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36 Hours: Central Park, weddings and hourly adventures.

36 Hours: Central Park, New York -

We've had several weddings in Central Park this week - in various locations, including  the Shakespeare Garden, at Hernshead on the rocks (tho they are doing some renovations) and over at the Dene. We have also held weddings at endless other sites in the park, from the Alice statue, to the zoo, the obelisk, the Minton terrace, the Dairy, the Conservatory Garden (must book, $), the ramble, the Boat House, in a rowboat, at the Castle, and in front of various beloved statues and fountains.

This is a rather nice article on how the park changes through the day, and how you might arrange an entire day in the park, with a wedding, some music, some food, and some sightseeing. The article mentions all the sights linked on the map, below. 

"Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Central Park’s more than 840 acres are dappled with sculptures, monuments and fountains that tell of the nation’s explorers, artists and heroes, both real and imaginary: Columbus, Beethoven, Duke Ellington, John Lennon, Alice in Wonderland. The park is also home to tennis and handball courts, croquet greens, a carousel, a castle, a marionette theater, a zoo and more than a dozen playgrounds. It is crisscrossed by horse-drawn carriages and
ringed by astronomically priced apartments, luxury hotels and world-class museums. Yet despite its being a kind of three-ring circus,there are quiet trails and hidden nooks, museums and bars within and
around the park where one can find a more tranquil, timeless Manhattan".

1. Conservatory Garden, Central Park.
2. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue; Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Avenue, Metropolitan Museum of Art Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar, 1000 Fifth Avenue;
3. The Rose Club, The Plaza, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South; Robert, 2 Columbus Circle; Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle,
4. The Ramble, Central Park.
5. North Woods, Central Park.
6. Nougatine, Trump Hotel Central Park, 1 Central Park West;
7. American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street; Rose Center for Earth and Space, 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue,
8. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle;
9. Tavern on the Green, Central Park West and 67th Street;
10. Loeb Boathouse, Central Park; enter at East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue;
11. Central Park Zoo, between East 63rd and 66th Streets;