Make Music New York, June 21, 2008

Make Music New York

Make Music New York is a new live, free musical celebration across the city each June 21.

On that day, public space throughout the five boroughs – sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more – become impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. Thousands of amateur musicians, in every genre, perform on sidewalks for the biggest crowds of their lives. Professional musicians perform for new audiences, who come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. And everyone is invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer.

Last year, the inaugural MMNY included 560 free concerts with 1,927 musicians. Along with hundreds of performances by individual musicians, dozens of New York cultural institutions took part “” including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, BAM, the Jazz Gallery, Afrikan Poetry Theatre, Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, the New York Mets, and more.

This year, Make Music New York will fall on a Saturday, and is sure to draw even more musicians and bigger crowds.