New York City is often referred to as an urban jungle – with awe-inspiring skyscrapers, bustling city streets filled with yellow taxis and construction vehicles, subway stations abound. But in all of this, there is some peace and greenery to be found in the beautiful parks in Manhattan.
The most noted, most visited urban park in the United States is Central Park. Aside from the beautiful views and urban oasis it provides, there is a constant series of events going on within the park. Wrapping up this week was the Central Park Summerstage concert series featuring everything from comedy and classical to dance music and hip-hop. Starting this past Tuesday is the Central Park film festival, running until Friday, August 24th. Admission is free and it’s a great chance to watch movies and enjoy the beautiful summer weather.
A few blocks south at 42nd St and 5th Avenue, Bryant Park has just ended their summer film festival, occurring every Monday, presented by HBO. The final film shown was Indiana Jones’ Raiders of the Lost Ark. “It’s a great experience – sitting out of the lawn and watching a movie. It’s different, it’s fun and it’s one of the really exciting things that you can do in New York that make it such an interesting place to live.” noted Lucien Vonwehren, a business consultant who works from our furnished executive suites at 275 Madison Avenue, near Bryant Park “It’s great whether you’re young or old, with friends or your family – It’s something everyone can enjoy.”
There’s more to enjoy at our city’s parks going into the autumn and winter. For more information on events in parks throughout New York City, visit http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar