Wednesday we launched the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt with five clues for Manhattan.
Brooklyn, you’re up. Be the first to solve these clues and you'll win VIP tickets to the concert in Prospect Park, a Picnycs picnic basket, and two free tickets to a subscription concert next season. Full details.
- Our Music Director from 1958 to 1969 is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery. Take a photo of the gravestone and post with #nypparks50!
- In Prospect Park’s Flower Garden is a memorial to the composer whose Ninth Symphony was performed at the first-ever Concerts in the Park, in 1965. Take a photo of it and post with #nypparks50!
- Benjamin Britten lived in Brooklyn Heights for two years starting in 1939. The house no longer stands, but take a photo of the street sign of the street he lived on and post with #nypparks50!
- As a child, Aaron Copland lived above his parents’ shop, H.M. Copland’s. Take a photo of the building at the store’s address, or the street sign at either end of that block, and post with #nypparks50!
- Next season, CONTACT!, our new-music series, expands to Brooklyn for three concerts at a soon-to-open Williamsburg venue housed in a century-old factory. Take a photo of the building and post with #nypparks50!
Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr to participate, and happy hunting!
(Photo: Chris Lee)