Central Park

Central Park - Great Lawn

W 81st St & West Drive, New York, NY 10024, United States
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  • Today
    • 2:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 1:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy, a private non-profit, is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public.

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  • Pepsi

    Bring your camera. Not only will you be able to capture the natural beauty of Central Park, but you are bound to run into one of NYC's picture-worthy celebrity locals

    Pepsi · July 2, 2011
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  • Rolling Stone

    Simon & Garfunkel, Elton John, Dave Matthews Band, Diana Ross and Hall & Oates (among many others) have held massive shows in this thirteen-acre section of Central Park. Read more

    Rolling Stone · January 14, 2011
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  • American Express

    Our Amex Travel specialists recommend a stroll to the Vanderbilt Gate at 106th & 5th Ave to discover the Victorian-era designed Conservatory Gardens - a true secret garden!

    American Express · June 22, 2011
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  • The New York Daily News

    PHOTO: Did you know the Great Lawn used to be underwater? In 1933 men work on finally filling in the dried bed of the old Lower Reservoir that was here, at the link! Read more

    The New York Daily News · August 22, 2011
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  • iVillage

    Possibly the most relaxing place on earth. Plus, in the summer, it's basically a pseudo-beach. Just be careful -- you never know when an errant softball, football or frisbee will come flying at you.

    iVillage · September 7, 2011
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  • National Wildlife Federation

    Wildlife watch for Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) Read more

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  • ABC News

    Keep your eyes peeled. You might see "This Week" anchor Christiane Amanpour riding her bike in the park. She loves to ride her bike in the park and all over NYC. Follow her on Twitter: @camanpour Read more

    ABC News · April 17, 2011
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  • Alexandra

    The Philharmonic in the park is wonderful!

    Alexandra · July 15, 2010
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  • rob z.

    effective may 23, 2011, smoking will not be allowed in the park.

    rob zand · May 2, 2011
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  • Jeff W.

    Sit by Turtle Pond with Belvedere Castle in the background & enjoy a nice picnic with loved ones!

    Jeff Woo · September 23, 2011
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  • Kiboo

    What better place to chill from the summer heat, throw around a frisbee, or take a hot date? Who cares? Whatever you're doing, it's free! That part of the date anyways...

    Kiboo · August 11, 2011
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  • Emily V.

    So much nicer than the chaos of Sheeps Meadow.

    Emily Verellen · June 27, 2010
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  • Michelle Marie

    Mostly here for summer softball games, but it's a great spot to relax, throw a softball or football around, lay out and enjoy the scenery of NYC.

    Michelle Marie · October 5, 2011
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  • Ronny S.

    take a deep breath

    Ronny Saran · August 4, 2011
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  • Ashley and Rachel @.

    Who wants to workout with me tommorrow at 10am? meet me by the MET museum on 84th.

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  • Travis W.

    Relax on the lawn and peoplewatch.

    Travis W · May 5, 2010
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  • Melinda M.

    View of Midtown

    Melinda Mullin · January 15, 2010
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  • Alexandre L.

    Enjoy a sunny saturday for a picnic.

    Alexandre Lima · July 7, 2012
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  • Kari G.

    Bring a blanket and a book and relax for hours. On the weekends, adorable children are everywhere :)

    Kari G · April 21, 2012
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  • Carmen d.

    Come on, what's not to love :) Read more

    Carmen da Silva · June 23, 2011
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  • Diane L.

    There is a great violin player in the late afternoon under the East 80th Street bridge, just south of the Polish King.

    Diane Lowy · July 16, 2010
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  • Cherry Lynn

    Great place to lounge on the grass, soak up some sun, and people watch! Nice view of the Belvedere Castle, too. Just watch out for any incoming baseballs, footballs, and frisbees.

    Cherry Lynn · May 22, 2010
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  • Murat

    Basak & Murside & Gezi

    Murat · September 28, 2014
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  • Willamis B.

    As there was not much time in the city, we took some. It is worth hiring a bike to get to know the Central Park.

    Willamis Batista · August 19, 2014
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  • Lisa L.

