Regardless if it’s your first time with a Central Park bike tour or your tenth time, there are many events you will want to view while at the world-famous park. Here are some of the venues you can explore.
Whether it’s taking in such events as couples’ skating, a hockey game, or the Victorian Gardens during the off-season, Wollman Rink is a fantastic spot to catch a show. It is available for people to rent for their own private occasions, such as weddings or anniversaries. It also hosts large-scale events, such as the Rolex horse show, which is taking place this fall. If you are an equestrian lover, this is the chance of a lifetime. For those that are interested, take a little time to preview your possibilities online and purchase your tickets there for possible savings.
Marionette Theater in the Swedish Cottage
One of the sweetest ways to spend an afternoon with your children is over at the quaint Swedish Cottage, where you can enjoy a true marionette show. Some classics you may get to see performed here are “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Gulliver’s Travels,” and “Cinderella.” Plan your Central Park bike tour to see the cottage, and you will be happy you did. Your family can learn some classic children’s tales while seeing skilled performers working a historical profession.
You may think the field is all about the game, but every summer it doubles as SummerStage. Take your Central Park bike tour this direction for some exceptional music and live entertainment. During the off-season, you can catch performances that span modern dance music, electronic music, World and American music, or family programming for everyone to enjoy. This outdoor theater is off the 69th Street and 5th Avenue entrance. From May through September, you can find a wide selection of performers. You can even enjoy 30-35 events that are free to the public. Shows are rain or shine. They only cancel if severe lightning threatens.
The Naumburg Bandshell
Another perfect spot to enjoy some entertainment is Naumburg Bandshell. Where Beethoven’s statue stands, there was originally a cast-iron bandstand back in 1862. Taste in music was more toward classical and refined, but over time, folk and choral varieties were added to the mix. The Bandshell has been stage to greats, such as Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Benny Goodman, and Victor Herbert. Today, the venue is host to a range of acoustical musical performances. Be sure to take in the music at the historical Naumburg Bandshell during your Central Park bike tour.