The best place to have a picnic in New York City’s Central Park is Sheep Meadow.
Why you should listen to me: I’ve lived in New York City for over 11 years. During that time I have hosted dozens of picnics in the park. I’ve filmed videos about picnics.
Here is exactly where I like to host my picnics in Central Park:Google Maps screenshot of Sheep Meadow. Scroll down for more images.