Wednesday, June 24, 2015

More on The New York Pops Summer Home in Forest Hills

 By Damien Bosco

Last week we helped announce the decision by The New York Pops to make Forest Hills Stadium its new summer home. Some readers had some questions about what this exactly means and how it all came to pass.

The Pops had been looking for years for the right outdoor venue for its summer concerts and found it right here in Forest Hills. This year they plan to have two concerts in August: with Sutton Foster on August 6, 2015 and with Pink Martini on August 7, 2015. The Pops hopes to have at least three concerts each summer starting next year.

As part of its outreach program called Kids in the Balcony, the Pops will offer free tickets to 2,000 children so they can learn and enjoy the music.

At the Launch Event last Thursday (pictured below), a representative of PS 175 expressed gratitude to Deborah Dillingham, the Queens representative on the NYC Panel for Education Policy; Anne M. Swanson,  executor director of The New York Pops; Roland Meier, president of the West Side Tennis Club and Steven Reineke, the Pops Music Director. Frank Gullucio, district manager of Community Board 6, was also there to lend his support.

Overall, tickets are to range from $10 - $129. So get your tickets! We will have further updates as time goes by.

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