Every year, Met in the Park offers New Yorkers and visitors alike the opportunity to experience a free, live opera performance in New York City's parks. While this offers an opportunity for the uninitiated to get a taste of opera, more also an opportunity to gather with friends and enjoy drinks, snacks and conversation with an operatic background. Capacity is limited at Central Park SummerStage, so arrive early to guarantee entry. At other venues, this is less important. If you get shut-out at SummerStage, you can always sit outside and listen to the concert -- the audience there tends to be lower key and more chatty.
Things to Bring:
- Food and drink
- Jacket or Sweater (after the sun sets, the temperature can drop and you'll be happy to have it)
- Bug spray to keep mosquitoes away (citronella candles can also do double duty)
- Blankets to sit on (a plastic garbage bag makes a great liner between your blanket/beach towel and the moist ground)