Month: July 2014

Featured: Julia Alekseyeva

The New Romantic Speaks
Julia Alekseyeva
Let us beat our hearts
against rusted dumpsters
 
Let us read meaning
in the cracks of alleyways
 
Let us plunge forth
into silver cities
Let us give ourselves over
to the spinning earth
 
Let us be led by our noses
like wolves
 
Let us cover our faces
with the dust of the road

Concerts in the Park

One of the joys of New York in the summer is all of the free outdoor events that happen regularly throughout June, July and August. My personal favorite event is the Concerts in the Parks series run by the New York Philharmonic. Since I am no longer a student and therefore can’t get the cheap student rush tickets to see the orchestra, I eagerly await the first concert of the summer, when I can sit out in Prospect Park, sipping wine and listening to great music. Last night, I was gratified at last. I also had the pleasure of sharing this event with not only my husband, but also a great group of friends, including 4-year-old Zoe, who had only seen fireworks for the first time this Fourth of July. Imagine the delight of a young child upon learning that she would be seeing fireworks for the second time in her life, within one week of the first time! Needless to say, she was thrilled and her face, lit up by the colorful bursts, was priceless.
If you missed the first concert of this series, never fear! There will be 5 more free concerts, the next one being tomorrow evening in Central Park. I highly recommend that you not miss your chance to experience this classic New York event! More information can be found at the New York Philharmonic’s website.