New York Music Month has now been extended to six months and is online and free in order to support our music community during the pandemic. New York Music Month Extended Play is a way for musicians, industry, and fans to tune into New York’s one-of-a-kind music scene safely from their homes. Learn to create your own music or record a podcast, hear from up-and-coming NYC artists, take a masterclass from industry experts, or join a workshop to hone your music business skills – all for free.
This January through June, get tuned in with New York Music Month Extended Play!
With over 12 years of this anticipated commemoration. Our annual juneteenth family fun day Festival gathers 5,000+ attendees local to the NYC community to enjoy a vibrant day of rich culture through music, dance, poetry, skits, history, vendors, and family activities for single-family homes, married, with children, and extended families.
Across the United States, people of all walks of life share the understanding that July 4th is the long time celebration of the Declaration of Independence. America was finally free from the dependence of the British and was considered to be an independent collection of nations. However, Africans in America did not share that experience, for they were still being owned and considered 3/5ths of a man. On June 19, 1865, news came from the soldiers who landed in Galveston, Texas that the Civil War had ended and that slaves were now free.
In honor of this long time coming, Africans in America have celebrated with food, dancing, singing, and celebration of the right to live and pursue happiness outside of being owned by another human being. Today, through organized efforts and collaborations of different organizations, solidarity in how we celebrate is showcased through literary expression and images of the numerous shades of Black in music, technology, art, science, and business takes center stages throughout communities that reflect a new generation of talent. These communities are the site where the torches of inspiration are passed and are encouraged to continue the tradition of celebrating annually.
This summer, The Knights migrate to Governors Island laden with music for flute, clarinet, strings and harp inspired by birds, birdsong, and the spiritual experience of “taking flight” through song. Join us for this free outdoor concert, featuring:
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, “Il Gardellino”
Price: String Quartet in G Major, II. Andante Moderato
Villa Lobos: Song of the Black Swan
Rodrigo, arr. Bridget Kibbey & The Knights: De los álamos vengo, madre
Gilberto, arr. C. Jacobsen: Undiu
Ravel: Intro and Allegro
De Lucia arr. C. Jacobsen: Zyryab
Tommy Potts, arr. C. Jacobsen: The Butterfly
Traditional, arr. C. Jacobsen: Little Birdie
BMHC Bronx Rising! series continues the Masking the Seasons in the Bronx theme exploring music & dance seasonal celebrations that incorporate masked traditions with INTI RAYMI, featuring a perfomance by Peruvian Quechua group, ABYA -YALA ARTE y CULTURA. Join us for this celebration of the Fiesta de Sol (the Festival of the Sun).
It’s possible to launch your own show with free software, and we’ll show you exactly how to do it in this introductory class.
We’ll dive into software and apps available for podcasters and walk you through the steps to creating, producing, and publishing your own show with zero budget.
Interested in music production on a shoestring budget?
We’ll look at free software/apps and see how you can incorporate them into your creation process. In this lively workshop we’ll demo music creation workflows and dive into hands-on projects you can do for free on a smart device or computer.