Dave on a Boat Heads to Manhattan

By Dave Caplan

This past week I enjoyed two of the great events available for free in Manhattan – movies in Bryant Park and the New York Philharmonic.

On 42nd street and 6th Ave about a 15 minute walk from our Pier 79 stop is Bryant Park, every Monday at dusk from June 16th to July 18th free movies are shown on a big screen in the park. You better get there by 6:00pm for a decent spot. Great movie classics are shown to the delight of the throngs who come with their sandwiches and picnic dinners.

NY Philharmonic in Central
NY Philharmonic in Central

The series kicks off with Saturday Night Fever and culminates with the horror favorite, The Shining. I saw Blazing Saddles, a hilarious Mel Brooks comedy starring Gene Wilder and Harvey Korman. The fans were not disappointed and Mr. Brooks is a very popular New Yorker who can be spotted time to time strolling around on the Upper East Side.

On Friday evening my girlfriend and I, along with a few friends, headed out to the Great Lawn in Central Park to hear the New York Philharmonic. The concert starts at about 8:00pm, but get there by 6:00pm so you can claim some space on the grass. By the time the concert starts you are surrounded 52,000 music lovers. Gourmet foods, bottles of wine, helium balloons, dogs and toddlers abound as the crowd settles in for a night of music under the stars. We were treated to the sumptuous sounds of R.Strauss, Smetana and Tchaikovsky.

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Last week’s mystery photo-Starry Night by Van Gogh @MOMA

Mystery photo below.

Mystery Photo
Mystery Photo

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