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):
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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 moreEven 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 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
Great tour. I’ve lived in NY for over 20 years and spent a LOT of time in the park and our tour guide still showed me places and told me lots of facts and trivia about the park that I...read moreGreat tour. I’ve lived in NY for over 20 years and spent a LOT of time in the park and our tour guide still showed me places and told me lots of facts and trivia about the park that I didn’t know. He timed it perfectly so we saw sunset from Bow Bridge. I recommend highly.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 Kaplan
It doesn't get any better Outstanding tour with very knowledgeable guide, a don't miss experience.
Great tour - knowledgeable guide Matt did a wonderful job as our guide. He's super knowledgeable about the area and the history. Definitely worth the money to have them guide you through the park... you'll get so much more out of it.
Wonderful informative tour of the park. So happy we decided to do this and not try to walk alone. Would have never seen or learned so much. Thank you!
Allison Pruitt Jones
Saw all the spots I wanted to see, our tour guide Matthew was very knowledgable and he gave us enough time to enjoy each spot!
Amazing guided tour with Kelsey! 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 moreIf 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, 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
Loved this tour! Our tour guide Matt was knowledge and kept the tour moving at a great pace. We covered so many of the beautiful highlights of Central Park. I definitely recommend this tour!
Great overview of Central Park Matt led our tour and it was well worthwhile. The park is vast and for first timers the tour is a great way to see and hear about the history of the park, and City. well worth the money.