Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cantonese Social and picnic in the Park

:00 AM : Cantonese Get Togethers' Summer Picnic. Meet at The shops at Columbus Circle on 2nd floor in front of H&M Store.  Then we will walk together to Central Park- "Sheep Meadows" where we will practice our Cantonese by introduce ourselves and some creative ice breaker games.
Although, we will also provide sheets for the picnic area, however please feel free to bring your own blankets.

Categories: Cantonese, Toisan, Hoisan, social event
Image of Sheep Meadow, Central Park, NYC
Sheep Meadows in Central Park

About Sheep Meadow

Although today the Park's largest lawn without ballfields features people it was originally the home to a flock of pure bred sheep from 1864 until 1934. The sheep and shepherd were housed in a fanciful Victorian building nearby, what became the famous Tavern on the Green restaurant in 1934.

The 1858 design competition for Central Park required a parade ground for military drills, and winning landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux reluctantly included the parade ground in their Greensward plan. The Park's Commissioners and designers ultimately felt that military use conflicted with their vision of the Park as a quiet escape.

In the 1960s and 70s, Sheep Meadow became the scene for large-scale concerts, the televised landing on the moon, peace rallies and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations. But these events, and the lack of management and maintenance, led to the lawn becoming severely eroded — a virtual dustbowl. In 1980, it was restored and has been maintained by The Central Park Conservancy ever since. The meadow became the Park's first Quiet Zone, which means it's the perfect place to relax and unwind. Sheep Meadow attracts thousands of visitors, who gather to sunbathe, picnic, and enjoy this pastoral escape, free from the hustle and bustle of New York City, but with one of the best views of Manhattan's famous skyline.


Sheep Meadow Map in Central Park

Sheep Meadow is located on
West Side of Central Park from 66th to 69th Streets.


About Learn Cantonese NYC

Our vision is to create a friendly and safe environment for people to practice their Cantonese and Toisan. We will help each other learn in an interactive sociable way. There are also learning materials available.

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Looking forward to practice our Cantonese and Toisan together.
Please RSVP so we know how many are coming, call or text (347) 649-4121 or (917) 547- 8590.

We are a pretty relax group and greatly appreciate suggestions and ways to improve the group.  

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