What: The New York Philharmonic will play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and four other classical favorites.
Where: Governors Island, once called “Pagganck” by the Indians, then “Nutten Eylandt” by the Dutch in the 1500’s because of the abundance of oak, hickory, and chestnut trees.
When: Saturday, July 5th at 6:30 pm
Why: After a Friday full of fireworks and debauchery, don’t pass up a picnic in front of a free NY Philharmonic concert. It will be music to your ears.
How to get there: bike rentals. For the July 5th ferry schedule and other information on the concert and other July 5th events on Governors Island, visit the island’s website. Visit the New York Philharmonic website for details on the music. (Governors Island, 212.825.3045, govisland.com)The concert grounds are a five minute walk from the ferry landing, but for another option read our recent article on the island’s
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