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Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park

The statue of Hans Christian Andersen is located on the west side of the Conservatory Pond (the small duck & sail-boat pond just north of the East 72nd Street entrance to Central Park). This is the same pond that the statue of Alice in Wonderland stands by.
The pond is just at the bottom of the winter sledding hill popularly known as Pilgrim Hill for the statue that stands there.


By Bus:

• The downtown buses M1, M2, M3, and M4 stop on Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street.
• The uptown buses M1, M2, M3, and M4 stop on Fifth Avenue at 72nd Street, one block east of Central Park.

By Subway:

The No. 4 and No. 6 trains (green line on the subway map) stop at 68th Street and at 77th Street on Lexington Avenue. Walk four blocks west to the park.

By Car:

There are several parking garages in the area. The closest one is at Chelnik at 1 East 72nd Street (between Fifth and Madison). Also very close is F&F at 10 East 70th Street (between Fifth and Madison).

Andersen statue
Fairy and Folk Tales
From Around The World!

Appropriate for children ages 6 and up.
Fun for Adults as well.
At the Hans Christian Andersen statue
"The Ugly Duckling"
near 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue.
in Central Park, New York.
Saturdays in
June, July, August & September
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storytelling is held rain or shine.
Cost: Free
Children are asked to sit with
parents or guardians.
Sponsored by
the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc.
in cooperation with the City of New York / Parks & Recreation and The Central Park Conservancy.

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