Performances + Workshops

During the pandemic, New York Music Month Extended Play gives fans a way 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 and join in discussions with other fans – all for FREE. This January through June, get tuned in with New York Music Month Extended Play!

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    The Art of Podcasting Building Beats

    Everyone has a story to tell.

    Explore the ever-growing medium of podcasting from generating ideas & conducting interviews to marketing & getting sponsored. These 8 workshops will give you the tools and inspiration to create podcasts that captivate and engage. The technical aspect of the workshops will be taught using Soundtrap, a free cloud-based podcasting & audio editing platform, though the concepts and practices taught in these workshops will be applicable no matter which editing platform you choose to use.

    No experience is necessary and all stories welcome.


    Date: January – February, March – April 2021


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    Explore the Beat Building Beats

    Jump into the world of beat-making and digital music production.

    Workshops are open to all, whether you are a curious beginner with limited resources looking to to hone in on foundational skills or a seasoned professional hoping to expand your creative toolbox and find new workflows. Dive into a variety of practices and techniques used to create unique digital productions from ideation to release and performance.

    Each of 8 workshops will inspire you to be innovative with the resources that surround you and challenge you to think outside the box.


    Date: January – February, March – April 2021


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    Club 300: Unplugged 300 Entertainment

    Kevin Liles’ record label, 300 Entertainment, which is home to artists like Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, and Gunna, will dedicate four-plus episodes of its independent music series ‘Club 300 Unplugged’ on Youtube to NYC artists. The special episodes will highlight a variety of artists, genres, and sounds that are uniquely the Big Apple. The 300 YouTube Channel  has amassed over 10 million views and the show has featured acts from across the planet including Phony Ppl, Raven Symone, Bailey Bryan, Wyclef, Shaggy, Drax Project and more.


    Date: Beginning March 2021


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    NYC Women’s Fund Showcase New York Foundation for the Arts

    New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to present a series of events showcasing the music recipients of the New York City Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. NYFA’s programming will focus on highlighting the voices and perspectives of women-identifying artists within the music industry through panel discussions with musicians and industry professionals and showcases of new recordings and music videos that were created by NYC Women’s Fund recipients in 2020. 


    Date: Beginning March 2021


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    Michael Mwenso: Hope, Resist & Heal in association with MOME Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

    Musician, artist and social commentator Michael Mwenso offers his unique and ancestral perspective on Black music and its power to heal us. As an African born queer man growing up in London and New York, Mwenso and an acclaimed journalist dive into a wide range of his own discoveries while shedding light on the Black experience through interludes of his own music.  This live studio recording with Mwenso and the Shakes and commentary will take us on a ride through the continuum and power of Black roots music. 


    Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021


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    Creating Electronic Music with Everyday Sounds Izzi Ramkissoon

    In this introductory hands-on workshop with instructor Izzi Ramkissoon, Electronic Music Program at the College of Staten Island, participants will learn about how to create music using everyday sound in the style of musique concrete.  In the workshop attendees will learn about this history of musique concrete, listen to examples, record sounds using a computer or phone, edit and process sounds using free software (audacity), create a piece of music that can be shared after the workshop.


    Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 PM


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    RISING TIDES, The International Women’s Day Celebration in association with the Consulate General of Canada Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere

    A music and dance presentation featuring artists from Canada and the USA, celebrating the strength, beauty and power of Women working together to lead us in the present and into the future.


    Date: Monday, March 8, 2021


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    National Poetry Month Celebration NUYORICAN POETS CAFE AND CAPITAL ONE CITY PARKS FOUNDATION SUMMERSTAGE ANYWHERE

    In celebration of National Poetry Month, SummerStage will partner with longtime collaborator Nuyorican Poets Cafe, celebrating poets and their craft in New York City.


    Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021


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