After the congestion and chaos of Manhattan, a day in Prospect Park provided a welcome return to open spaces and slow paces, narrow trails lost in the trees, frisbees, and the clean sound of crunching leaves. A quirky fellow passing through on the path by the lake asked me, "How does it feel to feed the ducks?" I could only respond, "It feels so simple, and easy!"
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New York Philharmonic and Fireworks
It’s never too late to celebrate an occasion, and Brooklyn makes that clear with an outdoor evening performance by the New York Philharmonic and a beautiful (but short) fireworks show typically scheduled a few days after the 4th of July.
Grab a blanket, some food and some beverages and head to Prospect Park's Long Meadow ball fields near the 15th Street F or G subway stop. The music starts around 8 and the fireworks closer to 10. But check the Prospect Park Event Calendar for annual details. It's a great show and a good excuse to get outside and enjoy some greenery beneath the evening skies. And that's something to celebrate!