2011-06-29 / Features

Steinway Street Is A Stage For A Day


Manawi Thorn performing in front of AXE Brazilian Boutique on Steinway Street for the annual Make Music New York festivities. Manawi Thorn performing in front of AXE Brazilian Boutique on Steinway Street for the annual Make Music New York festivities. The summer solstice, or longest day of the year is also the longest single-day music event in the city. On June 21, crowds gathered on Steinway Street to hear music ranging from electronica to folk.

The free music event is part of Make Music New York, a live, free musical celebration across the five boroughs that takes place on June 21, the first day of summer, every year. On that day public spaces, such as storefronts and parks, become stages for over 1,000 performances.

As always, Steinway Street was bustling with busy shoppers, only this time they had music to listen to as they shopped.

The band Manawi Thorn performed in front of AXE Brazilian Boutique, 28-33 Steinway St. The rock band from Brooklyn handed out free CDs to the crowd that formed to hear them play. Whisperado, a roots-rock and Americana band strummed their guitars in front of Clear Wireless, 30-29 Steinway St. Ferrari Driving School set the stage for Kris Keyser, a DJ who is known for mixing his music with a pair of Nintendo Game Boys.

Make Music New York takes place simultaneously with similar events in more than 400 cities around the world. For more information on Make Music New York and the artists that performed, visit www.makemusicny.com—Amra Radoncic

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