Category Archives: Parks

Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, NYC, Nov. 9, 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (

Last Saturday night, after a much anticipated Nikon workshop by Steve Simon in Manhattan, I walked around the block to capture night photos at Bryant Park, whose Winter Village has long been a visual and sentimental favorite of mine.

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At Bryant Park's ice skating rink that night, the colorful rink is filled with people skating and talking with friends. Manhattan, New York, USA. November 9, 2013. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry,

NYC, USA. Nov. 9, 2013 – Bryant Park ice skating rink at  Winter Village. (© 2013 Ann Parry/

The pink and green shadows each skater cast on the ice immediately caught my attention, and I photographed the festive, energetic, colorful scenes at the Ice Skating Rink and Holiday Shops with my Nikon D4 until around 9:30 that evening, November 9, 2013.

Photo gallery – Bryant Park Winter Village, NYC, 2013-11-09

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Nigerian Dwarf Goats Walk in Norman J Levy Park & Preserve

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (

Though I first met the Nigerian Dwarf Goats that live at Norman J Levy Park & Preserve about 3 years ago, this week was the first time I saw them as they walked through the grounds with a park ranger.

May 1, 2012 - Merrick, New York, USA - Nigerian Dwarf Goats graze during their walk with Park Ranger at Levy Park and Preserve, Long Island, New York. (© 2012 Ann Parry/

Nigerian Dwarf Goats graze during walk at Norman J Levy Park & Preserve in South Merrick, NY, on May 1, 2012. (© Ann Parry/

Entering the parking lot, I saw a sign that the goats were out walking, so I asked someone at the Park Station exactly where they were. He called Park Ranger Susan, who had them up by the hilltop ponds and was about to take them back on the trail near the golf course.

This delightful, well-behaved goatherd eats weeds as it walks through the park – each day, around 7 AM and 1 PM, using a variety of routes – so it’s one of the ways the park maintains itself in an ecologically friendly way for the marshland environment.

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