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Make Music New York 2019

Jun 12, 2019
Make Music New York 2019
Summer is the season for outdoor music in New York City, especially Lincoln Square. Between the outdoor programming on Lincoln Center's campus and the Lincoln Square BID's free lunchtime summer concert series in Richard Tucker Park, there's no shortage of fantastic musical acts in the area. But there's also an annual celebration that takes place across New York City on the summer solstice--Make Music New York. This city-wide musical event takes place each June 21 and offers free, live music to the public. 
In Richard Tucker Park (Broadway and 66th Street), there will be two music acts during Make Music New York on Friday, June 21 beginning in the afternoon. From 2:00pm to 6:00pm, Les Ballets de L'Opera Chinois de New York will perform a series of orchestra and dance acts, including a Beijing Opera Sword Dance, a traditional Chinese clothes Fashion Show, Ballroom Dancing, and more. These performances are meant to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomacy between China and the USA. Afterwards, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, The New York Mandolin Orchestra will lead their 8th annual Mass Appeal Mandolins, encouraging audience participation. The organization's goal is to stimulate interest in the mandolin and they encourage people to join by contacting NYMandOrchestra@gmail.com. These two performance groups will bring terrific music and cultural entertainment to Lincoln Square for an exciting Friday afternoon. Don't miss it! 
Also, on Lincoln Center's campus in the Charles B. Benenson Grove (Columbus Ave and 62nd Street), a Sing for Hope piano is stationed publicly for play and use. Stop by when you can to either play and sing a tune for the public or enjoy someone else's impromptu concert! The piano, designed by Brooklyn artist, Robert Padovano, will be in the Grove until Sunday, June 23.