More than 20 free concerts coming to Sunnyside on first day of summer


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com |

Photo Courtesy of Sunnyside Shines
Photo Courtesy of Sunnyside Shines

Roberto Buscarsi performed at last year's Make Music NY in Sunnyside.

JANAE HUNTER

The streets of Sunnyside will be the place to be this Saturday, as an array of musicians will play a variety of music genres in front of local businesses.

Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID), Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars, and The Skillman Project have signed up several businesses in the area to host free concerts on June 21, as a part of the Make Music New York festival.

The festival, which is the largest outdoor music festival in New York City, features over 1,000 free concerts every year on the first day of summer.

“Neighborhood-wide events like Make Music New York are great for Sunnyside and we are excited to be a part of it this year.” said Liz Taylor, manager of Bliss Street Station on Greenpoint Avenue and, member of the BID and Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars. “It provides free outdoor entertainment throughout the day and introduces the people who live and work here, as well as those visiting for the weekend, to new and different kinds of music.”

This year, 23 performances are scheduled throughout the neighborhood, including at Bar 43 on 43rd Street, Bliss Street Station, Quiant on Skillman Avenue, and the Queens Library at Sunnyside on Greenpoint Avenue.

“Make Music New York is a great opportunity for the library to utilize our outdoor space to engage the community.” said Joe Schiavone, the manager of the Queens Library at Sunnyside. “We’re very excited to be bringing music to the neighborhood.

For a complete list of performances, times and locations, click here

 

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