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Subject: Re: [NYC] The Band Shell in Central Park
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 00:50:38 EDT
In a message dated 8/17/99 1:15:00 PM, wrote:
>Amid all of my genealogy, I am also trying to keep up with my high school
>son's school scrapbook. Last April, he traveled with the Concert Band from
>the high school to the East coast and played several concerts from VA/PA/NY.
>The final concert that they played was in the "oldest bandshell in the US"
>which is located in Central Park. I have a wonderful photo and wanted to
>and find some historical information on it. I have gone to the web site for
>Central Park, emailed them and read their history (no mention of the
>bandshell). Thought there might be someone with a tidbit of knowledge.
>Many thanks for any help that might come my way!!
>Susan Seltzer Schenk
I think you want the Naumburg Bandshell. It's located in Central Park just
south of Bethesda Fountain and the 72 St. Drive.
You might try this book for more information:
THE PARK AND THE PEOPLE: A HISTORY OF CENTRAL PARK, by Roy Rosenzweig and
Elizabeth Blackmar (Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press, 1991).
The Dept of Parks & Recreation has an archive at:
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-360-8111 Fax: 212-360-1329
You might also try the Central Park Conservancy, also located at the Arsenal.
The president is Karen H. Putnam, 212-360-8236. Her office should be able to
direct you to the proper place.
NYC Genealogical Research & Due Diligence
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