Posted on 12 April 2018
by MMNY Staff
We are proud to partner with many different communities and organizations throughout the five boroughs. The more diverse the groups […]
Make Music Winter is NYC’s free, outdoor music-making celebration featuring participatory parades representing a variety of cultures and genres. All parades take place on December 21st, the winter solstice and longest night of the year. Professionals, amateurs and the curious are all welcomed and encouraged to share their love of music and transform the cityscape by joining one or more of our programs listed below!
Make Music Winter is presented by The NAMM Foundation and produced by Make Music New York.
A evening march with hand bells through the East Village, from Tompkins Square Park to the Two Boots Pizza. An annual favorite great for kids!
A Native American-inspired, group chant in the heart of Soho at noon.
An Appalachia-themed hootenanny up Prospect Height’s main thoroughfare at dusk.
A smartphone soundscape stroll up the iconic High Line just after sunset.
Celebrate the longest night of the year by enjoying & performing Georg Friedrich Haas in pitch darkness.
An ephemeral thumb-piano parade wends its way through Madison Square Park’s latest public art commission “Whiteout,” at dusk.
Luminaries of the Bronx music and cultural community lead a festive evening parade in celebration of Puerto Rico’s proud heritage.
An evening-time Early Music choral parade up Riverside Park in homage to the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
A noontime Bach vocal procession playing off the bridges and archways of iconic Central Park landmarks.
A lunch time, New Orlean’s-style jazz parade through the historic Kew Garden’s neighborhood.
A funky after-work music line snaking its way through the heart of East Harlem, with fun stops along 125th Street for the whole family.
A lunch time parade featuring traditional West African instruments and dance through the heart of the West Village.