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Make Music New York in Chinatown (6/21/23)

Make Music New York is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City. All of the performances take place annually on June 21st, the first day of summer and longest day of the year.

Performance Schedule

1pm to 2pm

Isadora Benitez & Gabriel Hermida Duo

Isadora Benitez is a New York-based vocalist-guitarist whose work is deeply engagement in jazz inflections, and sensually-styled by her sassy Latin roots and love of Brazilian music. Born into an Ecuadorian family devoted to the arts, Isadora grew up among gifted musicians, actors, and writers. She received her Bachelors and her Master’s degree in Jazz Vocal Performance. Isadora has performed over a thousand shows in South America, New York, and across the U.S. Her current music project “Swing-Brazil” mixes Brazilian music with Jazz manouche.

2pm to 3pm

Jean Ramirez is a New York-based vocalist and songwriter. While honing her craft as a vocalist in San Francisco, Jean delved into the world of jazz vocals. Her deep love of music and exploration of various music genres are apparent in her eclectic and adventuresome repertoire spanning from Jazz, to World Music, to the Great American Songbook, to Bossa Nova, and to popular music. As a performer, Jean strives to integrate her love of beautiful melodies, lyrical expression, and strong rhythmic sensibilities in music making.

3pm to 3:30pm

Jay Greengold has played at Make Music New York over the past five years. Off to the Cali School of Music in Fall 2023, Jay is involved in all things music - including musical drama productions, marching band, and jazz jams. As a trumpet player, he has been a consistent member of the Nassau-Suffolk Jazz Band, All-County festivals, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center High School Jazz Academy.

3:30pm to 4pm

Victoria Anine Waples was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Upstate New York. Her music is inspired by the natural surroundings of her youth, her love of all things “Lord of the Rings,” and musical references that range from classical and metal, to feel good pop. As an artist her mission is to spread music that uplifts and inspires people.

4:30pm to 5pm

Misophonic Ensemble

Solo electronic project of Jason Malmström. This will be Jason’s 7th year playing at Make Music New York. His performance includes a small collection of drum machines & synths, with some added bells & whistles (percussion & melodica). Beat-heavy, but not overly aggressive. A bit pre-planned, a bit improv.

5pm to 6pm

YuRong Yu – “Annie” is a professional Chinese singer of traditional and popular Chinese and American songs. Annie has performed in China in Shanghai and Huainan City. In New York, she has performed at Flushing Town Hall, Flushing Library and at Make the Music New York in Manhattan’s Chinatown. Through her soft vocals, she captures the essence and feelings of the Chinese culture through love songs and memories of China’s simple life. Adding American popular songs to her repertoire, she hopes to bring those same feelings to an American audience.

Full 2023 Make Music NY Program Guide

22nd Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival (6/18/23)

In its 22nd year, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make up our Lower East Side and Chinatown community. Experience the spirit of this ever-changing neighborhood and the immigrant experience in New York City today through music, dance, crafts, cultural practices, foodways, and more!

Performance Schedule

12 - 2PM

Lion Dancing from New York Chinese Cultural Center

Cantonese Opera with Yan Wu "Camille" Shuang

Puerto Rican parranda/comparsa plenera with Los Pleneros de la 21

Frank London's Klezmer All Stars

2 - 4PM

Yiddish Singing Trio with The Mamales

Lion Dancing with New York Chinese Cultural Center

String Duet with Jake Shulman-Ment and Raffi Boden

Slam Poetry with Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Puerto Rican and Afro-Latino Salsa with Lulada Club

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Customized Training Grant Program

The Customized Training program provides federally funded grants to help NYC-based businesses train and retain their employees. This competitive, reimbursable training grant is available for businesses that are for-profit, operating for at least one year, and able to pay for training upfront. Customized Training grants offer financial support to make training your staff more affordable. The right trainings can help your bottom line, reduce employee turnover, improve morale, promote an efficient and productive workforce, and increase your competitiveness in the marketplace.

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New York City Primary Election (6/27/23)

  • 6/17 - Voter Registration Deadline
  • 6/26 - Absentee ballot request deadline (in person)
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