Friday, June 18, 2010

Two Central Park Options this Saturday

This Saturday, June 19th from 12pm-4pm in Central Park by the Bandshell at 72nd Street: we might join the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation and Backpacker Magazine for Adventures NYC, and discover adventure right here in our own backyard.  We can hike, bike, climb and paddle our way across the five boroughs, and celebrate NYC Parks and the great outdoors. The Skyriders will be performing - they are a trampoline group that trains Team USA ski jumpers, and I'm told they put on a phenomenal show. Lots of other activities – visit for details! This annual summer festival is FREE and open to the public.


We can go to the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen in Central Park at 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue where for over 50 years, rain or shine, New York children have gathered around Hans Christian Andersen’s statue in Central Park to listen to his stories. This wonderful New York City tradition continues this summer with a new and exciting storytelling program. In addition to many of Hans Christian Andersen’s classics, master storytellers will be telling some of their favorite stories from such far away places as Haiti, China, India, South Africa, and Ghana. Stories at the Statue is curated by renowned storyteller Diane Wolkstein, and is sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc. in cooperation with the City of New York/Parks & Recreation and the Central Park Conservancy.  This takes place every Saturday from June 12th - September 25th, 2010 from 11am to 12pm.

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