Make Music Celebrates First Day of Summer in NYC

Tomorrow: Make Music New York is a new live, free musical celebration across the city that will take place for the first time on Thursday, June 21, 2007. For one day, public space throughout the five boroughs – sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more – will become impromptu musical stages, dance floors, and social meeting points. Thousands of amateur musicians, in every genre, will be able to play on the sidewalks for the biggest crowds of their lives. Professional musicians will be able to attract new audiences, who will come out from under their headphones to hear unfamiliar groups risk-free. And everyone will be invited to sing along and enjoy the first day of summer.

Dumbo Brooklyn performances (free) include:

  • 4 Hip Hop Heads “Hip hop in a variety of styles.” (Hip-Hop, Water Street at Main Street, 7-10pm)
  • M Shanghai String Band “Timeless original songs played with a sense of abandon, a new take on the Americana genere.” (Country, Brooklyn Bridge, 6:30p – 9pm)
  • Ralph McDaniels “Celebrate the longest day of the year with the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Uncle Ralph will be video-DJing your favorite old-school and new school Hip Hop videos.” (Hip-Hop This event has been canceled)
  • The Painful Leg Injuries “Experimental electronic musician Bill Byrne plays a mix of warped field recordings of NYC street musicians in a unique blending of every musical genre imaginable and a salute to the live music that is everywhere you turn in the greatest city in the world.” (Experimental, Brooklyn Bridge, 7:30-8pm)
  • The Puppet Heads “DUMBO-based band has been playing along the Brooklyn Waterfront for over a decade.” (Rock, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Plymouth St (between Main St and Washington St), noon-5pm)

{Time Out New York Make Music Schedule}