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Photo by Chris Lee
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Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic at Central Park.

Fresh Meadows’ Cunningham Park will be home to an evening of outstanding music and fireworks on Thursday.

The New York Philharmonic will present a free performance at the park, located at 193rd Street and Union Turnpike, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. The event is part of the group’s “Concerts in the Park” series.

Conducted by music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra will perform Antonín Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story,” and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.”

The concert will be preceded by “Share the Stage” — performances by local musicians in their home boroughs. Part of the Philharmonic’s “New World Initiative,” The Queen’s Cartoonists, who perform music from classic and modern cartoons, will take the stage at 6 p.m., while Slum Suit, a newly formed group playing a combination of modern rhythms and Celtic melodies, are slated to perform at 6:30 p.m.

Following the performances, guests can enjoy a free fireworks display by Bay Fireworks.

YAI will be operating an accessibility section at the event. For more information about the evening of music, visit the New York Philharmonic website.

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