Annual Central Park Film Festival Starts Tonight (Thursday, 8/22); Five Nights Of Free Outdoor Movies

The rain is gone and the sky is getting sunny just in time… Tonight (Thursday, 8/22) marks the start of the the 11th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival. There will be free screenings in the park, under the stars, for the next five nights (through Monday, 8/26).

UWS Photo Of The Day: Michael Strahan Mowing The Lawn In Central Park

In yet another sign that spring is here, Central Park held their annual “First Mow” earlier this week. The event marks the first time Central Park’s lawns and ball fields have been mowed since the fall and this year’s celebrity gardener was former NY Giant and current LIVE With Kelly & Michael host, Michael Strahan. [...]

SATURDAY NIGHT: Free Urban Starfest In Central Park

Interesting free event in Central Park tomorrow night (Saturday, 10/20). The Amateur Astronomers Association of New York (AAA), in conjunction with the NYC Urban Park Rangers, will “take Manhattan on a tour of our solar system and universe” during its annual Urban Starfest in Sheep Meadow.

10th Annual Central Park Film Festival Starts Tuesday (8/21); Five Nights Of Free Outdoor Movies

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 8/21) marks the start of the the 10th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival. There will be free screenings in the park, under the stars, for five nights in a row (Tuesday through Saturday). The films featured in this year’s festival celebrate “cult classic films: movies whose unique ability to excite, inspire, and [...]

Upper West Side Snags 10 Spots On The Annual Village Voice “Best Of NYC” List

The Village Voice recently published their annual “Best Of NYC” list and the Upper West Side is pretty well represented. Like any “Best…” list, I’m sure not everyone will agree with the choices. Still, I’d rather have these ten than none.

Upper West Side Photo Of The Day: Glorious Day At Central Park’s Sheep Meadow

Nice shot from @isardasorensen of Sheep Meadow, with a bit of the Upper West Side skyline in the background.

Upper West Side Photo Of The Day: Sheep Meadow, Facing Southwest – Sunday, 5/8/11

Fantastic photo (as usual) from the crew over at nydaily.tumblr.com. This picture was taken yesterday in Sheep Meadow, facing southwest towards Columbus Circle and the Time Warner Center (with just a smidgen of 15 CPW showing). I doubt it was the photographer’s intention, but I can’t help but think that this is a case of [...]

Best Of Central Park

NearSay contributor Toni Cruthirds recently had a nice round-up of some of the best features of Central Park. I have to admit, somewhat sheepishly, that most of my visits to Central Park have revolved around softball or baseball. When I lived in the East 30s it was just too far away to make the trek [...]