Make Music New York 2021, Celebrating NYC Music Makers



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MMNY 2016 at Sister’s Caribbean Cuisine on Madison Ave & 124th Street in East Harlem

Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York for its fifteenth year on Monday, June 21st, with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 80 U.S. cities, 800 cities worldwide, and in over 120 countries.

Grand Finale at 8pm, Jazzmobile & the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, with MMNY in Marcus Garvey Park

Launched in France in 1982 as Féte de la Musique, Make Music Day is presented in the U.S. by The NAMM Foundation, and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. The festival celebrates the musician in all of us, from bucket drummers and opera singers to hip-hop artists and marching bands. It is a day when music will pour into our streets, parks, plazas, rooftops, and gardens.

MMNY 2016 in front of The Apollo Theater in Harlem

Above and below are just a few images of Make Music New York performers from our archives.

MMNY 2016

Above ~ under the viaduct on 125th Street and Park Avenue at the Metro North Station in East Harlem in 2016.

Above and below, a few pictures taken in Marcus Garvey Park with Make Music New York performers playing on a Sing For Hope piano, located at 124th Street and Fifth Avenue.

in Marcus Garvey Park

Below, Aaron Friedman, Founder of Make Music New York (MMNY) in front of The Apollo Theater for a live MMNY performance, 2016

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Aaron Friedman, Founder of MMNY in front of The Apollo Theater for a live MMNY performance, 2016

All Make Music New York events are free and open to the public. Participants who wish to perform, or to host musical events, may register at A full schedule of events is Here.   Already checked in, East River Waterfront Esplanade (60th Street at The East River) posted a wonderful schedule of events for 2021 (below).

East River Waterfront Esplanade ~ Make Music New York Program for 2021

The Oculus invites music travelers to stop by and play on a Steinway during Make Music New York.

Don’t miss ‘Wake Up! Wake Up! A Choral Tapestry Honoring Our Earth on Monday, June 21st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater at Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem.

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