Make Music Winter: December 21, 2015

Make Music Winter

Make Music Winter, now in its fifth year, is a free, outdoor musical event each December 21st that turns audiences into music makers. Inspired by Phil Kline’s annual boombox parade Unsilent Night, Make Music Winter transforms New York’s cityscape with a dozen participatory musical parades on the winter solstice.

Parade Schedule


Alpine Echoes
Joan La Barbara

Start W 187th St and Ft Washington Ave, 12pm

End Bennett Park, 1pm

How to Join Show up ready to sing!

Bell By Bell
Tom Peyton

Start DUMBO Archway (Water St & Anchorage Pl), 6:00pm

End Brooklyn Bridge Park at Old Dock Street, 7:30pm

How to Join Just show up with your hands free!

Ravi Kittappa and Karl Larson

Start Athens Square Park, 3:00pm

End Athens Square Park, 4:00pm

How to Join Fill out this form to be assigned to a group; on Dec. 21, bring a sustaining instrument or download the drone files to your phone or playback device.

Flat Foot Flatbush
Nick Horner Family

Start 604 Pacific St (across from Barclays Center), 4:00pm

End Ideya Brooklyn 636 Carlton Ave, 6:30pm

How to Join All are invited to play, sing, and dance -- no experience necessary! To dance, bring tap shoes or an old pair of sneakers and make your own at the workshop. To play, bring your instrument (email Nick by Dec. 18 to receive the music).

The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk
Lainie Fefferman, Jascha Narveson, Cameron Britt & Daniel Iglesia

Start Southern end of the High Line, at the base of the Gansevoort Stairs, 5:00pm. (For elevator access, enter to the left of the stairs.)

End Northern end of the High Line, 6:30pm

How to Join Download the free Gaits application to your phone. Bring a small battery-powered speaker if you have one. Speakers will be available on loan for the first 100 participants.

J.C. King

Start Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave, Ridgewood, 4:30pm

End Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick, 5:30pm

How to Join Bring a kalimba (thumb piano), chimes or hand bells tuned to Db. Kalimbas will be available for the first 25 participants to borrow.

Melrose Parranda
Bronx Music Heritage Center, City Lore

Start Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Cortland Ave, 4:00pm

End Casita Rincón Criollo, Brook Ave and 157th St, 6:00pm

How to Join Come ready to sing, dance, and play!

Parranda: La Trullita Navideña
El Puente & BombaYo

Start El Puente Headquarters, 211 S. 4th Street (Brooklyn), 4:30pm

End El Puente Leadership Center at Independence Houses, 114 Taylor St, 7:30pm

How to Join All are invited to sing, dance and play. Bring your instrument (or your voice) and show up to any of the venues along the way!

Malcolm J. Merriweather

Start West Park Presbyterian Church, 165 W 86th Street, 6:00pm

End Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave, 7:30pm

How to Join Bring a flashlight and print out the sheet music. A limited number of lights and scores will be distributed for those without.

James Holt

Start West side of 5th ave @ 64th st, 4:00pm

End TBA, 5:00pm

How to Join To perform, download the Susync app to your iPhone (sorry, no Android version), and bring it along with a pair of earbuds.

RPM / BLINK / Wheels
P. Spadine, Merche Blasco, Nissim Schaul

Start Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn), 5:30pm

End Grand Army Plaza, 7:00pm

How to Join Bring your bicycle (and a screwdriver to attach your bell)!

Village in Volume
Amy Garapic & Noam Hassenfeld

Start Washington Square Park Fountain, 4:30pm

End SE corner of Washington Square Park, 5:30pm

How to Join All are encouraged to bring some type of object to drum on. Hassenfeld and Garapic will provide drumsticks and a selection of additional objects.