Make Music New York


Volume 119, No. 8September, 2019

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 21, the first day of summer and longest day of the year. The NYC music celebrations take place simultaneously with similar festivities in over eighty U.S. cities and more than 800 cities around the world – a global celebration of music making.

Local 802 members were featured under a union contract, with support from the Music Performance Trust Fund.

TOP PHOTO: Local 802 jazz rep Todd Weeks (top left), Recording Vice President Andy Schwartz (top right), and Local 802 members (from left) Rolando Morales-Matos, Wilson Torres and Raphael Torn. Their performance was hosted by the Caribbean Cultural Center on 125th Street. (Photo by Walter Karling)

BOTTOM PHOTO: Local 802 member Ann Klein (middle) performing in Union Square with her project Mass Appeal Guitars. (Photo by Petrit Pula via Make Music New York)