Central Park – At The Peak Of Fall’s Gloriousness

10 Nov

I visited Central Park a few weeks ago, with the hope of seeing some Fall Foliage.

It was a glorious day that day, but the trees were showing little sign of Autumn.

Oh, what a difference 3 short weeks make!

As if the spectacular views aren’t enough, there is wonderful music to be heard, from a solo saxophone player

to a folk band (The Dirty Urchins)

to a gospel group (The Boyds & Praise Company)

I never tire of watching the boaters, ESPECIALLY with these colors surrounding them!

And, good old Bethesda Fountain…

But, back to my favorite area of all, Poets’ Walk.

The park actually had Poets’ Walk closed off to the public, as they were clearing tree branches that had fallen or were dangerously close to falling, due to the strange snowstorm we had on October 29th.

According to The New York Times, “In all, as many as 1,000 of the park’s trees may be lost to the freak October snowstorm; in contrast, Tropical Storm Irene — which work crews only recently finished cleaning up after — cost the park 125 trees.”

If you want to donate any amount of money to help Central Park be restored, or to learn more, please visit this page, which says in part:

We can’t plan for storms. But with your help, we can rebuild.


When the unexpected happens, we rely on your generosity to restore the Park to its most vibrant state. The Halloween storm will cost the Conservancy hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of clean-up and restorative work, and we can’t do it without you.


The destruction is staggering: we estimate that at least 1,000 trees will be lost as a result of this storm. The Halloween storm comes on the heels of Hurricane Irene, but is far more extensive and severe than what we witnessed in August. The damage in the Park is focused south of 86th Street, which is by far the most visited section of the Park.

Thank you for your donation and your support of the Central Park Conservancy’s stewardship of Central Park. If you’d like to send a check, please make it payable to Central Park Conservancy and note that it’s for the 2011 Halloween storm fund. You can send them to us at:


Central Park Conservancy
14 East 60th St., 8th Floor
New York, NY  10022

If you are feeling generous, please consider donating to the Central Park Conservancy. They will be very grateful for ANY amount that you’re able to give.

Happy Autumn! And, thank you!




2 Responses to “Central Park – At The Peak Of Fall’s Gloriousness”

  1. margiesmom November 10, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Beautiful! Just beautiful!!! Sad about the lost trees 😦

  2. Hubby November 10, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    The colors of the leaves in the boating photo are amazing. It looks like one of those old hand-tinted postcards.

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