Ever wanted to know more about Central Park’s picturesque Belvedere Castle? Many may not know it, but tours are available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.
The castle derives its name from the Italian bel vedere or “beautiful to see” and was built in 1896, offering views of the Great Lawn. Designed by Central Park creator Calvert Vaux, it eventually ran into disrepair, but was renovated in the ’80s. Today, the National Weather Service uses the location to take weather measurements and the castle provides information on the flora and fauna that lives in the park.
Currently, there is an ongoing exhibition on two levels of the castle. Free discovery kits are available if families want to learn on their own.
This Saturday at 10:30am, a special Adirondacks Tour will take place and focus on many of the Central Park and North Woods projects executed by Mr. Vaux at The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th Street.
Both options offer a relaxing and informative way to learn more about the country’s most famous park.
Or, if you are a bit more intrepid and feel like braving the crowds, Demi Lovato is performing tomorrow morning as a part of the GMA Summer Concert Series in Rumsey Playfield… expect thousands of screaming tweens.
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