Returning for its tenth year, Make Music New York will celebrate music on a grand scale with a mix of over 1,000 free, outdoor concerts throughout New York City on Tuesday, June 21, including a Harlem schedule.
MMNY will coincide with Make Music Day, the world’s largest annual music event celebrated in more than 38 cities around the U.S., and a highlight of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries.
The all-day musical celebration is open to musicians of all ages, genres and skill-levels. Special, family-themed events will take place across the Harlem. From classical to folk, hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, music of all kinds is performed on streets, sidewalks, porches, plazas, parks, and gardens on the longest day of the year.
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Locations in Harlem Include:
- Uptown Funk: This is a special project for Make Music New York’s 10th year that will feature funk, jazz, and soul concerts at venues throughout Harlem MMNY is partnering with Harlem Arts Festival and several neighborhood establishments throughout the day including, Lolo’s Seafood Shack, Angel of Harlem and the Urban Garden Center, to bring out local talent in a celebration of Harlem’s American musical heritage and to create a lively, walkable route full of diverse interpretations of “funk.”
- Street Studio: Two of eight small mobile recording studios on sidewalks throughout NYC will be located at Grandma’s Place at 84 W 120th Street (11 AM to 1 PM) and the Harlem Grown Farm at 118 W 134th Street (3 PM to 6 PM). All are welcome to stop by for a spontaneous, collaborative production of original music.
- Mass Appeal: These collaborative events will bring together groups to perform together on the same instruments. All are welcome to participate. Instruments at Mass Appeal events in Harlem will include recorders at Straus Park (7 PM to 8 PM) and a sing-along at Sakura Park (5 PM to 7 PM).
- Columbia Secondary School Community Garden: The Columbia Secondary School Band, a collaborative student-teacher group, performs (3:30 PM) followed by a classical music performance by the CSS ensemble (4:30 PM).
Want to know what’s going on other boroughs check out the schedule here
Photo via Street Studio Tremont (Photo: Bronx Music Heritage Center).