While temperatures are already blazing, summer doesn’t officially begin until Wednesday, June 21, the Summer Solstice. For the 11th year in a row, Make Music New York fetes the longest day of the year with more than a thousand free, city-wide musical performances — many of which you can take part in too — from sunup to sundown. From hundreds of guitar players Apollo Theater , to a finale at the National Jazz Museum.
The First Lady of Song would have turned 100 years old this year. As an ode to the iconic jazz singer, a mobile piano will make stops at different sites that are significant to Fitzgerald’s legacy in NYC, beginning at the Apollo Theater and ending at the National Jazz Museum.
Everyone is invited to sing tunes from Fitzgerald’s songbook, to live piano accompaniment. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., locations in Harlem