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Yet as the Parks Department's cultural offerings rose in importance as did recreational offerings alongside that of merely enjoying open space, theater became more of a common occurrence. Technology was also a factor; stage lighting not being easily portable, for example, early "theatrical" presentations tended towards pageants.
One large pageant in particular occurred in in Central Park's Sheep Meadow and brought together 5, children from across the city dressed in costumes from around the world. The lighting, 10, red, white, and blue lights strung among the trees, was sponsored by the New York Edison Electric Light and Power Company. During the Depression, the government began to expand all kinds of services to an impoverished city. Federal work relief programs supported the arts, and the city used federal funds and the democratic spaces that parks were to bring culture to a wider audience.
And just as out—of—work musicians played free concerts in parks across the five boroughs, so did actors and theater companies. Five portable stages performed six days a week in each of the five boroughs, 30 sites in all. Welfare Department officials estimated that , people saw Harriet Beecher Stowe's play in the summer of , with crowds ranging from 3, to an astounding 18, people. After the season, vaudeville and circus players asked to be included in the program, and it was expanded in subsequent years so that people could enjoy productions of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance in Brooklyn's Owl's Head Park and vaudeville acts in Staten Island's Silver Lake Park.
WPA officials reported that over 1. In the early part of the 20th century, park advocates bemoaned the "encroachments" on Central Park that threatened Olmsted and Vaux's original vision. A pictorial—editorial published in the New York Times in illustrated what would have happened "if 'improvement' plans had gobbled Central Park" and noted what it thought to be an ill—conceived and "audacious" suggestion to build an outdoor theater with a capacity of up to , "at heavy strain to the vocal cords of the actors.
In , the Polish—born vaudeville actress Anna Held suggested that the city build a marionette children's theater in Central Park, similar to the marionette theater in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
Neither plan came to fruition, but by the s, when WPA—sponsored cultural events salved an economically depressed city, marionettes were included in the daily ballet of activities hosted at Central Park and other parks throughout the system. An experiment during Christmas of with puppet theater expanded into a full summer schedule inLeave it to the romantic French to be the ones to first deliver roses. It was in the seventeenth century that French explorer Samuel deChamplain brought the first cultivated roses to North America. Roses are truly ageless. Recently, archaeologists discovered the fossilized remains of wild roses .