April 21, 2014

An Easy Spring Walk in Central Park: From the Museum of Natural History to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I don't see the harm in updating this site once and awhile, especially when the grass is green and the flowers are out in Central Park.

Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 11:20 a.m.
Central Park, New York


On Easter Sunday, I had arranged to meet a friend on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at noon for an excursion around the galleries, an experience I dubbed "high church." 

Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 11:24 a.m.
Central Park, New York


I live on the west side now, about as far up Manhattan as you can go, but I find the A and the C trains extremely useful in taking me downtown to the well-visited parts of "the city." For example, the 81st Street stop (American Museum of Natural History) on the C also offers quick access to the New-York Historical Society (corner of 77th and the park) and Central Park West.

Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 11:42 a.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue, New York


So, in anticipation of Sunday's event, I took the train downtown to W. 81st to start my walk to the other side of the park. Walking to the east side, the location of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is fairly straightforward, if you can follow the paths on the north side of The Ramble, slightly squeezed on the other side by the 79th Street Transverse. (see map below) If you lose your bearings, try to locate the Carlyle Building on the east side. (In reverse, look for the San Remo Apartments.)

Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 1:28 p.m.
Central Park, New York



Even after the longest winter in recent memory, New York City managed to pull a rabbit out of its hat for a pitch perfect day of brilliant colors.

Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 1:30 p.m.
Central Park, New York



Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 1:35 p.m.
Conservatory Water
Central Park, New York


Easter Sunday
April 20, 2014 1:45 p.m.
Central Park, New York



 Images from Sunday, April 20, 2014.