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FUN Central Park Movie Sites Tour


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Private Carriage Ride and Central Park Dinner

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Turtle Pond and Great Lawn

Turtle Pond - view from the top of Belvedere Castle Tower in Central Park, NY

Turtle Pond
Mid-Park at 79th Street
Turtle Pond, located directly below Belvedere Castle, features an natural habitat of shoreline plants, birds, insects and aquatic life.



If you have time, walk out onto the short pier located just beyond the castle to get up-close views of the turtles. Turtle Pond and the surrounding area is home to many species of birds and aquatic life. We've never seen so many turtles before!

Short Pier at Turtle Pond gives you up-close views of the turtles and Belvedere Castle in the background

Turtles in Turtle Pond in Central Park and Near Belvedere Castle

Turtle Pond in Central Park New York Near Belvedere Castle



View of part of Belvedere Castle in Central Park, NYC

Turtle Pond in Central Park New York Near Belvedere Castle


Get a bird's eye view of Central Park from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, NY

Aerial View of Central Park
— from the "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck

Get an aerial view of Central Park and the New York City skyline high atop Rockefeller Plaza at the "Top of the Rock" Observation Deck.

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Turtle Pond in Central Park, New York City

View of Turtle Pond and the Great Lawn in Central Park, NY

Picnic in Central Park
Turtle Pond and Great Lawn
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch in Central Park, overlooking Turtle Pond and the Great Lawn — the views look like something out of a movie set.


Great Lawn
During the summer — May thru' Labor Day — the Central Park Conservancy hosts a number of Free Concerts and musical events.

Some of the city's biggest outdoor events, including concerts by Elton John, Diana Ross, Simon and Garfunkel, and Luciano Pavarotti have taken place at the Great Lawn (photo above).

Great Lawn in Central Park, New York

At the northeast corner, there are four half-courts for basketball and two volleyball courts, and an 1/8 mile track surrounding the courts.

Open mid-April - mid-November


Delacorte Theater
Mid-Park @ 80th Street
Southwest corner of Great Lawn

The unique semi-circular outdoor Delacorte Theater, home to the annual productions of "Shakespeare in the Park,"  is located mid-park at 80th Street, on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn.

View of Delacorte Theater - home to the annual productions of "Shakespeare in the Park" in Central Park, NY  - from Belvedere Castle Tower

Click here to see two famous statues at Delacorte Theater"Romeo & Juliet" and Prospero & Miranda — two of Shakespeare's main characters in his play "The Tempest."


FUN Central Park Movie Sites Tour

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Private Carriage Ride and Central Park Dinner


 

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