New York Comes Alive for the 5th Annual Make Music New York Festival

Now in its fifth year, Make Music 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. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 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 and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.

The Hungry March Band in a New Orleans-style Second Line around Lincoln Center, part of Make Music New York 2010

This year there is approximately 1,000 free outdoor concerts happening as part of Make Music New York. Some of the highlights include a New Orleans-style Jazz Parade along The High Line, A performance of Yoko Ono’s Secret Piece in Central Park which calls for any number of musicians to “play a single note in the forrest”, and Governors Island will be transformed into Punk Island as ABC No Rio invites over 50 bands from all over the punk scene to perform.

Mass Appeal Guitars in Union Square, part of Make Music New York 2010

New Orleans-style Second Line in Hudson Square led by the Jazz Gallery, part of Make Music New York 2010

For more information about Make Music New York log onto their website

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