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Concerts in the Parks Scavenger Hunt: Queens Clues

Posted June 15, 2015

Concerts in the Parks New York Philharmonic

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!

Queens, it’s your turn!

Queens Clues

  1. In 1956, this jazz great “and his All-Stars” performed “St. Louis Blues” with the New York Philharmonic and conductor Leonard Bernstein. He lived for many years in Corona, and his house is now a museum. Take a photo of the house/museum and post with #nypparks50!
  2. The official piano of the New York Philharmonic is a company with a factory in Long Island City. Take a photo of the factory sign or front door and post with #nypparks50!
  3. This Japanese-American sculptor designed the sets for Martha Graham’s dance for Copland’s Appalachian Spring, which the Philharmonic performs this summer in the Concerts in the Parks. There is a museum devoted to him in Long Island City. Take a photo of it and post with #nypparks50!
  4. From 1965 to 1989, the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks performed in this park in Bayside when visiting Queens. Take a photo of the sign and post with #nypparks50!
  5. Music students at this Astoria performing-arts high school named for an iconic blue-eyed pop singer (and founded by another iconic pop singer) have benefited from exposure to New York Philharmonic musicians and Teaching Artists as part of the Philharmonic’s Education programs. Take a photo of the school and post with #nypparks50!

Happy hunting!

(Photo: Chris Lee)