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A public announcement by the New York State Parks and Recreation Department

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Aristotle and Plato greatly recognized the importance of play and leisure as a foundation to learning, a philosophy that is just as, if not more relevant in this present day and age. This project is a public service announcement (PSA) targeted at urban stress, and the importance of "time out." This involves the busy lifestyle that many people (young and old) have become accustomed to in an "all work and no play" environment. While it is understood that the present economic climate has had a negative effect on living standards, and many working people naturally think they do not have the time or capacity for relaxation. This PSA is aimed at stressing the importance of taking/making time for periods of leisure through the use of contrasting scenes of both lifestyles.

Central Park ariel view

Central Park, a tale of two cities

Arguably one of the most famous parks in the world, Central Park is a manmade wonder. Not only is it the first public park built in America, but it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year. For more information, mouse click on the following link http://www.nycgovparks.org/ or follow us on our social media pages below.

Central Park 45 degree view

NYC Parks Events Calendar

Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Join BeFitNYC on Facebook, and you can: Find fitness activities created by others in NYC | Invite family and friends to get fit with you | Start a fitness group in your area. Feel free to browse the listings on the following link http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/keyword%20central%20park%20tour , and use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location. Alternatively, just take time out to relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Central Park serene view