10% Happier Presents: 30-Minutes to Sanity in Lower Central Park

New York, NY

  • A thoroughfare in Central Park.
  • The USS Maine Memorial at the southwestern corner entrance to Central Park.  Photo: Yelena Linetskaya.
  • Columbus Circle and the USS Maine Memorial.
  • At the top of Umpire Rock.  Photo:
  • The Cop Cot in Autumn. Photo: Noel Events.
  • The Gapstow Bridge in winter.  Photo: Kirit Prajapati.
  • The Lombard Lamp in Central Park.  Photo:

30 minutes
1.0 mi
Guided by Dan

Come on a 30-minute stroll through lower Central Park to escape the insanity of Manhattan. Along the way, the folks behind the 10% Happier app will guide you through five exercises to practice mindfulness and relax. We'll walk past calming vistas and quiet tree-filled pathways as we guide you in techniques to relax, feel gratitude and practice mindfulness with your surroundings. This isn't a New Age, homeopathic, yogis-only, Om-based walk. That's not us. 10% Happier is about training your mind through meditation.

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About Your Guide
Dan Harris is a correspondent for ABC News, an anchor for Nightline and co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. He is also the author of 2014 bestseller, "10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works - a True Story." He continues to promote the benefits of meditation for "fidgety skeptics" through the 10% Happier app and 10% Happier podcast.

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Guide Points
  1. Columbus Circle Entrance
  2. Greyshot Arch
  3. Umpire Rock
  4. Cop Cot Shelter
  5. Gapstow Bridge
  6. Lombard Lamp

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.