park, according to the final...

December 15, 2008


109th Christmas Bird Count Reveals 6,041 Birds of 55 Different Species in Central Park

Teams of citizen birdwatchers, guided by Urban Park Rangers, spent the morning canvassing all 843...

December 9, 2008

Detail of a wreath from exhibit

Parks Celebrates the Holidays with Its 26th Wreath Exhibit

Fine artists, environmentalists, landscape architects, graphic designers and other creative souls...

December 5, 2008

Detail of Arsenal lights

Parks Headquarters Glows in Holiday Spirit

Thanks to the Friends of the Arsenal, the historic New York landmark will be green for the...

December 4, 2008

Detail of a wreath from the exhibition

Wreath Display at the Arsenal Gallery

This year’s exhibition offers a diverse collection of wreath interpretations. While some...

October 27, 2008


Spook-tacular Fun at Parks & Camp Sunshine Halloween Festival

For the first time this year, the Bethesda Arcade was transformed into the grounds of a haunted...

September 12, 2008

Detail from Central Park Photo by Claire Lesteven

Claire Lesteven’s “Sunbeam Dispatches” at Arsenal Gallery

The exhibit features Ms. Lesteven’s romantic and haunting panoramas of Central Park and...

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