make music new york 2014.

We celebrated the first day of summer this past Saturday June 21 with the eighth annual Make Music New York festival. With more than 1,300 concerts in parks, plazas, gardens, and on sidewalks across the five boroughs, it was quite the event. I was once again humbled by the talent, creativity, and artistic generosity of my fellow New Yorkers — it was an amazing day!

My second year at the helm, I spent the day bopping around Brooklyn, catching as many concerts as possible. Here are my favorite shots from the day!

Main Drag Music in Williamsburg

And jazz at William Sheridan Playground, also in Williamsburg

The incredible Mexican folk-pop Jarana Beat – the third stop on the ‘Sail the Seas’ world tour – at East River State Park.

BrownstoneJazz at Putnam Triangle in Bed-Stuy

Violin Femmes on a Prospect Heights sidewalk

Stompcat playing the Play Diem showcase in McCarren Park

And the most epic part of our day-long journey: the premiere of 100+ BPM, written by Sunny Jain of Red Baraat, by hundreds of musicians on the steps of the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza.

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