Simon, 76, performed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, a 20-minute bicycle ride from where he grew up. He stopped two songs into his set to play a quick game of catch with fans.
“This is like two miles from where I played high school baseball,” Simon said, according to Rolling Stone. “It’s little dark out, but you know what? I’m going to play a quick game of catch.”
Fans cheered Simon as he wrapped up the night with a performance of “The Sound of Silence,” the song that catapulted Simon & Garfunkel to fame.
“It means more than you can know,” he said, stepping off the stage.
While “Homeward Bound – The Farewell Tour” might be Simon’s last tour, the “You Can Call Me Al” singer has previously said that he won’t rule out “the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall.”