Hip-hop, salsa, folk, electronica, minimalism, and punk rock are some of the genres that sprouted in New York — the city where exciting hybrids of jazz, opera, and classical also blossomed. New York Music Month will give fans a map to the city’s musical geography.
KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “Sung by Kids for Kids.” The best-selling music brand is teaming up with the Mayor’s Office of Music and Entertainment to make June all about music. Join Ahnya, Isaiah and Olivia from The KIDZ BOP Kids as they invite you to celebrate and New York Music Month!
The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for eight consecutive years. These talented kids took a break from recording their latest album, KIDZ BOP 38, and travelling the country on their national KIDZ BOP Live 2018 tour to make New York Music Month rock! In the co-branded video, The KIDZ BOP Kids explore NYC’s musical landmarks and the free music events happening in June. Whether you’re a musician, or a music fan, everyone has music in their life!
Guitar Mash and the Mayor’s Office office of Media and Entertainment are calling teens age 13-19 from all five boroughs to submit original songs that have been inspired by New York City. The second annual #MyNYCSong Teen Songwriting Contest is a chance to write a love letter to your hometown.
Prizes include a professional recording session, mentorship, and a chance to perform onstage at Guitar Mash at City Winery.
In celebration of World Refugee Day, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and Spaceworks are partnering with a broad coalition of organizations that support immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers to host an evening of music, food, and community. The event will be held on Saturday, June 23rd, from 3-6 pm at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and will feature musicians and dancers from all over the world. There will be a potluck dinner.
The event is FREE and open to the public.
There’s no place like Lincoln Center—home to 11 of the world’s most prestigious cultural organizations, including the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Chamber Music Society, Lincoln Center Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. Join one of our expert guides to explore the history, art, and architecture of our 16-acre campus and learn the insider stories of this iconic destination’s past and present. Whenever possible, our guides will accompany you into the halls’ public and performance spaces. Each tour is unique, and you never know what will happen!
Meet at the David Rubenstein Atrium on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd streets
Make Music New York celebrates the skills and passions of local NYC musicians, connects New Yorkers to their communities and with each other, and energizes the shared social spaces that make NYC a cultural capital.
Our mission is ambitious, inclusive, adventurous and fun, and we accomplish it by producing two annual flagship celebrations each Summer Solstice on June 21st–the longest day of the year–and Winter Solstice on December 21st–the longest night of the year. On these special “music holidays,” music makers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds are empowered to take center stage and share their skills and passions through live performances in public plazas and parks, on sidewalks and in front of shops, and in partnership with cultural institutions and businesses across all five boroughs.
Since its debut in 2007, the summer celebration has become the city’s largest single-day music festival, averaging over 5,000 musicians of all ages and persuasions performing in 1,000+ concerts in over 400 unique locations, in what The New York Times has dubbed “Exhilarating… with prodigious displays and subtle experiences alike. It’s like somebody’s dream of community.”
The tour will start at the Bronx Music Heritage Center and walk through neighborhoods where legends in jazz, hip hop, doo wop, and Latin music lived and played from the 1940s through today. The tour begins in Morrisania, where there was once a thriving jazz scene and where some of the pioneers of hip hop got their start. These neighborhoods were also some of the hardest hit by the fires in the 1970s and 1980s.
The tour will walk by Charlotte Street, one of the Bronx’s most famous streets, which became a national symbol of urban decay. The fires and problems of those years also affected the music scene. There will also be discussion and recognition of the community organizations that helped turn the Bronx around and the street and public art that continue to make the neighborhoods vibrant.
Meet at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Nine Blvd., right off the 2/5 train at Freeman St.
The tour runs 2 hours, goes through Greenwich Village and the East Village to the Bowery, and focuses on Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and punk music while visiting locations like the Village Vanguard, Cafe Wha? The Bottom Line and CBGBs.
This tour with folklorist Elena Martinez will explore the Hunts Point/Longwood neighborhoods in the Bronx where many Latin music performers lived and worked. Along the way, we’ll point out the dance clubs, theaters and social clubs where the music was performed and flourished.
The tour will also examine the community organizations that have helped to improv the neighborhood and borough, and will highlight the street life and public art that continues to make the neighborhood vibrant.
Meet at the Hunts Point subway stop on the #6 line. Go up to the sidewalk near the elevator.
For more than four decades, Carnegie Hall has partnered with local community organizations to bring outstanding mainstage artists—as well as exciting rising stars of classical, jazz, and world music—to neighborhoods from the tip of Brooklyn to the top of the Bronx. Tapping into the pulse of diverse communities, these free concerts bring together local residents and people from throughout the city to share in the joy of music.
FRIDAY Jun 8
8 PM Flushing Town Hall
SATURDAY Jun 9
2 PM Snug Harbor Cultural Center
SATURDAY Jun 16
Neighborhood Concert: Johnny Colon
4 PM El Museo del Barrio
THURSDAY Jun 21
6 PM Tompkins Square Park