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50th Anniversary Parks Perks

Posted June 09, 2015

The New York Philharmonic, trees and lawn, and fireworks … what more could you want? Well, there are a few extras in store for our fans in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, June 19: In addition to Share the Stage — Brooklyn, featuring the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir, led by Frank Haye, look for:

  • Local food trucks, including Carpe Donut and Nuchas;
  • a photo exhibit in a white tent next to the Prospect Park Alliance table.

Queens’s Cunningham Park, June 22: In addition to Share the Stage — Queens, featuring jazz percussionist Steven Kroon, check out

  • Local food trucks, including Andy’s Italian Ices, Big D’s Grub Truck, and Souvlaki GR
  • a photo exhibit in a white tent under a large tree on the way to the bathroom building. When looking at the stage, the table will be on the left side of the field. 
  • Philharmonic staff gathering memories from audience members to be added to Crowdsourcing Memories: 50 Years of the Philharmonic in New York City’s Parks
  • And in the lead-up to the concert, 50 Years of the New York Philharmonic in Queens Parks, multimedia talks created by the Philharmonic Archives and the Queens Library, about the Orchestra’s relationship with Queens through the Concerts in the Parks. These take place at the following Queens Library branches: Windsor Park (June 11, 2:30 p.m.), Central Library (June 11, 6:00 p.m.), Forest Hills (June 13, 3:00 p.m.), and Glen Oaks (June 19, 1:30 p.m.)

Bronx’s Van Cortlandt Park, June 23: In addition to Share the Stage — Bronx, featuring BombaYo, led by Jose L. Ortiz, also known as Dr. Drum, enjoy the photo exhibit in a white tent near the main entrance to the event (where most people enter the field).