    Grab a blanket, some wine and your boo, sit on a grassy knoll and enjoy some quality people watching

    Lisa L · August 11, 2014
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  • Nostaljik Kedi

    Comfort+Quite+Peaceful+Fresh...All your soul needs...Your nature...Listen to yourself and just watch >^.^<

    Nostaljik Kedi · October 28, 2013
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  • Chelsea G.

    Check out the Philharmonic free summer concerts and be sure to bring a blanket! The fireworks are magical.

    Chelsea Garber · July 16, 2013
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  • Mikhail M.

    Less touristy more local. Watch out for baseballs and footballs headed towards your heads, by accident of course ;)

    Mikhail Mamedov · June 16, 2013
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  • Tricia L.

    Kodak moments at the turtle pond! Look for the wafels and dinges truck too for awesome liege waffles!

    Tricia Lee · May 28, 2013
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  • Lauren S.

    Have a picnic with your date! https://www.facebook.com/BonfireApp

    Lauren S · May 21, 2013
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  • Elaine L.

    Perfect spot to picnic & people watch, just remember to find a shady place on a sunny day... unless you wanna be burn.

    Elaine Lee · June 23, 2012
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  • MetroFocus

    Don't miss your chance to experience classical music in the great outdoors this summer for free with New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks. Find out when on MetroFocus. Read more

    MetroFocus · May 31, 2012
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  • One For Culture

    Watch the New York Philharmonic on July 12 and July 17 and support NYC culture by volunteering with One Percent for Culture at quintessential NYC event http://bit.ly/JG8n9X

    One For Culture · April 29, 2012
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  • ✰ David M.

    Great place to see a band. Memorable ones for me included Simon and Garfunkel and more recently (2011) the Black Eyed Peas

    ✰ David Mathison ✰ · March 3, 2012
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  • G W.

    Here for Andrea Bocelli and the nyc philharmonic with Alan Gilbert!

    G Wong · September 16, 2011
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  • Daniel S.

    Just the tip!!!

    Daniel Spellman · August 7, 2011
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  • Jeremy O.

    The benches in the shade are awesome today!

    Jeremy O'Brien · July 9, 2011
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  • NiChaPoN J.

    Summer Time is Pepsi Time.

    NiChaPoN Jay · July 3, 2011
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  • pupe ☂.

    Summer Time is Pepsi Time. While you're at your favorite beaches, barbecues, and parks this summer - don't forget to check in with Pepsi and Foursquare. Just follow Pepsi on Foursquare to unlock summe

    pupe ☂ · July 3, 2011
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  • Cynthia S.

    Gorgeous day in the park!

    Cynthia Scherer · August 14, 2010
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  • Rachael  D.

    I miss this park <3

    Rachael  Depp · August 2, 2010
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  • Kim P.

    Great place to get sun when u can't make it to the beach...beautiful views too...beware of flying objects though they come from every direction!

    Kim P · June 15, 2010
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  • Guillaume F.

    A classic spot that never gets old

    Guillaume Flandre · November 1, 2014
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  • E-J L.

    quite n peaceful place. just lay on the grass n relax!! ♥

    E-J L · October 28, 2014
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  • Diego R.

    Fav sunday place in NY.

    Diego Romero · October 5, 2014
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  • Gül M.

    Central Park'a hangi yönden giriş yaptığınıza mutlaka dikkat edin, parktan çıkınca 'ben neredeyim' demeyin. ;)

    Gül Muştu · August 21, 2014
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  • Bianca N.

    Lugar lindo pra passear....

    Bianca Nascimento · July 1, 2012
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  • Nostaljik Kedi

    Hiç Türkçe tavsiye yok diyip duruyor...Sükunet ama Hayat, Tek başınalık ama Kalabalık, Metropol ama Doğa diyor ve biraz da ruhunuzu dinlemek istiyorsanız...Kesinlikle doğru yerdesiniz >^.^<

    Nostaljik Kedi · October 28, 2013
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  • Brkgny

    Dumduz cayir cimen tabiki kotu degil ama cental parkin icinde olmasa adindan soz edilmez

    Brkgny · October 19, 2014
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  • Erdem Bugra O.

    Eylül ayı mükemmel 👌👌

    Erdem Bugra Ozturk · September 9, 2014
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