Make Music NY

Like AA batteries on the subway tracks and college kids in polo shirts trying to get you to sign some petition, music is pretty inescapable on NYC. But today, June 21, 2012, it is even moreso as it's the annual Make Music New York day which puts musicians of all shades and colors on the sidewalks of our fair city. As you might imagine, some neighborhoods (like Williamsburg) will have more going on than others.

Besides a bunch of random bands, there are some fun events. Mass Appeal brings together hundreds of musicians to perform works created for one specific instrument that anyone (with said instrument) can participate in. This includes the world premiere of Philip Glass' choral work "The New Rule" which happens in Times Square at 6:30. If you'd like to join in, you can download the sheet music here.

Other Mass Appeal events happening today include accordions in Sheridan Triangle (6:30PM), bagpipes in Herald Square (7PM), harps at Urban Plaza (5:30), ouds at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (7PM), and many more.

More MMNY: Joe's Pub is throwing an all-day block party at Astor Pl./Lafayette from 11AM  - 7PM with performances from Chris Parrello, Heather Christian & the Arbornauts, Sxip Shirey and more.

Slavic Soul Party is playing at Jacobi Medical Center Pedestrian Mall; and Tompkins Square Park has Support Women Artists Now at 3PM, the Hungry March Band at 6PM, and Bill Popp & the Tapes at 7PM.

There's lots, lots more going on today. Go outside, you'll probably run into some of it. But you can check their website to see what's going on in your neighborhood.

Historically and technically Punk Island is part of Make Music New York, but this year Punk Island actually happens three days later (this Sunday) on Governors Island. Flyer and more info below...

Make Music NY

Confirmed bands for Punk Island 2012
Sworn Enemy
Two-Man Advantage
Wombat in Combat
Bucket Flush
The Scutches
Hostile Times
Fried Chicken & Gasoline
The Nihilistics
Barons of Tang
World War IX
The Will
(A) Truth
Skum City
All New Episode
Not the Bees
Suburban Grass
Brook Pridemore
Rainy Day Cacophony
Bomb Scare
Acid Boy
No Control
Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children Mac Nuggets
Stupid Naturals
The Only
Up For Nothing
The Shivering Brigade
Forever the Endevaor
Los Bungalitos
Eleventh Hour
Rodent Land
Polemic Shock
No More Victims
Tribal Force
Hive Smasher
Snake Road
Less Life
Bible Thumper
War Fear
Mary Todd
Zero Content
Wood Spider
Running Thoughts
Right Now

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