Central Park Mall
Harvey Bradley Dodworth
27 May 2020
“MUSIC IN THE PARK. Weather permitting, the following music will be played this afternoon in the Central Park, commencing at 4: [lists program].”
Part of long article about the delights of the park on weekends. “The Park was in its glory yesterday, at least the thousands who roamed about on the mall, and sailed in the boats, and lolled on the benches around the music stand were in their glory, which is about the same thing. Since the heated term came on in all its perspiring force, the greater portion of the fashionables who, whenever they do make their appearance on music day, burst out in the most excruciating of Grecian bends…long after the moon had lit up the waters with her soft silvery light the crowded boats were gliding about, while every gust of the gentle breeze that rippled the waters wafted shoreward the sound of voices sweetly singing in chorus. By nine o’clock the rear guard of the pleasure seekers had begun to move toward the city, and in a half hour afterward the quiet, dozy policemen were left [sic]
“To sleep—perchance to dream [sic]
“Of the sights they had seen and the music they had heard, while the people were enjoying themselves in the people’s garden.” Discusses the different types of people to visit the park (mothers, young women, Germans, etc.).