Posted on 20 December 2018
by MMNY Staff
Despite the ominous weather forecast, Make Music Winter will persevere on Friday, December 21st! Parades, procession and programs will take […]
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 Astor Place Plaza to the Two Boots Pizza. An annual favorite that is great for kids!
The ever community-organized parade of the Brownsville Community Justice Center.
Become a character in this special afternoon performace of Baroque flute music and dance.
An Appalachia-themed hootenanny up Prospect Height’s main thoroughfare at dusk.
A smartphone soundscape stroll up the iconic High Line just after sunset.
A community organized sing-along in Kensington, Brooklyn.
An ephemeral thumb-piano parade wends its way through iconic Central Park at dusk.
Luminaries of the Bronx music and cultural community lead a festive evening parade in celebration of Puerto Rico’s proud heritage.
A Hallelujah Chorus by and for the people through the streets of NYC!
An evening-time Early Music choral parade along Riverside Park in homage to the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
A New-Orleans inspired tribute to Louis Armstong through rhe heart of Corona, Queens.
Street band music and spectacle for all to enjoy.
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.
Participatory sonic healing through vocalization and listening at the Oculus Plaza.
A festive caroling parade for ukulele players of all skill levels!
An evening of innovative performance featuring a procession of mobile electric guitars in honor of Sasaki Garden set aglow with enchanting lights.
A site-specific, ritualized music procession created especially for Madison Square Park.
Interactive song cycle brought to life in the picturesque setting of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.