Chanit Roston            Pamela King    

             Chanit Roston and Pamela King have been friends forever.  They met shortly after they arrived in New York in the 1960s, and from the first time they went to Central Park, they fell in love with it.  They have always thought of Central Park as the “heart” of the city.  Once their children were born, their pleasure was magnified as each rock and stone, grate and tunnel, nook and cranny was explored and found delightful.

             Chanit studied drawing with Joseph Hirsh and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein at the National Academy of Fine Art and Design, with Robert Phillip at the Art Students League and was privately mentored by Anthony Toney.  Chanit’s paintings have been shown at galleries such as the National Academy of Fine Art and Design in New York City and the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton.  A show of her diverse work was also exhibited at the Asman Gallery (NBC News Building) in Washington, D.C.  You can see her portraits of “People, Places and Things” at her website, www.chanit.com. 

             Pamela has been a New York City high school ESL and English teacher for the past 20 years.  She received her doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2011 where she studied metaphoric errors second language learners make as they learn English.  She adores the English language and helping her students succeed in their new lives in America.

             Chanit’s love of the visual and Pamela’s love for words, as well as their shared love for Central Park, has led to Come to Central Park.  For them it is a magical place for joy, rejuvenation and just plain fun.  If you don’t know it yet, they hope you, too, will fall in love with Central Park, and if it’s one of your favorite places, as well, they hope that this book will give you renewed delight as you read it and share it with the ones you love.