Make Music Winter, Friday, Dec. 21st

Solstice Soul Train

Back by popular demand! Put some soul into your holiday season by hoping on board the Solstice Soul Train and get ready to party! The “trains” consist of musicians that will circulate along the sidewalks of 125th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lexington Avenue, making stops along the way at popular shops and cultural organizations throughout the East Harlem neighborhood.

Stay tuned for additional details as participating performers and host venues “hop on board” to lead this family friendly evening of music, soul, dancing and kids activities.

This program is produced in association with Uptown Grand Central.

The “trains” run from 4:00pm through 6:00pm, starting at 125th Street from both Fifth Avenue and Lexington Avenue with multiple stops, music and activities all along the street. The parade culminates at the Uptown Grand Central community plaza underneath the Metro-North train tracks at 125th Street and Park Avenue.  Take Metro North to 125th Street-Harlem or the 4/5/6 train to Lexington and 125th Street.

Just come out to 125th Street in East Harlem to hop aboard the train, and bring a percussion instrument if you want to play along!


The Uptown Grand Central initiative is a collaboration of merchants and neighbors along the east side of 125th Street who work together to enrich the area through collaboration, research, and creative community projects.

Since 2013, we have worked with business owners, property owners, residents, workers and community members to collaborate and improve the area for those who live and work in the diverse and vibrant community that surrounds East 125th Street in East Harlem. We have been widely recognized for our programs that have picked up garbage, beautified the streets, brought healthy food and exercise to the neighborhood, and provided employment to homeless people.

Illustration by Kyle Lambert of Callout Creative