LOCATION NOTES

The Central Park Lost Mitten Party entertains  and teaches.  READ about the founders of the  Park, the bridges, the benches, the lamps, the sculptures, the Carousel, not to mention how each lamppost lets you  find  your location  ~ east side or west . 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books listed here include Park Historian Sara Cedar Miller's An American Masterpiece and Conservancy Founder Elizabeth Barlow Rogers' Saving Central Park .  Teaching about the Park increases reading!

EXPLORE THE PARK

Explore Central Park, the Urban Parks Movement, the Trust for Public Land and Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project  at a wide variety of websites, from the Central Park Conservancy to New York's Parks Department and more!

TREASURES NEARBY

Whether you want to visit the American Museum of Natural History on the West Side or the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the East, this great list of nearby treasures is for you!

MORE FUN!

Have lunch at the newly restored Loeb Boathouse.   Wear your fancy hat at the annual Frederick Law Olmsted Annual Awards and Fancy Hat Luncheon. Or  nap on one of Central Park's 9,000 benches.

DO YOU KNOW?

What sits on top of each  Henry Bacon 1910 lamppost? How did Bow Bridge get its name?  Were there really sheep in "Sheep Meadow"?