Make Music Winter: December 21, 2016

Make Music Winter
Make Music Winter, having just completed its sixth year in 2016, is a free, outdoor musical celebration each December 21st that turns audiences into music makers. With a diverse array of talent and themes, Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with thirteen participatory musical parades on the winter solstice.

Parade Schedule

African Echoes
Jascha Hoffman & Onome

Start Old Fulton Plaza, 4:32pm

End 68 Jay St. Bar

How to Join Show up ready to sing!

Bell By Bell
Tom Peyton

Start Tompkins Square Park, 6:00pm

End Two Boots Pizza, 7:00pm

How to Join Just show up with your hands free!

Pat Spadine & Sam Sowyrda

Start 10 South Street, 5:30 meet up, 6:00pm start

End 10 South Street, 7:00pm

How to Join Sign up and pedal on over!

Ravi Kittappa and Karl Larson

Start 219 Columbia Street (Stumptown Coffee roasting) 6:00pm

End Corner of Van Brunt and Pioneer, 7:00pm

How to Join Fill out this form to be assigned to a group; on Dec. 21, bring a sustaining instrument or download the drone files to your phone or playback device.

Flatfoot Flatbush
Nick Horner Family

Start M&T Bank, 354 Flatbush Ave @ 8th Avenue, 4:00pm workshop, 4:30pm start

End Rose's, 295 Flatbush Ave, 6:30PM

How to Join All are invited to play, sing, and dance -- no experience necessary! To dance, just attend the free workshop! To play, bring your instrument (email Nick by Dec. 18 to receive the music).

The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk
Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narveson, Cameron Britt & Daniel Iglesia

Start Southern end of the High Line, at the base of the Gansevoort Stairs, 5:00pm. (For elevator access, enter to the left of the stairs.)

End Northern end of the High Line, 6:30pm

How to Join Download the free Gaits application to your phone. Bring a small battery-powered speaker if you have one. Speakers will be available on loan for the first 100 participants.

J.C. King

Start City Hall Park, Jacob Mould Fountain, 4:32 pm

End 1 Centre Street, 5:32pm

How to Join Bring a kalimba (thumb piano), chimes or hand bells tuned to Db. Kalimbas will be available for the first 25 participants to borrow.

Melrose Parranda
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), WHEDco, Nos Quedamos, the Bronx Culture Collective

Start Railroad Park, Bronx, 5:00pm

End 6:30pm

How to Join Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Off The Afrobeaten Path
Kevin Raczka, Antibalas

Start Washington Square Park, 2:00 PM

End Two Boots West Village, 3:00 PM

How to Join BYOP! Bring Your Own Percussion

Parranda de Inverno
FogoAzul NYC

Start Rockefeller Plaza (btwn. 49th-50th Streets), 5:00pm

End 6:00pm

How to Join BYOP! Bring your own percussion to join the action!

Malcolm J. Merriweather

Start 2537 Broadway (Bar Thalia, Symphony Space), 6:00pm. Symphony Space will hold the studio (which is downstairs on the Thalia level) for the singers. Ask the lobby attendant!

End Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, 7:30pm

How to Join Bring a headlamp and print out the sheet music. We will have music and headlamps for the first 25!

Thomas McCargar

Start West side of 5th ave @ 64th st, 4:00pm

End Bethesda Terrace, 5:00pm

How to Join Sign up and link to the tracks.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Christopher Dylan Herbert

Start Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Magnolia Plaza (near 1000 Washington Ave.), 11:30am

End Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 12:45pm

How to Join Bring a small battery-powered radio if you have one. Radios will be available for the first 50 people to borrow. Note that admission to the garden is free, and thus this event is free.