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03.18.15 MMNY one sheet
Exuberant overkill... more
than 1,000 concerts in a
single eleven-hour day.
- New York Magazine
Exhilarating… Make Music New
York has enlivened the summer
solstice in New York with
prodigious displays and subtle
experiences alike since 2007.
- New York Times
The day literally exploded
with live music, it could
be heard emanating from
each and every street
corner.
- Spin Magazine
Hundreds of outdoor
performances crisscrossing the
five boroughs, putting on stage
in one music-packed day the
city’s rich mixture of cultures
and tastes.
- New York Times
A sonic street party thrown
on a totally outsize scale.
- National Public Radio
The largest music event ever to
grace Gotham.
- Metro New York
MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities
in more than 800 cities around the world – a global
celebration of music making inspired by France’s Fête de la
Musique.
From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, public spaces
throughout the five boroughs – sidewalks, parks, community
gardens, and more – become impromptu musical stages.
Now in its ninth
year, Make Music
New York, “the
largest music
event ever to
grace Gotham”
(Metro New York), is
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.
Make Music New York
P.O. Box 170165
Brooklyn, NY 11217
917-779-9709
www.makemusicny.org
[email protected]
Thousands of amateur musicians, in every genre, perform
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 “an eleven-hour escapade of
musical creativity” (The New Yorker) on the summer solstice.
Last year, the eighth MMNY featured over 1,350 free concerts
by 6,000 musicians, with a concentration of bands taking over
the streets of Williamsburg, Park Slope, Sunset Park, the East
Village, West Village, Upper West Side, Harlem, and Astoria.
Along with hundreds of performances by individual artists,
dozens of New York cultural institutions took part – including
Carnegie Hall, Central Park Summerstage, River to River,
NPR Music, Joe’s Pub, New York Public Libraries, Friends of
the High Line, Madison Square Park Conservancy, the Times
Square Alliance, Bryant Park, and many more.
Using our “matchmaking” website, anyone can sign up to find
a space for their music . . . or music for their space.
Once participants have made arrangements, MMNY organizers
secure all necessary permits, coordinate performances with
others in each neighborhood, and promote each concert
through postcards, customizable posters, WNYC and WQXR
public service announcements, the makemusicny.org website,
and ads with media partner Metro New York.
There is no charge to participate or to attend. Everything is
completely free.
Make Music
New York 2015
Highlights
1,500 Free Concerts
in public spaces throughout the five boroughs
250 Wind Players in Bryant Park
a “Sousapalooza” with performers from high school
amateurs to West Point Band members
95 Punk Bands on a Staten Island Pier
part of our eighth “Punk Island” with ABC No Rio
60 Bluegrass Musicians on Governors Island
banjo players and fiddlers on historic porches
20 Mass Appeal Ensembles
including pieces for 400 guitars at Union Square, 100
harmonicas in Central Park, and more
16 Musical Theater Scenes in Midtown
a roving musical theater group performs excerpts from
NYC-based musicals, at the locations where they are set
Plus concerts presented by
Carnegie Hall, Central Park
Summerstage, NPR Music,
Cathedral of St John the
Divine, The New School
for Jazz, French Embassy,
National Yiddish Theater,
West Indian Day Carnival
Association, Americas
Society, Madison Square
Park, Socrates Sculpture Park,
Hudson River Park Trust, Arts
Brookfield, Boston Properties,
Friends of the High Line,
American Opera Projects,
Kaufman Center, and 30
Business Improvement Districts
throughout the City
10 Street Studios on Sidewalks
producers engage the public in spontaneous, collaborative
music-making, ending in a Street Studio Smackdown party
9 Percussive Buildings in Soho
a “Concerto For Buildings And Orchestra,” played by
Mantra Percussion and Face The Music
6 Exquisite Corpses in Cemeteries
structured, cross-genre jam sessions at burial grounds
5 Clavinova Piano Bar Stops in Manhattan
live free karaoke from a pickup truck, with Frank Sinatra
songs for his 100th birthday year, sponsored by Yamaha
Make Music New York
P.O. Box 170165
Brooklyn, NY 11217
917-779-9709
www.makemusicny.org
[email protected]

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