Manhattan's green getaway is a lifesaver for local families with antsy tykes. The Olmsted and Vaux–designed space brims with kid-friendly attractions. There are two ice skating rinks located in the park, one of which turns into a pool over the summer while the other transforms into Victorian Gardens, a carnival with hand-crafted rides, yummy concessions and live shows. The park hosts year-round puppet performances at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Families can bring their kids to numerous playgrounds including one that is Egyptian-themed and another that brings the safari to the city. Over the summer you can enjoy the SummerStage concert series with performances by popular musicians and the Family Performance Festival that provides storytimes, activities and shows for kids. There are unique sculptures placed throughout the park including one of a scene from Alice in Wonderland.You can also find a famed carousel, a collection of animals at the zoo, and plenty of free and cheap workshops throughout the gargantuan park.
|Venue name:||Central Park||Contact:|
59th St to 110th St
|Cross street:||between Central Park West and Fifth Ave|
|Transport:||Subway: A, B, C, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle; N, Q, R to 5th Ave; B, C to 72nd St, 81st St–Museum of Natural History, 86th St, 96th St, 103rd St, 110th St; 2, 3 to 110th St.|