Outdoor Concerts will Kick Off the Summer

Make Music New York – “a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City” – is returning to the city, and a series of performances are taking place throughout the UWS to kick off the summer.

The following mini-concerts will take place on Monday, June 21 (which is the second day of summer):

On West 103rd Street between West End Avenue and Broadway, the Chamber Music Center of New York will “play songs from the Beatles, jazz, classical and other arrangements with Guitarist Marty Toub” from 2-4pm. Children’s musician and puppet master Esther Crow will perform from 4-5pm, and jazz singer Jean Ramirez will conclude the concert from 5-7pm. Learn more here.

At Richard Tucker Park, from 65th to 66th Street and between Broadway and Columbus, a concert by the New York Mandolin Orchestra, led by conductor Jeffrey Ellenberger, will take place from 6:30-7:30pm, as it did in 2019. Learn more here.

And from 5-8pm, three performances will take place at the 104th Street Garden, located at 8 West 104th Street between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue. Women’s choir The SoHarmoniums will be joined by ukulele group, The Ukuladies, from 5-6pm; The Socially Distant Mini-Orchestra, a group of musicians who found each other during the height of the pandemic, will play from 6-7pm; and jazz guitar will headline the evening with the Ethan Mann Trio, on the garden stage from 7-8pm. Learn more here.

Outdoor concerts are taking place all over the city on Monday – including these performances on the East River Esplanade. For a full list of shows, click here.

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