Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park


There are lots of reasons I’m glad that it’s no longer eight million degrees outside, and one of them is that I will now be spending Wednesday night on a blanket in Prospect Park, covert Solo cup of wine in hand, listening to the dulcet sounds of expertly rendered classical symphonies waft through the warm summer night. That’s right, it’s time for Concerts in the Park, the New York Philharmonic’s summer series of free concerts performed in each borough of the city. First stop is Brooklyn, where attendees will be treated to Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome. As if a live outdoor performance by one of the world’s greatest orchestras wasn’t enough drama for your senses, the evening will conclude with a fireworks display. The concert is at Long Meadow Ballfields and starts at 8pm, but you’ll want to arrive well before then to stake out a good spot in the grass. Bring something to sit on and provisions if you want, but food from park concessions and the Movable Feast Café will be available as well. –K.H.

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