Celebrate the Summer Solstice — Monday, June 21st — With ‘Make Music New York’

NYC has been making music for 15 years.

By Caitlin Hawke

Monday, June 21st, Make Music New York rings in its 15th year celebrating the Summer Solstice with music across the five boroughs. For Upper West Siders, this means you have three outdoor ‘venues’ to choose from, including West 103rd Street and Broadway where the music is on tap all afternoon and into the evening. Also, in the nearby West 104th Street Garden, at 8 W. 104th Street, you can catch my personal favorite, the Ukuladies at 5 PM.

I always love the long days of June leading up to the solstice, officially ringing in summer. After the year we’ve had, we deserve a little dancing in the streets and a glorious ‘estivus for the rest of us’ celebration.

Enjoy! Here’s where:

Richard Tucker Park – 65th – 66th Streets, between Broadway And Columbus
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: New York Mandolin Orchestra

West 103rd Street Open Streets Community Coalition – 230 W. 103rd Street at Broadway
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Chamber Music Center of New York
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Esther Crow
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Jean Ramirez

West 104th Street Garden – 8 West 104 Street
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: SoHarmoniums featuring the Ukuladies
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Socially Distant Mini-Orchestra
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Ethan Mann Trio

Caitlin Hawke is a longtime Upper West Sider. She regularly blogs for the West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association¬†here. This story is reprinted from her blog with permission.”


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