Make Music New York, The Winter Edition

David Johnston

We admit it, one of our favorite groups is Make Music New York.  Founded and run by the inexhaustible Aaron Friedman, MMNY has become an essential part of the New York culture scene in just a few years.

The idea is simple.  Every year on the summer solstice – June 21 –  MMNY produces an explosion of music events across the city. All day, all free.  Over a thousand events every year on that one day; in parks, street corners, churches, the lake in Central Park, Governors’ Island, and on and on.  (We flipped out all over “Inuksuit” last summer in Morningside Park.)

Now, they’re hitting the winter solstice, because – well – why not?  The longest day of the year, and the shortest.  We need music for both, right?  So this year, MMNY will host a dozen musical events throughout NYC on the first night of winter, December 21.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MTA, St. John the Divine’s, the High Line…and all free.  Check out their line up here and start planning. 


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