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!
Staten Island, you're up! The Grand Prize includes two VIP passes for the Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island on June 24, a deluxe Picnycs basket, and two tickets to a subscription concert next season. Full details and instructions.
Staten Island Clues
- The first Staten Island venue for Concerts in the Parks was this park in the Sunnyside neighborhood. Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
- On March 12, 1957, the Philharmonic, led by Dimitri Mitropoulos, performed at this grand Art Deco theater on Bay Street, which has been shuttered for more than 25 years. Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
- From 1995 to 2002, the Philharmonic performed at this former Army Air Corps base, now a recreational area. Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
- This year the Philharmonic performs at the Music Hall of this former “haven for aged, decrepit and worn out sailors.” Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
- As part of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Concerts in the Parks, this summer local musicians open for the Philharmonic in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. The Staten Island opening act are folk musicians from this living history village and museum complex. Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
(Photo: Chris Lee)