Musicians perform during "Harmonica Parade" as part of Make Music Winter at One Liberty Plaza on December 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for NAMM)

Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

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Due to popular demand, the Make Music Winter highlight, “For Love and Only for Love: Letters to New York,” will continue its run in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden through February 14, 2021.

Pete Wyer’s immersive choral installation, which made its World Premiere at the Garden on January 19, 2020, is  a musical response to the pandemic addressed to all New Yorkers. Visitors are invited to explore the NYBG’s Native Plant Garden pathway, at their own pace and safely distanced, as the prerecorded music – performed by choirs of up to 72 voices projected over 24 independent speakers – inspires reflection on themes of love, gratitude, acceptance, and our connection with nature.

Access to the program is included with any NYBG timed-entry ticket, available at NYBG. Friends of Make Music New York should use the promotional code NYBG20 for a 20% discount.

For additional information and a detailed program description, visit Make Music New York.

Celebrate the 10th annual Make Music Winter virtually this winter solstice. Despite the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Make Music New York’s mission continues to drive them, and they hope that it inspires you: to provide New Yorkers with the opportunity to enjoy free, rejuvenating music and to support music makers in the process.
Event Schedule:
For Love and Only For Love: Letters to New York (In Person)

For Love and Only For Love: Letters to New York (In Person)

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  • New York Botanical Garden (map)

Debuts the weekend of December 19 & 20 from 12:00-4:00 PM
Runs daily December 22 through January 10 from 12:00-4:00 PM
Program is included with any NYBG timed-entry ticket.

Join us in a special program presented in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden: the World Premiere of Pete Wyer’s immersive choral installation “For Love and Only for Love: Letters to New York,” a musical response to the pandemic addressed to all New Yorkers. Visitors are invited to explore the NYBG’s Native Plant Garden pathway, at their own pace and safely distanced, as the prerecorded music – performed by choirs of up to 72 voices projected over 24 independent speakers – inspires reflection on themes of love, gratitude, acceptance, and our connection with nature.

For more information and instructions for free entry courtesy of NYBG, visit For Love and Only For Love.

The Fantabulous Opening Ceremony of Extinction Rebellion’s Café Musicalicious (Virtual)

The Fantabulous Opening Ceremony of Extinction Rebellion’s Café Musicalicious (Virtual)

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Zoom Livestream Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOysqzstGtFFV7tFkLlUXQguhrNK27lv

XR Music NYC hereby invites you to an evening of musical wonderment and splendour brought to you by yourselves!

Cafe Musicalicious is a no pressure, drop in, open mic and conversation space meant for anyone with a love of music. From beginners, to experts, to those who just love to indulge in dulcet tones, all are equally welcome. We’re very open with what open mic means; feel free to share the music of an artist you just discovered, read poetry, do interpretive dance – the floor is yours.

Scottish Christmas Celebration

Scottish Christmas Celebration

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Zoom Livestream Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0udOyvrzwtGtzMOZ-melXIIut9U85deJWh

The American-Scottish Foundation and ASF’s Sounds of Scotland invite you to join in a special Scottish Christmas Celebration featuring music, readings and good cheer. Note that this program takes place on the special date of Sunday, December 20th.

Free to all , sharing our love of Scotland! Just click the link above and you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the concert.

32 for Third, Part II (Virtual)

32 for Third, Part II (Virtual)

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YouTube Performance Link: https://youtu.be/pAholgVB7S8

Third Street Music School Settlement, the country’s oldest community music school, is celebrating its 125th anniversary and Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of the 32 Beethoven piano sonatas­– now 35 with the recent publication of 3 newly discovered sonatas! The sonatas will be performed by their New York City community –  faculty members, students, alumni/ae, parents, former faculty and friends. This is the second installment of this special program, taking place on the winter solstice to ring in the new year; the first installment was performed on the summer solstice as part of the Make Music New York  festival.

For a complete Program Guide listing each performance, click on: 32 for Third, Part II

6th Annual Melrose Parranda (Virtual)

6th Annual Melrose Parranda (Virtual)

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Zoom Livestream Link: Visit BMHC’s Facebook page for the Zoom invitation details.

The Bronx Music Heritage Center presents a virtual version of its 6th Annual Melrose Parranda, celebrating the Puerto Rican tradition of carolers performing the music of plena and other holiday songs. The parranda will make stops at different casitas throughout the Melrose section of the Bronx, including El Coquí, Jardin de la Roca, and Rainbow Casita, and will conclude at the casita renowned for its musical legacy: Rincón Criollo Centro Cultural, aka “La  Casita de Chema.”  Featured musicians include Jorge Vazquez, Bobby Sanabria, José Rivera, Juan Gutierrez, Elliot Cabrera, Nelson Matthew Gonzalez, and Nelson Seda.

