Posts Tagged ‘Central Park’

Central Park Love Song

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I love Central Park. As a very young person, I missed the spiritual lesson in the perennial beauty of blooming and dying flowers. I’ve a long view from my living room of Central Park treetops to Harlem. Falcons glide on wind currents at my windows. Right now, fat leafy treetops look like bridal bouquets. Winters, [&hellip
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FUNDRAISER FOR DAMAGED PARK

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The Central Park Conservancy is holding a fundraiser to repair damages from an Aug. 19 thunderstorm. Grill On the Hill, on Oct. 17, will feature live music, food and family activities. The fundraiser starts at noon at the Great Hill, near Central Park West and West 106th Street. For more information, call 212-310-
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Top Chef of the Campground

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San Francisco Chef Melissa Perello, from the restaurant Frances, cooks up her best meal using camping cooking equipment. The event was part of the Campfire Cooking Challenge at Adventures NYC in Central Park, featuring outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking, fishing and yoga. Photo by Andrew Schwartz
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A ‘Bad Boy’ to Get Your Blood Racing

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Dog days of August slowing you down? Well, the new production of Euripides’ The Bacchae at the Delacorte Theater can set your blood racing again. Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis, the ancient Greek story is alive and kicking with a multi-racial cast. The last New York staging of The Bacchae was at the 2008 Lincoln Center [&hellip
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The Handball Symphony

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One harsh thwack of rubber ball meeting hand, then a moment later, a flatter, harder thwack of ball meeting wall. Then the same two beats over again. Soon, a rhythm emerges. These are the trademark sounds of a game of handball. Put several games together, as the Inner City Handball Association (ICHA) did last weekend [&hellip
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A Few of My Favorite Things

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I love summer, a time when I forcibly inject hedonism into my hectic life. I desert John Stuart Mill and even Woody Allen, who believe pleasure is merely the absence of pain. Afternoons I enter Central Park at Sixth Avenue and start breathing pure air deeply. A cardinal and his red-crested wife fly by. A [&hellip
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