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NOTE! Use Jaffe Drive During Columbus Ave. Repaving

Lincoln Center Construction NY Philharmonic 

Lincoln Center recently alerted us to some work the City will be doing that could affect your visit to Avery Fisher Hall.

Bottom line: Please don't drop people off, or be dropped off by your taxi or car, on Columbus Avenue in front of Lincoln Center. Instead, use Jaffe Drive, the new drive that branches right off of Columbus just south of Broadway and 65th Street. It's safe, dry, and accessible. In fact, we urge you to use it after the work is done!

The image below shows Jaffe Drive branching from Columbus and pointing directly at Avery Fisher Hall.

Jaffe Drive Lincoln Center

Here's the full information Lincoln Center distributed:

The City has advised of upcoming construction activity in connection with its 3rd Water Tunnel Project that will affect traffic conditions adjacent to Lincoln Center.

Beginning Monday, April 7th, City contractors will remobilize on Columbus Avenue to repave the street now that they are materially complete with construction in this area. They will proceed in phases over 6–8 weeks, beginning with the area between 63rd and 64th Street. There will be periods when this work will limit curb-side drop off areas in front of Lincoln Center on Columbus Avenue.

City contractors are also expanding their operations on 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. This work will reduce the street width to accommodate one-way traffic only. Beginning Monday, April 14th, 62nd Street will operate west-bound only between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue. This is anticipated to last until the fall. There will be no material impact to our garage and concourse entrances and exits. Northbound traffic on Amsterdam Avenue will access the garage at 63rd Street. All vehicles exiting the 62nd Street ramps will be directed westbound.

In connection with the circulation change at 62nd Street, DOT is also modifying the one-way direction of 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue to eastbound only for the same period.

PHOTOS: Philharmonic Al Fresco

More than 144,000 New Yorkers and visitors gathered in NYC's five boroughs to hear the Philharmonic during the ever-popular Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.

Audiences were rapt for Principal Cello Carter Brey's stirring performances of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra delivered powerful accounts of Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony, and beautiful sunsets and Bay Fireworks accompanied the New York skyline.

Re-live highlights from the Concerts in the Parks through the Virtual Tour.

Come and Get 'Em

Parks T-Shirt

Almost as hotly anticipated as the Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks is the Parks t-shirt.

This year, Concerts in the Parks t-shirts are available in the Philharmonic's online store, at store.nyphil.org. It's the perfect way to cool off and commemorate your evening with the Philharmonic under the stars.

Tonight is your last chance to enjoy the Philharmonic al fresco this summer. Pack a picnic, and join us in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx at 8!

Visit with Dvořák in New York

Dvorak Family in New York

Principal Cello Carter Brey plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto for our Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks programs throughout the five boroughs this week. The work has a direct connection to our fair city, as Dvořák composed the piece here during his tenure as director of the National Conservatory of Music (1892–95). He and his family lived in a townhouse at 327 E. 17th Street, near the conservatory, and a statue in his honor stands in Stuyvesant Square, with the street alongside named Dvořák Place.

Who's on First?

Mr. Met

Alan Gilbert on the mound … Behind him, the New York Philharmonic … Skipper Joe Torre looks on from the dugout … Mariah Carey steps into the batter’s box … Home run! Everyone wins when this stellar lineup assembles for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert — especially Superstorm Sandy Relief, the event’s beneficiary. The concert — on Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday, July 13, three days before the All-Star Game at Citi Field — is free, but tickets are required. Visit AllStarGame.com/Concert for general-admission seating beginning this Wednesday, June 26.

If you can’t wait, you can get V.I.P. tix today by showing some love for the Phil. New donors giving $500 or more to the New York Philharmonic can receive two (or more) seats in a special section close to the stage. Tickets are limited so step up to the plate now! Check out the details here.

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“It has the potential to break out of the classical ghetto and into the consciousness of cultured New Yorkers. While there are a fair number of familiar names in the programs, the open-call scheme creates an opportunity for real discoveries.” Read More...

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