Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Make Music New York

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each year on June 21st, today, the longest day of the year. Today, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts. From 11am to 10pm, musicians of all ages, creeds and musical persuasions - from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz or punk rock - perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. MMNY is open to anyone who wants to take part, enjoyed by anyone who wants to attend.

The site's handy schedule lets you plot in advance what you want see, by neighborhood, venue or genre. Mass Appeal encourages New Yorkers without a group, to grab their instrument and join in on the fun. And, for those without an instrument save their vocal cords, you are welcome to join in on Mass Appeal Mass rasing your voice with other New Yorkers in singing Mozart's Coronation Mass and selections from Handel's Messiah.

I'll be plotting what to see on the Upper West Side today. Hope you can carve a few minutes out of your busy day to enjoy some nourishment for your soul.

Here is some footage of the bagpipers in Herald Square.

1 comment:

  1. This would be another take on the event...