Monday, April 20, 2009
Make Music New York
And Make Music New York is happening again this year. I know because that email they sent titled "Make Music New York is Back, Register now to participate" or something like that says so. And according to their website, Make Music New York is described by city officials as “One of the largest musical events in the city’s history,” returns for a third year of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on Sunday, June 21st the first day of summer. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 327 cities around the world, a global celebration of music making. From 11 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. And so I thought to sign up again to perform No Police State Girl's No Police State song in some garden in the East Village as part of this years event. And whether anyone will come to hear that No Police State song, who knows. And some of those other performers that are listed on the Make Music New York website so far include Bluegrass & Beyond, Harry Lime, Koby Hayon Trio, Gospel City, Mass Appeal: Free Jazz Saxophonists, Bob Wright and Harbortown, Elissa Weiss, chantilly, They Gypsy, Eula, Serge Negri, Ian Rock, Benicio and the Del Toros, Oxygen Mobile Unit, The Jazz Collective, Open Music Ensemble, an open jam with Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Mayumi and friends Yazband, Straphangers, Iconicide, Jonathan Houghton, The High Lows, Any Day Parde, Sarah Riley, Urban Sun, Bowery Poetry Club Follies, at venues like LaGuardia Corner Gardens, Sara Roosevelt Park, Charlie Parker Residence, Staten Island Museum Courtyard, City Hall Park, Astoria Park, Flushing Farms, Central Park Great Hill, goodbye blue monday, Cafe Orwell, C-Town Food Store, Heavenly Crumbs Boutique Bakery, Aperitivo Cafe, Battery Park, Christopher Street, Bedford Avenue, Duane Park, Sheridan Square Garden, Dyker Park, Orchard Beach, Dante Park, LIttle Italy, Frederick Douglass Playground, Seward Park, Tribeca Park, pommes frites, Dias, y Flores COmmunity Garden, Punk Island, Think Coffee, Brooklyn Historical Society, Bushwick Music Studios, Bowery Poetry Club and many, many more performers and venues to come before that schedule is filled up. And this event seems to rock citywide on this day. Have a great Make Music New York day.