Saturday, August 2, 2008
AEROBALLOON in CENTRAL PARK
I made this image of the Aeroballoon that flies over Central Park offering riders a spectacular view of the city. At left of the image are the towers of the San Remo. Below are the details of the Aeroballoon ride (from the official website).
When: July 25 to August 22, 2008:
7am - 10pm, weather permitting
Where: Cherry Hill, Central Park at 72nd Street, west of Bethesda Fountain
Cost: Adults: $25; children: $17.50. Only children over 40" tall may ride. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No babies in baby carriers and no animals, please.
See the City As Never Before – Floating 30 Stories Above Central Park!
Basketed Balloon Over NYC’s Crown Jewel Marks 150th Anniversary of the Plan that Made the Park
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Olmsted and Vaux's Greensward plan — the original design for the world's most famous park — the Central Park Conservancy and New York City Department of Parks & Recreation invite New Yorkers and visitors to see the City and the Park as they've never seen it before: floating in silence 30 stories in the air!
AeroBalloon™ is an anchored, helium-filled, state-of-the-art balloon that ascends to a height of 300 feet. The balloon will fly daily from July 25 to August 22, 2008 at Cherry Hill in Central Park, and will take up to four passengers at a time for a 10 minute ride. Riders are welcome from 7am to 10pm.
Get a spectacular daytime view of Central Park and bustling streets, or wait until sundown and float above dazzling city lights.
AeroBalloon has been wowing crowds for years at sites throughout the U.S. with its safe, American-made, non-combustible balloons.
Information: Call 646-827-6287. Learn more about the original design for Central Park and how the Central Park Conservancy has restored this urban oasis at www.centralparknyc.org.