Entrance: Morningside Avenue, 116 Street, New York, NY
Morningside Park is located in the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights and Harlem in Upper Manhattan. One of four designated Historic Harlem Parks, it is bounded by West 110th to West 123rd Streets between Manhattan Avenue, Morningside Avenue and Morningside Drive.
The City received jurisdiction over the 30-acres property in 1870 and began constructing the park in 1883. The original plans for the park were drawn up by renowned park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux who also designed Central Park.
In advance of the upcoming Composer Portrait of Caroline Shaw, Melissa Smey discusses the making of the Portrait, including a welcomed return of the ensemble Sō Percussion.continue reading
Musical America Worldwide, an industry publication for the performing arts, has chosen Melissa Smey as one of this year’s “Top 30” movers & shakers of the performing arts.continue reading