Make Music New York In Queens


photo: Adam Jason
photo: Adam Jason

On Saturday, June 21st, from 10 in the morning until 10 at night, musicians of all ages and musical persuasions will perform in public spaces including playgrounds, sidewalks, gardens and close-off streets of Queens.


  • Astoria

Astoria Beer & Brew
21-76 21st St
11:00 AM – 2:00 Desmond McManus Classic tunes to get the party started

Astoria Park
2:00 – 6:00 punk & metal presented by Mike SOS, with performances by Dead By Choice, Desolate, Omissionary, Lardhand and Sweet Magma

Athens Triangle
32-15 Newtown Ave
1:00 The Green Voices chorus of Growing Up Green Elementary Charter School
2:00 Jamie Stellini indie folk
3:00 The Concentrics indie rock with a Southern edge
4:00 Space Jump Live! psychedelic power pop
5:00 Greenstreets
6:00 Ulysses Cannon a powerhouse of rock ‘n roll, blues, and bluegrass
6:45 Sambarella DJ
7:00 Dirty Wings rock n roll
8:00 Giftshop from 80s pop to punk

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave
12:00 Desmond roots reggae singer/songwriter
2:00 Mind Open psychedelic Brazilian jazz

Queens Council on the Arts Block Party
Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St
4:00 Nova Safra Bateria Brazilian samba from Queens
5:00 Bohio Music Haitian roots
6:00 Inti and the Moon Latin and Middle Eastern guitar
7:00 Delusions Of Grand Street female-fronted janglepop/rock band

MMNY After Dark at Olde Prague Tavern
2848 31st St
9:30 The Headlocks Americana rock
10:30 Danny Mackane Band Astoria-based rock
11:30 Tangerine female-fronted Led Zeppelin cover band
12:30 AM Mainline Gypsy rock and soul

The Pop Bar
12-21 Astoria Blvd
6:00 Electric Tongues rock
7:00 Ashley Xtina rock & blues
8:00 Tara electropop & soul

The Sparrow Tavern
24-01 29th St
4:30 Centipede in the Sky
5:30 Drunken Pumpkin
6:30 Sweet Magma

St George’s Episcopal Church
14-20 27th Ave
1:00 MakerzMark jazz
2:30 Francie Scanlon memorable film music arrangements
3:00 Tania Stavreva “Bulgarian-born piano dynamo”

  • Corona

Corona Plaza
Roosevelt Ave & 104th St
3:00 Corona Bucket Orchestra children from Corona and environs

Louis Armstrong House Museum
34-56 107th St
12:00 The Fascinators old jazz for the new depression
1:15 Deborah Latz Group wide-ranging jazz singer
2:30 Kat Gang Jazz Band standards

  • Elmhurst

Dunningham Triangle
82nd St & Baxter Ave
1:00 Ana Cifuentes Latin American folklore
2:00 Nova Safra Bateria Brazilian samba from Queens
4:30 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele

  • Jackson Heights

Diversity Plaza
73-03 37th Rd
12:00 Bethany Wild singer
1:00 CoCo Wade ultra-sexy sounds
2:00 Roopa Mahadevan S. Indian classical vocalist
3:00 Nova Safra Bateria Brazilian samba from Queens
4:00 AC Haley singer & electric bass
5:00 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele
6:00 SA led by vocalist Shilpa Ananth
7:00 The Live Cultures traditional American folk

Manuel de Dios Plaza
83rd St & Roosevelt Ave
12:00 Los Hijos de la Gran Puna traditional Andean music
1:00 Nova Safra Bateria Brazilian samba from Queens
3:00 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele
4:00 Alfredo Europa flamenco, jazz & rock

  • Jamaica

Forest Parkway Plaza
Forest Pkwy & Jamaica Ave
7:00 Plastic Soul music of 60s rock legends

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
161-04 Jamaica Ave
3:30 Ms. Reign conscious hip-hop
4:00 Kuf Knotz progressive hip-hop

Mckinley’s Children’s Garden
108-56 Union Hall St
11:00 AM Ras Moshe jazz sax & flute
11:30 Kochguit solo jazz guitar
12:30 Benita Charles soul-stirring
2:00 Amber Stowell singer/songwriter

Parsons Boulevard Pedestrian Plaza
Parsons Blvd & Jamaica Ave
4:00 DDoyle singer/songwriter
6:00 Mascot’s Distance jazz/folk/pop
7:00 Rip Tide Blues Band kickin’ rock and blues

Rufus King Park
Southern Lawn
11:00 Kat Webb Austin-born soul
3:00 Blair Jensen solo jazz sax

  • Long Island City

Gantry Plaza State Park
In front of the Gantries
2:00 Hunters Point Community Middle School Band blues, Brazilian and Motown with a twist

LIC Flea & Food
5-25 46th Ave
11:00 Robin’s Egg Blue alt. rock on uke
3:00 PartyOwl bluesy, melodic singer/songwriter

