MMNY Festival: An Explosion of Music & Culture in New York

Today in New York, music is pouring through every window, door, nook, cranny, crack and crevice in the City. No, we are not talking about our noisy neighbors in the apartment next door. We are talking about our noisy neighbors across all of New York City, coming together to enjoy over 1,000 musical performances in celebration of cultures from across the world.

 

 

Today in New York, music is pouring through every window, door, nook, cranny, crack and crevice in the City. No, we are not talking about our noisy neighbors in the apartment next door. We are talking about our noisy neighbors across all of New York City, coming together to enjoy over 1,000 musical performances in celebration of cultures from across the world.

 

 

 

 

For its sixth year, Make Music New York (MMNY) is hosting the music festival that covers streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens throughout all five boroughs. On this first day of Summer, New Yorkers can enjoy music of every kind, ranging from hip-hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock, performed by everyone from high school bands to marquee names.

 

 


 

 

One festival highlight includes the New York premier of Alvin Curran?s ?Maritime Rites,? which will be performed in rowboats on the Lake in Central Park. You can also indulge in 18 hours of Satie which is taking place on Wall Street from 6am to midnight. For a diverse music experience, you can join the "World Tour" by reserving a (free!) spot to be taken around the city in a ?fleet of colorful, musical party buses.? The buses make the rounds to different locations featuring African Diaspora, The Americas, The Arab World, Catalonia (Spain), Denmark, France, Germany, Ghana, India and Israel.

 

 

 

 

The festival truly represents both the power of music and the power of a collective effort, not only in the microcosm of New York but across the world. While we enjoy our day of fun and music, over 460 cities across the world are simultaneously partaking in similar celebrations. How cool is that? Good times and globalization - MMNY definitely gets the L-atitude stamp of approval.  

 

 

 

For more information about MMNY, check out their website here.

All photo credit goes to MMNY.