A Random Sampling of Attendance Figures Through the Years

1923 – 10,000 attended the opening concert for the bandshell (NY Times )
1929 – 20,000 attended the season’s opening concert with the Goldman Band (NY Times)
1937: 7,500 attended
1938: 4,500 attended
1940: 10,000 attended
1949: 8,000 attended on July 4th
1952: 2,500 attended
1954: 10,000 (NY Times) and 5,000 attended
1955: 4,000 attended
1960: 10,000 attended (Herald Tribune)
1965: 4,000 attended (NY Times)
1966: 8,000 attended (NY Post) “The Italian Girl in Algiers” had not been presented in 50 years in the U.S.

 
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