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!
The Grand Prize includes two VIP passes for the Concerts in the Park Bronx concert, a deluxe Picnycs basket, and two tickets to a subscription concert next season. Full details and instructions.
Bronx, you're up!
- Arturo Toscanini, New York Philharmonic Music Director from 1928 to 1936, lived in this Riverdale estate from 1942 to 1945. It is now a public garden and cultural center. Take a photo of it and post with #nypparks50!
- The first “park” the Philharmonic performed in in the Bronx, starting in 1965, is this botanical gem of New York City. Take a photo there and post with #nypparks50!
- Leopold Damrosch, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from 1876 to 1877, is buried in the Bronx. Take a photo of his grave and post with #nypparks50!
- In The Godfather, which the New York Philharmonic presents in September with the Orchestra performing the score live, has an iconic scene in which Michael shoots and kills Sollozzo and police captain McCluskey. That scene was shot at the now-closed Luna Restaurant, in the Bronx. Take a picture of the street sign of the street it was on and post with #nypparks50!
- In Van Cortlandt Park, where the Philharmonic performs this summer, there is a statue evoking a famous Aesop’s Fable. Take a photo and post with #nypparks50!
(Photo: Chris Lee)