Thursday, December 16, 2010

Delacorte Music Clock, NY

I was fascinated with this clock when we were in Central Park, NYC. Not just kids but adults too would stop by in front of this clock. The sculpted animals are holding different musical instruments and plays one of 26 nursery rhyme tunes from 8:00 am — 5:00 pm on the hour and half-hour. In addition, on the hour two monkeys on the top of the clock appear to strike a bell. The clock is one of the most whimsical features of the park. The musical repertoire of the clock plays Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle and much more. It also play appropriate selections played during the holidays with favorites such as Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, and Joy to the World ringing out from Thanksgiving until the second week of January.

The Delacorte Music Clock is located between the Wildlife Center and the Children's Zoo at 65th St. John B. Donated by George Delacorte, the clock was designed to replicate the musical clocks he had seen throughout Europe; the animal figures were created by Italian sculptor Andrea Spadini.


Lulu Post December 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

nice clock... muadto ko didto magpaposing ko didto hehehe

Unknown December 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

oi diha ka Tsang?? ka nice gud..

anha daw Lulu kay moposing sya, dungan ta Lu hehe

Mel Avila Alarilla December 17, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

Yes, it's an amazing clock alright that will not fail to mesmerize those who will visit that park. It will bring a lot of happiness to children too. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

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