CityParks SummerStage returns to Central Park with jazz from Wynton Marsalis – .

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CENTRAL PARK, Manhattan (WABC) – The sound of jazz filled the air in Central Park with the SummerStage kicking off Thursday night – as part of efforts to reopen the city as it bounces back from the pandemic of COVID Big brassy, ​​bold music tapping on the toes could be heard on a night so bright that the blinds had to be lowered even as the sun was setting behind the trees.
After a year of excruciating silence, CityParks SummerStage returned to Central Park with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. COVID was still raging across the country when they decided to bring CityParks SummerStage back this year, so the capacity didn’t is only a fraction of normal times and that means a lot of room for distancing.

“I think people will be more comfortable. We will be able to increase, ”said Heather Lubov of CityParks SummerStage.

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It seems to go in that direction.

Over 20 concerts are already scheduled in the parks this summer, all free as always, and they could increase the capacity as people start to feel more comfortable. But they were quite comfortable in Central Park. tonight.

“New York is open again, New York is back,” said one spectator.

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