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Make Music New York

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on June 21st, the longest day of the year, with over 1,000 concerts on streets sidewalks and parks across the five boroughs. Now entering its 11th year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of 1,000+ 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 750 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.

From 10 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, enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend.:

Free; no registration required.

The Katchkie Farm Food Station will be selling beer, wine, and various meals and snacks from 5pm-9pm.

Starting at 6pm, Four Freedoms Park Performers include:

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The Peace of Heart Choir is a volunteer community choir that came together shortly after the September 11, 2001 tragedies. Their mission is to promote healing, diversity, community bonding, and mutual understanding through music. The Peace of Heart Choir offers free performances to a number of social service providers including area shelters, hospitals, hospices, elderly homes, and providers of services to the disabled.

Pat Hayford is an international musician and a performer who composes and orchestrates songs that touches the soul, encourages the burdened, speaks reality and rejuvenates the mind.

Born in Ghana in West Africa he learned to play Piano from his grandfather who was also an African indigenous and High-Life music composer. Aside from the piano, Pat plays a number of instruments, in addition to composing and vocally performing music. He has recorded three studio albums and is inspired by the circumstances Pat Hayford has resisted and his journey and effort towards health, wealth and peace in the world. With a clear vision, Pat Hayford aims to reach the world positively through his music.
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Make Music New York Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission celebrates the musician in all of us, connects New Yorkers to their communities and with each other, brings bold new artistic creations to life, unites diverse communities in a spirit of celebration and energizes the shared social spaces that make NYC a cultural capital.

Our mission is ambitious, inclusive, adventurous and fun, and we accomplish it by producing two annual citywide celebrations: our flagship festival, Make Music New York, held each summer solstice on June 21st–the longest day of the year–and Make Music Winter, a complimentary series of participatory musical parades held each winter solstice on December 21st–the longest night of the year.
On these special “music holidays,” music makers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are empowered to take center stage and share their skills and passions through live performances in public plazas and parks, on sidewalks and in front of shops, and in partnership with cultural institutions and businesses across all five boroughs.