On the Great Lawn, That’s Where I’ll Be

Great Lawn, Central Park

It’s a beautiful day here in New York. Sunny, not too humid, with a gentle breeze. I can’t think of a better way to spend the day than on a blanket in Central Park.

I’m sure I won’t be the only one there so I’ll have to get there early and secure a nice spot on the Great Lawn.

The Great Lawn, one of the most famous lawns in the world, is located on 55 acres from 79th to 85th Streets.

The Great Lawn has been the venue for world class performances by the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.

On Monday, July 11th, opera lovers can attend a concert in the park. For details of the schedule, go here.

And for tickets and information on Shakespeare in the Park, check out their website.

I’ve packed the food, the blanket and my hat and I’m heading out to celebrate this beautiful day. Whatever you’re doing or plan to do, enjoy!

10 comments on “On the Great Lawn, That’s Where I’ll Be

  1. This seems nice and relaxing. There is something similar in Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park every summer. Hope you enjoyed your time.

  2. It’s cool reading your post about Central Park having been there myself last year.
    Hope you had a great time. I’m going to an open air performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream next weekend at Lincoln Castle.

  3. You’ve got Shakespeare in the park, too!
    Very nice. I tried to make it to a play in the park last night but got back too late to make it and last night was the last performance.
    Enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

  4. Aha, the lungs of the city. So lovely.

    When we watch American shows, we notice a lack of trees in the streets. I guess it depends where they are filming, but some places seem to have a lot of concrete.

    I think that wherever you go in Sydney, a city of 4 million people, trees line the streets. In some suburbs you can’t see the rooftops for the trees. Not so good in bushfire weather though.

    It’s interesting to make comparisons. Do you have community gardens in New York, where people can go to grow vegies?

  5. Yes, we do have a few community gardens. But I haven’t noticed as many as when I lived in Washington, DC and the few that I’ve seen are much smaller. They have been planting trees, like on my block for example. When I came here about 11 years ago, there probably was one tree, now there’s a tree for every 2 houses — these are row houses, they’re all connected. They aren’t very leafy but it’s good to have trees to add some green to the concrete. I think that’s probably why people love going to Central Park — it’s so lush! I have a tree in my backyard that’s gotten so tall now, I can’t see the street anymore.

    It’s nice that you have trees all over Sydney. It’s quite necessary to health and well being.

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