Ah the waterfight, a perennial childhood favorite. Every year we’d fill up our water guns and run around soaking a sibling or maybe the kid from across the street. It was fun but it never seemed to compare to the giant, all-out water wars you saw on Nickelodeon. Now, all these years later, your childhood fantasy is about to come true. On July 30th from 2 to 5pm, New Yorkers will swarm Central Park’s Great Lawn sporting water guns, super soakers, buckets full of water, and spray bottles (but not water balloons – they’re banned because of the mess they leave) with one mission: getting everyone really wet.
If you’d like to join in the fun, check out the Official Event Page on Facebook. You’ll find rules, recommendations about what to bring, and event merchandise.
Black Eyed Peas fans weren’t about to let the rain drive them away from Friday night’s Central Park concert. The concert was originally scheduled for June 9 on the Great Lawn but was cancelled because of lightening. At the time, thousands of adoring fans shouted “we won’t go” in protest and refused to leave the lawn.
Friday night’s fans cheered just as loudly. As always we’ve scoured the web for the best Youtube bootlegs and this time we’ve struck gold. Not only can you see audience video from the audience but you also get video from the stage! Check it out:
Will freestyles then sings Imma Be with Taboo, Fergie and Apple
Don’t Stop the Party
Black Eyed Peas Central Park Concert Recorded On Stage by Taboo
Full Concert and Backstage Interviews Recorded by Google
Last week we reported on the revitalization of Central Park’s East Lawn. The post talks specifically about the destruction done to Central Park by 1970 and how the Central Park Conservancy restored many of the parks most beloved locations including The Great Lawn. In this post we bring you evidence of the sad state the park was in and how wonderful it looked after the Conservancy saved it. Bring out the before and after shots (click on them to make them larger):
We strive to give the best damn Central Park tour that money can buy. Our tour guides are friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and officially licensed by NYC. Our Central Park tours highlight more than twenty-seven different locations in Central Park at sunset.
Great tour! Matt was a FANTASTIC tour guide. The tour was loaded with great New York and Manhattan history and information! The walk had a depth of character with the late evening into dusk and twilight hours between the city skyline and...read more the greenery of the city.I highly recommend this tour!!read less
LOVED IT My fiancée Liz and I decided to do this tour. And SO GLAD WE DID. Our tour guide was so phenomenal. Kelsey guided us through the park as though she was an old time friend giving us nuggets of history....read more Nothing seemed scripted or rehearsed or overly didactic. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and recommending Kelsey as your guide.read less
Thumbs-up from a New Yorker This tour is everything promised and more. I was surprised to see racoons down below while we watched from above on one of the bridges. Who would have expected wildlife in the city? The views were spectacular. Our guide gave...read more us just the right amount of info. I loved the tour. Some of the sights I was familiar with but now see them in a different light. Others, I didn't know existed. Go and have a great time!read less
Even though I've lived in NYC (Manhattan) for 31 years, I found the Sunset tour as led by Matt very educational, and interesting. I went to parts of the park I'd never visited before, and I learned lots of history...read more about the making of the park and what it was like to visit in the 19th century. Could I have read that in some book? Sure! But I wouldn't and didn't, and it's more memorable when you are actually there. My FitBit loved how much walking I did that day, so comfortable shoes are a must! Tour included a brief pitstop, which was much appreciated. I would definitely recommend this for native NY'ers and visitors. Many of the stops included park benches as well. Matt crammed alot into this tour.read less
If/ when you are in NY you must take this tour. We just loved it
Sunset tour is a great way to spend a relaxing yet energized late afternoon in New York. The tour takes you to well known park attractions as well as hidden jems of it. The guide (Matt was great!) will tell...read more you must-know facts as well as waggish details from history, New York politics and so forth.Be prepared for intensely paced walking for solid 2 hours. Though you have breaks and stops, and there is plenty of shade and benches, so you will never feel exhausted, but rather relaxed and inspired.read less
Been to Central Park many times in a past. An organized tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide made our experience very unique.
Ellen A Kaplan11/12/2016
If you're visiting New York, you HAVE to take this tour of Central Park. Our guide, Kelsey, was absolutely amazing. She's funny, witty and, most of all, she knows her Central Park inside out. She answered all of our questions,...read more showed us all the places where movies had been made and places that locals might not even know about. We really enjoyed every minute of it. Oh, don't forget to bring your camera. It was one of the highlights of our trip to NYC. Thanks again Kelsey! We had a great time!read less
Weekend Getaway On October 27, 2017, we decided to join the Sunset Tour of Central Park with Matthew. Matthew did and amazing job explaining all the history of Central Park in a 2.5 hour span. The pace was perfect and we covered...read more a lot of grounds with some amazing stories about Central Park. Matthew was great at the details of the history and fully explained certain people that shaped the park. I would highly suggest the tour of the Central Park and try to get Matthew - great guyread less
The best way to tour Central Park All right, I'll admit it: Despite having been to NYC a few times, I had never visited Central Park. I mean, the place is huge, so where would I even start? Enter TripAdvisor and the many recommendations for Central Park...read more Sunset Tours. Matt was an excellent tour guide -- super knowledgeable about every aspect of the history of the park, and friendly to boot. There is so much ground (literally) to cover within a couple of hours, but Matt hits all the highlights, and you definitely get your steps for the day in at a nice clip of a pace, even with a pit stop for coffee at Tavern on the Green's takeout window. Highly recommended.read less