Michael Lang, who helped put on the famous upstate 1969 festival, is hoping to stage a massive Woodstock 40th anniversary concert in Prospect Park’s Long Meadow this summer—if he can find enough sponsors.
“It’s big, it’s convenient. There’s public transportation – and Brooklyn’s cool,” said Lang, 64. “I’d love to do it. But it’s been a very tough year.”
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe confirmed the city is in talks with Lang about the event.
“New York City has a wonderful legacy of great free concerts,” said Benepe, adding Prospect Park would be a great spot for such a concert.
“It’s a park we have been pointing concert promoters to,” said Benepe. “There’s no space anywhere in Central Park as large as the the Long Meadow in Prospect Park.”