- READER REVIEWS
Nearby Subway Stops
B, C at 86th St.; 4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
- Nearby Parking Lots
- Street Parking
As organic to Central Park as the sprawling grassy lawn seems, when the park was built this area was actually a reservoir, which was finally filled in during the early 1930s. Today, the green expanse attracts city denizens with a number of free cultural events, including past summer performances by the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera. It's also the perfect place to play: Softball, volleyball and soccer are just a handful of the sports regularly practiced here. During the summer, the lawn can look like a beach with thousands of barely-clothed sunbathers stretched out on towels.
- Roméo et Juliette
- The Metropolitan Opera
Many composers have taken a crack at Shakespeare, but few knew how to squeeze as much luscious teenage misery out of this infinitely adaptable love story as Charles Gounod. Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau bring plush, lyrical voices to the title roles. More »