A quick reminder for those who either weren’t able to make Friday’s performance or simply can’t get enough:
Tonight is the second (and final) free New York Philharmonic concert and fireworks show in Central Park.
Details and music samples can be found at NYPhil.org. Tonight’s program includes:
- Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg (Wagner)
- Violin Concerto (Tchaikovsky)
- Symphony No. 1 (Brahms)
The action kicks off at 8:00 pm on the Great Lawn, although plan on arriving much earlier if you want to snag a prime spot.
I’ve heard various recommendations, but arriving at least two hours early (i.e. by 6:00 pm) seems like the general consensus if you want a shot at being right in the middle of things.
If you don’t plan to picnic or are happy to just be in the vicinity, I gather you can show up closer to the actual start time.
You can enter Central Park from West 81st or West 86th. If for some reason you’re coming from the East Side, use East 79th or East 86th.
For die-hard fans who are willing to travel, there’s also an 8:00 pm concert in Van Cortlandt Park tomorrow (Tuesday, 7/17) (accessible via the 1 train).
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