Wednesday, June 20, 2007

It's the most wonderful long day of the year

Tomorrow--June 21--is the longest day of the year, the start of summer, and the day that shadows are shortest!

As if this isn't exciting enough, it's also an amazing day of MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC in New York City, with the innaugural celebration of "Make Music New York." Here's the scoop:

"Since the first 'Fete de la Musique' was held in France in 1982, more than 340 cities around the world have joined the annual celebrations with their own 'Make Music' events...Rome, Barcelona, Toronto, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Sydney, Berlin, Portland????...and starting this year, all five boroughs of New York City."

Tomorrow, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., you can see and hear music all over New York, from Tuvan throat singers, string quartets, punk bands, salsa band, opera singers, and on and on... The "official" schedule is at

But what's even COOLER than the scheduled musicians is that ANYONE, in fact, EVERYONE is encouraged to participate by Making Music. According to event organizers, "We have been advised by the City that ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES ON THE SIDEWALK DO NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT. If you don't use electricity, no one else has taken the spot, and you're not blocking pedestrians, you can just come out and play!"

You bet Three Room Press staffers will be out there in force! We'll hit the sidewalks of the West Village in the late afternoon, and our hope is that it will be an impromptu neighborhood symphony. If you're around West 4th Street and 7th Ave. tomorrow around 5, come check it out! Bring your axe! your voice! at the very least, your self! And join in!

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