Last week we launched the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt with five clues each for Manhattan and Brooklyn. Congrats to sisters @mauiiwowwie (on Twitter) and @jilliansadsad (on Instagram), joint Grand Prize winners for Manhattan, and @sim_inthecity (on Instagram), Grand Prize winner for Brooklyn!
Queens, it’s your turn!
- In 1956, this jazz great “and his All-Stars” performed “St. Louis Blues” with the New York Philharmonic and conductor Leonard Bernstein. He lived for many years in Corona, and his house is now a museum. Take a photo of the house/museum and post with #nypparks50!
- The official piano of the New York Philharmonic is a company with a factory in Long Island City. Take a photo of the factory sign or front door and post with #nypparks50!
- This Japanese-American sculptor designed the sets for Martha Graham’s dance for Copland’s Appalachian Spring, which the Philharmonic performs this summer in the Concerts in the Parks. There is a museum devoted to him in Long Island City. Take a photo of it and post with #nypparks50!
- From 1965 to 1989, the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks performed in this park in Bayside when visiting Queens. Take a photo of the sign and post with #nypparks50!
- Music students at this Astoria performing-arts high school named for an iconic blue-eyed pop singer (and founded by another iconic pop singer) have benefited from exposure to New York Philharmonic musicians and Teaching Artists as part of the Philharmonic’s Education programs. Take a photo of the school and post with #nypparks50!
(Photo: Chris Lee)