Every year on June 21st, New York City welcomes the start of summer with live music in parks, gardens, and cafes and on street corners and sidewalks throughout the five boroughs. Now in its eighth year, this celebration, known as Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is taking place on a Saturday in 2014! Now that's a great excuse to party!
Everyone can take part, from professionals to amateurs, from the mainstream to the bizarre, across every style of music. The Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID is setting up performance locations along its 30 blocks from Dean to 18th Streets in partnership with Make Music NY. If you are interested in performing, use their new online "matchmaking system" which can help match you up with a scenic Fifth Avenue sidewalk stage. The system provides all the necessary permits to perform outdoors free of charge, and promotes all of the performances through postcards, posters, the website, a program, WNYC radio spots, and full-page ads in Metro New York and Time Out NY. Sign up at match.makemusicny.org today!