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Make Music New York is a one-day collection of free, outdoor concerts taking place every June 21, on the longest day of the year. On this day, musicians of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels are empowered to perform in over 400 public outdoor spaces throughout all five boroughs of NYC, energizing the entire city in the process. Over its eleven year history, Make Music New York has grown to become NYC’s largest one-day collection of free concerts. This year, our park will be the venue for three fantastic performances:
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Beatspring
Five long time residents of Queens, NY have come together to form Beatspring, an instrumental quintet that plays a unique blend of funk, soul, Latin and jazz. Horn driven melodies and a fat groove introduce a new take on pop songs that will get the crowd moving.
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Mike Acerbo
American singer songwriter Mike Acerbo was born in the Bronx, NY and raised in the hamlet of Pearl River, NY. After moving back to New York City in the spring of 1996, Acerbo met Geoffrey Kiorpes (pianist, composer, arranger) and Leah Coloff (cellist, composer, arranger), who helped him formulate his raw talent into a more cohesive sound and fully realize the vision he had for his music. Acerbo’s influences are broad – ranging from Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell to the alternative sounds of Kate Bush and Sufjan Stevens. His songs are personal, poetic and poignant representing the artist’s perspective on relationships, loss, and the struggle to find one’s self. He is currently in the process of recording his follow up record entitled, “Your Dark Place.”
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Mayari (May)
Mayari is a multifaceted Mexican economist/singer/statistician who brings a compilation of eclectic popular music that flirts with jazz. Her music is a mixture of styles, moods, topics, and languages that include: blues, foxtrot, swing, pop, tango, reggae, love, social awareness, contemplation, banality, sadness, passion, English, French, Italian and Spanish.