This Week in New York Insider's Guide to Arts & Culture in New York City Since 2001




Make Music New York is back for its fourteenth summer season, celebrating the longest day of the year with more than a thousand free concerts across the city on June 21. There are Mass Appeal participatory events, live music in parks and plazas, unique gatherings in unusual places, and just about anything else you can think of. Below are only some of the highlights, arranged chronologically.

Street Studios, with Greg Banks, Fernando Singleton, DJ Transaction, Thomas Piper, Edson Sean, and Kevin Cruz aka Most Wanted, multiple locations in Brooklyn throughout the day

The Heart Chant, healing vocalizations written by Pauline Oliveros, the Oculus, 33-69 Vesey St., World Trade Center, 12 noon - 3:00

Local 802 presents: Rolando Morales-Matos, Wilson Torres and Raphael Torn, Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, 120 East 125th St., 3:00

On the Waterfront, Pier I, Riverside Park at Hudson River off West 70th St., 4:30 - 7:00

Immigrant Dream, with Percussia, Diversity Plaza, 37th Rd. at 73rd St., Jackson Heights, 5:00

Music in the Oak Grove, with the Billy Newman Quintet and Dan Levinson’s Palomar Jazz Band featuring Molly Ryan, Silver Towers, 100 Bleecker St. between LaGuardia Pl. & Mercer St., 5:00 - 8:00

Mass Appeal Ukuleles, with Makalina Abalos Gallagher, Pilgrim Hill, Central Park, 5:30

Mass Appeal French Horns, with Linda Blacken and the French Horn Nation, Worth Square, Fifth Ave. at 25th St., 6:30

Moondog on the Streets, tribute to Louis Thomas Hardin, Moondog’s Corner, Sixth Ave. at 54th St., 6:00

Mass Appeal Vocals: Mozart’s Requiem, Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, 6:00

Mass Appeal Harmonicas, with Jia-Yi He, Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, 6:00

Mass Appeal Mandolins, with the New York Mandolin Orchestra, Richard Tucker Park, Columbus Ave. at West 66th St., 6:30

Mass Appeal Guitars, with Ann Klein, Union Square Park, 7:00

Water Night, by Eric Whitacre, Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, 125-153 Second St., 8:00

The Mp3 Experiment Number Sixteen, by Improv Everywhere, North Long Meadow, Prospect Park, 8:30

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