Make Music New York
|When:||Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 10:00am to 10:00pm|
|Where:||City Wide City Wide, New York NY|
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A unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 726 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. From high school bands to marquee names, MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.
In celebration of MMNY taking place this year on Father’s Day, there will be various family-themed events throughout the city to be enjoyed by the entire family.
The day opens at 10:30am in Bryant Park with
10:30 AM: Music Together (Bryant Park: 42nd Street) Children’s music program Music Together leads an energetic session of songs and movement activities for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their dads in honor of Father’s Day.
Make Music New York highlights include:
· Clavinova Piano Bar: In celebration of the 100th birthday of Frank Sinatra, a roving Sinatra karaoke piano bar will make designated stops at city landmarks and locations highlighting his illustrious career as an entertainer.
· Exquisite Corpses: A new series that will bring life to New York’s burial grounds (Grant’s Tomb, NYC Marble Cemetery, St. Mark’s Church-In-The-Bowery, Trinity Church Cemetery, and Madison Square Park) with chains of improvised musical conversations.
· Pop Up Musicals: A roving musical theater group performs excerpts from NYC-based musicals.
· Sousapalooza: 200 wind band musicians and members of the West Point Band will perform classic marches in Bryant Park.
· Concerto for Buildings: Eight buildings in SoHo that have hollow, cast-iron facades that resonate when struck, will be shut down as noted composers write short pieces for buildings that will be performed by Mantra Youth Percussion and Face The Music.
· Porch Stomp: Celebration of bluegrass, old-time, traditional folk and roots music, on the historic porches of Governors Island.
· Punk Island: Returning with over 90 punk bands from as far away as the Philippines to as near as the East Village, on a Staten Island pier.
· Mass Appeal: Bringing together massed groups of the same instrument for participatory, inclusive performances. Instruments will include cellos, guitars, harmonicas, synthesizers, ukuleles, and even Klezmer violins.
See the entire schedule at the website above.