LIC Landing
52-10 Center Blvd.
12:15 Around the World By Sea Toya Delazy South African electro-jazz
1:15 – 6:00 LIC Artist Showcase local acts perform

Nesva Hotel New York City Vista
39-12 29th St
4:00 Ray McGale Acoustic fingerstyle covers
6:00 El Chico Blanco instrumental rock, jazz and experimental

41-26 27th St
3:00 Inti and the Moon Latin and Middle Eastern guitar
5:30 Let’s Disinfect! horrorpunk chiptune
7:00 Mark Laiosa solo triangle music

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd & B’dway
5:00 – 7:30 Solstice Celebration an evening of site-specific sound installations featuring Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan trio, Audro Woloweic, Composers Inside Electronics, and others

Spaceworks LIC & Healing Arts Initiative Block Party
33-02 Skillman Ave
1:00 – 6:00 with performances by Janusphere Dance Company Queens-based dance, Inti and the Moon Latin and Middle Eastern guitar, Robin’s Egg Blue alt. rock for ukulele, Black Elk Speaks exotic electronic groove-jazz and Ayazamana Dance Group traditional Ecuadorian dance & music under the direction of Jose Rivera

The Local NY
1302 44th Avenue
12:00 Letters to Nepal electronic and indie pop
1:15 Noise & Rhythm avant-indie-rock
4:15 Unigen pop on custom MIDI instruments
7:15 Goldbloc electronic

  • Ridgewood

71st Ave Triangle
at Myrtle Ave
12:00 Slope 343 original Americana
1:30 Ken Voisin rock singer/songwriter
4:00 – 8:00 Joe Fuoco’s Music Center and Friends country & pop

Ridgewood Veteran’s Triangle
Myrtle Ave & Cypress Ave
1:00 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele
2:30 Joe Ferreri guitar, harmonica & vocals
4:00 The Subtexts upbeat indie-rock
5:30 ATOM funky remixing
7:30 High North instrumental psychedelic rock

The Shops at Atlas Park
8000 Cooper Ave
5:00 TJ Fox pop singer/songwriter
6:00 Gregg Hoeck pop and R&B from Chicago
7:00 Ken Voisin rock singer/songwriter

Venditti Square
Woodbine St & Myrtle Ave
12:00 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele
2:30 Youth Yamada indie-folk
3:30 Amber Stowell singer-songwriter
7:00 Jay and Matt pop

  • Roosevelt Island

Around the World By Land at Four Freedoms Park
Four Freedoms Park
12:00 Dolunay Turkish & Balkan music of the Ottoman Empire
1:00 Laolu Senbanjo Nigerian Afrobeat
2:00 Tom do Brasil a mix of Brazilian styles
3:30 AK chamber-pop on unexpected instruments
4:30 Anastasia Falcon Argentinian singer with guitar & ukulele

NYPL: Roosevelt Island
524 Main St
12:00 Anand Ramanujam tabla

  • Sunnyside

40th St/Lowery St Pedestrian Plaza
40th St & Queens Blvd
2:00 Marc Feldman trumpet & harmonica
4:30 The Live Cultures traditional American folk
5:30 Mild Mannered Rebel oud with Greek & Turkish vocals
6:30 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele

Ave Coffee House
45-01 Greenpoint Ave
12:00 Amber Stowell singer/songwriter

Bar 43
43-06 43rd St
5:00 – 9:00 John Malone folk & rock

Bliss Street Station
47-02 Greenpoint Ave
6:00 Traveling Jewburys 7-piece country, rock and soul
8:00 Kira Lyra eclectic singer/songwriter

Claret Wine Bar
46-02 Skillman Ave
7:30 Bandera Spanish & English rock

Dime Savings Bank
45-14 46th St
12:00 Sally Mason from ‘Taylor and the Mason’ acoustic bluesy pop

Los Verdes
4626 Greenpoint Ave
6:00 Bandera multi-lingual rock

Marlene Tavern & Winebar
41-11 49th St
7:00 Joel Landy & Friends blues & folk
8:00 Amber Stowell singer/songwriter

McGuinness’s Bar
44-23 Queens Blvd
4:00 Joe Jung American roots with a modern edge
6:00 Katelynn Tomney female-fronted indie-rock

Quaint Restaurant
46-10 Skillman Ave
5:00 Kate Manatee singer/songwriter
7:00 Shari Pine burning & churning blues
8:00 David Heagy 16-year-old solo guitar wiz

Queens Library at Sunnyside
4306 Greenpoint Ave
11:00 Roberto Buscarsi roving ukulele
1:00 Mild Mannered Rebel oud with Greek & Turkish vocals
4:00 Miolina violin duo

Spring is Back
45-12 Greenpoint Ave
12:00 Stephanie Lexis infectiously catchy tunes

The Gaslight
4317 Queens Blvd
6:30 Kira Lyra eclectic singer/songwriter
7:30 Katelynn Tomney female-fronted indie-rock


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