Thursday, March 10, 2016

Seasonal Transition Underway

Winter Village has closed for the season. What comes next?

Through mid-March
Winter Village load-out continues. You'd be surprised how quickly crews can remove an entire ice rink, two-story restaurant, and skating pavilion from the park.

You'll notice that the ice has melted, blue carpet is being removed, and Celsius and the Skate Pavilion have lost their transparent roofs during the transition process. 
Mid-March
The Lawn is installed. As in previous years, we'll be covering the lawn's roll-out right here on the blog. It will be given several weeks to take root so that we can have a beautiful lawn all summer long. Park staff prepares for the advent of Spring in other ways: returning hibernating bistro chairs to allees, re-graveling areas around the Lawn and amenities, installing seasonal horticulture, and ordering supplies and equipment for the very busy months ahead.

April 1
Park amenities reopen. You know we like to shake it up year to year, so stay tuned for updates on how we're making 2016 the best summer ever at Ping Pong, the Reading Room, Art Cart, Games, Chess & Backgammon, Putting & Kubb, and P├ętanque.

After April 1
Park events return. Early harbingers of our events season are Birding Tours, which resume April 11, and Fencing, which resumes April 15. One-off events include the kids' Spring Break Party at Le Carrousel on April 2, and Poem in Your Pocket Day (the traditional kickoff to the Reading Room programming season) on April 21. Our full brochure suite will be available in the park and online at that time--remember to check the blog early and often so you can be the first to know.

May (and Beyond)
Summer begins in earnest. Most of our park events start in May; the lawn opens for the season.


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