For the past 50 years, the ‘phil has put on free concerts in the City parks, and not just Central and Prospect. Parks in all five boroughs get the treat of free classical music for the masses with Concerts in the Parks.
This video released by the New York Philharmonic itself documents a bit of the history behind the concerts of the last 50 years, and some of the influential figures who helped make, and continue to make it happen.
This year’s performances go from tomorrow June 17th through June 24th. Check out the event page for a listing of times and locations.