1. Secret Central Park Holiday Tree Dedicated to Departed Pets

Central Park Dog TreeThe Holiday Tree dedicated to pets, located in Central Park this year

Ever since we discovered this special memorial Holiday tree for departed pets a few years ago, each December we trek along the trails, deep into Central Park, to pay a visit and reflect on our own pets, now long gone. As in the past, we found our tree ladened with laminated ornaments with photo’s of beloved dogs, and this year, nestled among the pine needles – the addition of a beloved cat ornament! No one seemed to mind. We usually find a few owners, with their new pets at the site, but this year the tree stood alone, with an occasional treker, surprised by one lone decorated tree, alongside a Central Park path. While the location is a secret, we can say that the secret Holiday tree, dedicated to departed pets, will come alive again next year – same time, same place.

You still have time to visit The Dumbo Archway, The Holiday Train Show, and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at Met Breuer. Check out New York at its Core and the return of The Cube at Astor Place, or take a Public Art Walking Tour in Lower Manhattan. Check out the art installations and exhibits we recommended in December. You can contact the author at AFineLyne.