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Go Listen New York

Cabaret at a Queens post office, hip-hop at a barber shop in the Bronx, an aqua-opus on the banks of the East River, and ukuleles en masse at the Union Square Green Market. 

It's the longest day of the year, and Make Music New York has invaded the city's stoops, plazas, parks, gardens and even cemeteries of New York City.

The annual event sponsors nearly 1,000 free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs. So take a walk around an extra few blocks at lunch today, there's a good chance you'll catch a show.


Here are a few suggestions for acts in a borough near you:



11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

City Hall Park

Music Education Showcase (Kids)


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Union Square: Greenmarket

Mass Appeal: Ukuleles (Folk)


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

DRastadub Studio

Num & Nu Afrika (Reggae/Ska)


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Waterside Plaza

H2Opus: Fluid Soundscapes (Classical)



2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Brooklyn Bridge Park: Pier One

Opera for Humanity


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lovin' Cup Café / Cameo Gallery

Hank and Cupcakes (Electronica)


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Brooklyn Borough Hall

Northside Festival presents: The Beets (Rock)


9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Vox Pop Cafe

Dream Zoo (Cabaret)



4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

United States Post Office

AC Haley's Effervescent Hour (Cabaret)


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

NYPL: Roosevelt Island

Steve Morz (Folk)



1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kache II Barber Shop

R7 The Great (Hip Hop)


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Soundview Park

Pareece (Soul/R&B)


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

DreamYard Art Center

Folklore Urbano (Latin)


Staten Island

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pinocchio Park

P.E.M.G. (Hip Hop)


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wolfe's Pond Park and Beach

Richmond Knights (Reggae/Ska)


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Clove Lakes Park

KeithARC (Rock)