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2010 Lineup for Summer Concert Series | Your Complete Guide to Central Park

Good Morning America 2010 Lineup for Central Park Concert Series

Here is the concert schedulefor Good Morning America concerts at Rumsey Playfield.
This year, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato will kick off on May 21st as they perform songs from the movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. So if you want a quiet morning wedding near 70th street - AVOID these dates and location. Even when the concert's over, it will be crowded and noisy. (Though you might enjoy Sarah McLachlan and Nora Jones on June 11 :-)


Cherry Blossom Season Comes Early to City - Gothamist

Cherry Blossom Season Comes Early to City - Gothamist
Yes, the blossoms are here early - to the parks! to the parks!

(try the cherry orchard West of the Reservoir in Central Park)


The Jamaica Underwear Run - Central Park Events

The Jamaica Underwear Run - Central Park Events

Be warned! For 2010, the event will take place on July 16th at 7:30 PM. This is no formal run; there is no gear or training required as long as you have your underwear and only your underwear.
In 2009, doubling the previous number, the run broke the world record for the greatest number of people gathered in their undies with 448 runners baring all and 2010 is supposed to be another big year.
I suppose, yes, you COULD get married in your underwear.  But I'm not wearing it to marry you -)


Sigh - Gavroche is leaving 14th street...

"Bonjour!!!!  I want to say thank you for coming to Gavroche during those years. Gavroche is going to move the East Side probably under my name Camelia.  Gavroche for the last 2 years has been fighting but he does not want to go back to the barricade, so he will move …..

I might have a nice young man who will take over my lease; it will be a lovely Italian restaurantThe door will close on Saturday night after the service . Merci!!! Merci!!!!  I had a great time  and  you were terrific and easy to serve you

  A Bientot,   Camelia Cassin"
(how sad I am - lovely back garden with the fountain for weddings! let us wish Mme Cassin Bonne Chance!!!


Weddings at Brooklyn Bridge Park = Main Street Lot

2010_3_brooklynbridgepark3.jpgThe new website for the Brooklyn Bridge Parks  is here. See interactive Map Here
As we have written in previous posts, it's very confusing to sort out who manages all of these parks in terms of weddings and permits.  Evidently, the Brooklyn Bridge Park to the NORTH is now called the Main Street Lot (because it used to be a parking lot) and you can still book it for over 20 people for $25.  Contact the Brooklyn City Parks Office of Special Events at: 718-965-6993, or use the City Park Department website, listed at the top of

Pier 1 *IS* accepting wedding ceremony permits 
Brooklyn Bridge Park (with the exception of Main Street Park, administered by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation) is currently accepting applications for permits but not granting any permits until May 1, 2010.  Permits for private events will not be granted (with the exception of wedding ceremonies on the Pier 1 promenade) until January 1, 2011.

The Empire Ferry State Park (Tobacco Warehouse)  is closed till 2011, and they're going to install the Carousel, etc., so you can't book it now.  Evidently. Who knows?  But it's the one that charged up to $700 for 40 people for a quick wedding under the bridge - because it's a STATE park.

Brooklyn Bridge News Blog (not well updated)