Due to current CoV-19 restrictions, you can enjoy the parranderos from the warmth of your home, and at the end of the parranda, you’ll be able to join the musicians in song! This event is presented by Bronx Music Heritage Center, Nos Quedamos, and Asociacion de Huerto y Cultura

Brooklyn Music School Winter Ensemble Showcase (Virtual)

Brooklyn Music School Winter Ensemble Showcase (Virtual)

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Instagram Performance Link: instagram.com/brooklynmusicschool

Experience the magic of music virtually at the 2020 Brooklyn Music School Winter Ensemble Showcase featuring performances from: BMS Rock bands Rock Rage and the So & So’s
And the Monday Jazz Ensemble

The vision of Brooklyn Music School is to make it possible for everyone, regardless of their background and resources, to be able to experience the joy of music and the artistic and intellectual benefits of musical performance.

 Follow on Facebook http://bit.ly/2WrGLTK and use hashtag: #2020BMSWinterEnsembleShowcase

Harmonica Holiday Jam (Virtual)

Harmonica Holiday Jam (Virtual)

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Zoom LIvestream Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82714664630
Meeting ID: 827 1466 4630

Join us for the second annual Harmonica Holiday Jam! 

Harmonica virtuoso Jia-Yi He, who was featured on “America’s Got Talent,” will lead this participatory jam session in performing holiday classics such as “Jingle Bell,” “Deck the Halls,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “Silent Night,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” “Ode to Joy,” “Edelweiss” and “Amazing Grace.” Players of all levels are welcome and perfect for kids and beginners!

Pilgrimage (Virtual)

Pilgrimage (Virtual)

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Zoom Livestream Link: https://zoom.us/j/5138818587
Meeting ID: 513 881 8587 Spectators, please mute yourself upon entering.

In this popular and long-running Make Music Winter program, vocalists pay homage to the medieval melodies once sung on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Typically they have done this while walking along Riverside Park, with lamps attached to their heads. This season, conductor James John, artistic director of the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble, has adapted Pilgrimage to an online sing-along with a pre-performance lecture and Q&A session hosted by Dr. Susan Boynton, Professor of Music, Historical Musicology at Columbia University, whose reserach interests include liturgy and music in medieval Western monasticism and music in the Iberian peninsula.

Vocalists of all skill levels are welcomed and encouraged to join this program and sing along! To participate, just email us at Make Music Winter Pilgrimage with your name and we will forward the scores to you.

Flatfoot Flatbush (Virtual)

Flatfoot Flatbush (Virtual)

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Livestream Links for all programs can be found at: porchstomp.com/flatfootflatbush2020

Kick off the dust and join Porch Stomp, City Stompers and the North Flatbush BID in celebrating the 7th year of Flatfoot Flatbush!  The annual Appalachian music and dance festival includes an evening performance starting old time luminaries across the country that be broadcast on the web, plus Porch Stomp’s first-ever Winterfest, an online gathering which will include workshops, dance jams and gigs by local songwriters.
Flatfoot Flatbush evening broadcast takes place from 6-8pm
Winterfest takes place from 6-9pm
Follow both events on Instagram and Facebook

Special thanks to M&T Bank, Con Edison and Music Country for their generous support.

Handel's Messiah Sing-Along (Virtual)

Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along (Virtual)

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Zoom Livestream Link: https://bmcc-cuny.zoom.us/j/88298784776?pwd=ZXozck1nZkhua1lHQk91L1Jyam1wdz09

Join conductor Douglas Anderson and producer Melissa Gerstein in a new Make Music Winter program for 2020: a Sing-Along version of Handel’s masterwork, Messiah. This year singers and instrumentalists from around New York and beyond will join us on Monday, December 21 at 7:00 pm for a virtual performance dedicated to those taken from us by COVID-19. You can perform in your safe place of choice, alone or with those you are sheltering with.

Ukulele Chistmas Jam (Virtual)

Ukulele Chistmas Jam (Virtual)

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YouTube Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/sB6cP_S1cF0

Singer/songwriter and music maker Gwendolyn Fritz will lead a livestreamed performance of classic Christmas carols along with special guest performances from ukulele performers across the NYC area. Feel free to play along during the jam! Charts for all song selections can be found at: https://peteymack.weebly.com/uploads/6/6/7/9/66793397/july_2020.pdf

A Holly Jolly Christmas “key of C” (p.287), Feliz Navidad (p.299), Frosty the Snowman (p.300), Jingle Bell Rock (p.308),
Let It Snow (p.310), Mele Kalikimaka (p.312), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (p.315), Santa Claus is Coming to Town (p. 318),
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (p.326)

Points of Seeing (Virtual)

Points of Seeing (Virtual)

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Livestream Registration Link:  http://bit.ly/points-of-seeing

Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars presents “Points of Seeing,” an online presentation of recent work with live performance and a Q&A with the public. Tilted Axes artistic director Patrick Grant hosts an event where he and members of the ensemble discuss their past, present, and future work through music, visual art, and interaction with a live audience. The presentation will focus on how Tilted Axes has adapted its creative process in the past year, what was learned, and a look ahead.

“Points of Seeing” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC. Tilted Axes is powered by Vox Amps USA. Rehearsal space