The Daily Plant : Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Met Opera Wows Prospect Park Crowd
Last Friday night, two of opera’s biggest stars, soprano Angela Gheorghiu and tenor Roberto Alagna, performed together in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Together with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, the concert drew an enthusiastic crowd of about 50,000.
The married star couple of Gheorghiu and Alagna sang popular arias and duets by Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti, Massenet, and others, conducted by Ion Marin. Gheorghiu and Alagna performed on a larger than normal stage in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow baseball fields, surrounded by jumbo video screens that were strategically placed throughout the area to maximize the viewing experience.
58 YEARS AGO TODAY…
June 25, 1950 marked the beginning of the Korean War. Parks’ very own Revenue Inspector, Frank Acquaviva, was there, stationed in the 2nd Infantry Indian Head Division. Here’s to all of our brave veterans who served our country.
Eco-Friendly Fact of the Day
“Artificial lighting accounts for 44 percent of the
electricity use in office buildings.”
“10 Ways to Go Green at Work.” www.Sierraclub.org
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“There's an old saying about those who forget history.
I don't remember it, but it's good.”
(1964 - )
Directions to Prospect Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 3 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
The Prospect Park Well House is under reconstruction in order to build a new composting latrine. The park remains open while the building gets reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2015
The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015
Starting July 6, 2015, Prospect Park's West Drive will be permanently car-free after 9 a.m. on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays. For more information, please visit on.nyc.gov/1MOAh40.
Prospect Park Weather
- Introduction to Bird Watching
- Celebrate Brooklyn: Taylor Mac: The 20th Century Abridged
- Celebrate Brooklyn: Benefit Concert - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- Shape Up NYC: Glutes in Gear: Cardio & Toning
- Nature Exploration
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Great Trees
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Zoos and Aquariums
Know when to go:
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