Tickle the Ivories, Tap Your Feet: Make Music New York is Monday!

Wed, Jun 16th, 2010

Are you ready?! We hope so. Make Music New York takes place on Monday, June 21st.

Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place each June 21  the longest day of the year.

On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs  sidewalks, parks, community gardens, and more  become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts.

Eleven (count 'em: 11!) of the venues (restaurants, cafes, kids clothing store, eco-friendly shop, wine boutique, Fort Greene Park) will take place on Myrtle Avenue. Come out and groove to the music and relax or eat, drink and be merry. See the schedule of events above or below.

And for all you neighborhood Liberaces and local Alicia Keys, the pianos are coming! Sing for Hope
takes music to the streets with Play Me, Im Yours, a public art project that will bring 60 pianos to the parks and public spaces of New York City. Fort Greene Park will have two pianos–one on Myrtle (at the Myrtle entrance to the Fort Greene Park) and another just up the hill at the north oval, just opposite the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument.

The piano will be open and available for anyone to sit and play: Friday, June 18th (being delivered at 4pm) until Monday, July 5th.

PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES:

Anima Italian Bistro

458 Myrtle Avenue
Anthony Cedras
Global soul and R&B
1:00pm-8:00pm

Brooklyn Junior
150 Clinton Avenue

-PEMG, a community based program focused on teaching young people about Hip Hop from a cultural and Indie perspective.
-Jesse Goldman (http://www.myspace.com/Jessesamgoldman), Experimental / Swing / Americana
2:30-5:00 pm.

Castros Mexican Cuisine
511 Myrtle Avenue

5:30p-10pm
-DJ Fuerte

Chez Lola
387 Myrtle Avenue

7:30p to 10:30 pm
Sedric Choukroroun Brazilian Jazz Trio
Shukroon, Smith & and Monaco are a joyous trio, playing their own blend of Samba-Jazz-Pop: acoustic harp-guitar, saxophones-flute and percussion

Chez Oskar
211 DeKalb Avenue

7:30p to 10:30pm
The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn consists of: Billy Nemec-guitar/lead vocals, Chris Pistorino-bass/vocals, David Langlois-washboard percussion/vocals, Sam Hoyt-Trumpet/vocals

The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, an early jazz, swing, and blues band, composed of acoustic guitar/vocals, upright bass, homemade washboard percussion, trumpet and saxophone, plays its' repertoire of witty songs from 1920's and 30's, along with its' augmented original tunes and often bawdy lyrics sung in catchy 4 part vocal harmony.

Fort Greene SNAP
324 Myrtle Avenue

-Anisa Fujah from 3 to 5 (Jazz)
-Soulfolk Experience 5 to 6 (also jazz)
-Jesse Goldman from 6 to 7 (experimental jazz)

Gnarly Vines
350 Myrtle Avenue

-Carolyn Leonhart and Jay Leonhart (daughter and dad)vocals and bass (jazz, soul, standards)
1:30pm-3:00pm

Green in BKLYN
432 Myrtle Avenue

Carolyn Leonhart and Jay Leonhart (daughter and dad)vocals and bass (jazz, soul, standards)
12p-1:15p
and
Claire Raji Rodriguez
folk, pop
4p-6p

Los Pollitos III
499 Myrtle Avenue

12pm to 9pm
Live Latin band

Move with Grace Yoga, Dance & Pilates Studio
469 Myrtle Avenue

-Nucomme – rock/soul artist 8pm
-Cavalier – Hip Hop/Soul artist 8:30pm
-The Outabodies – Hip Hop/Jazz/Rock artists 9pm

Sans Souci Restaurant
330 Myrtle Avenue
Metric Man aka The Freedom Fighter (reggae)
1pm-9pm

Fort Greene Park (Myrtle Avenue entrance)

All day Upright piano (Sing For Hope): all day (on-site)

12p-1pm
WATCH High School

2p-3:00p
JHS 185 Drumline

3:00pm-4:00pm
Ronald Edmonds Middle School 113 Choir

6p-7p
Maracatu New York (Brazilian Percussion)

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