Make Music New York Returns to NYC

June 15, 2023, 7:53.59 pm ET  

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Make Music New York will present hundreds of free outdoor musical events throughout all five boroughs on Wednesday, June 21, the 17th consecutive year New York has played a key part in Make Music Day, the world’s largest annual music event.

In the leadup to June 21, Make Music New York will kick off with special festivals across three different boroughs. On Saturday, June 17, Governors Island will host the tenth annual Porch Stomp, NYC’s Americana and folk music extravaganza with over 100 musicians performing on 20 stages from 11am to 6pm.

Also on that day, the Southeast Queens Gospelfest, headlined by uplifting singer Rich Tolbert Jr, will take place at Baisley Pond Park from 3pm - 8pm.

On Sunday June 18, Make Music New York’s annual DIY punk festival, Punk Island, will take over Bay Ridge, Brooklyn with 38 bands at the American Veterans Memorial Pier in Shore Road Park from 12pm to 6pm.

In addition to planned events, encourages people to band together and play in free public concerts, to participate in Make Music New York or see a list of events, visit

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