How to shop like a pro with Holiday Cheer (and see the Harlem Meer!)


Every holiday season, it’s the same struggle. Lost packages. Shipping delayed. Low inventory level.

Purchases from across the country.

For those looking to avoid the hassle, how about considering what might be obvious: in-store shopping?

Although this solution may seem a bit analog and crowded, have you ever considered buying your gifts in Central Park?

It’s true!

Whether you live in Harlem or the Bronx, or the Upper West, or the East Side, or even Staten Island and New Jersey, or one of the 5 million annual tourists who come to Harlem a visit to Central Park can be incredibly productive.

Take advantage of the change of seasons with a relaxing walk through the park and visit one of the park’s four retail and hospitality centers. Need gifts under $15? holiday theme gifts ?

These locations are catered for everyone.

  1. Dana Center: east side at 110e street in Harlem
  2. Belvedere Castle: mid-park at 79e Street
  3. Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop: mid-park at 65e Street (open 7 days a week)
  4. Columbus Circle Bandstand: west side at 59e Street (open 7 days a week)

And the icing on the cake? Every purchase goes to support the Central Park Conservatory by helping to care for and maintain our city’s most iconic public park.

Related Articles


“We re-imagine, recreate and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of blackness, for culture….” This post is made in Partnership with British pathe.


About Author

Comments are closed.