Tonight: Philharmonic in the Park

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Tonight the New York Philharmonic trades in Avery Fisher Hall for Prospect Park’s Long Meadow Ballfields. Even better, they’re swapping “charging for tickets” with “being completely free.”

Every summer, the city’s flagship orchestra tours the five boroughs with their Concerts in the Parks series, and 2012 program kicks off here in Brooklyn. On the menu for tonight: Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4,” followed by  Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome.” And to top it off, there’ll be a full-fledged fireworks display, which is one fireworks display the Hudson River can’t take from us.

The music starts at 8, but prime spots on the grass will start filling up much earlier, so pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and head on down. Or don’t pack a picnic: food from park concessions and the Movable feast Cafe will also be on hand.

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