Is that live opera in Fort Greene Park? Yep, and it’s part of the Make Music New York fest on Sunday, a genius idea: 875 concerts across all , by pretty much anyone who wants to join in, from high-school bands to jazz piano legend Randy Weston. And when they say the world is their stage, they mean it—acts are performing on sidewalks, stoops, gardens and maybe even your fire escape. If you come across a band of 40 accordion players at J.J. Byrne Park at 5, it’s just one of the “mass appeal” events, in which large groups of the same instrument are coming together and playing in unison. (Brooklyn gets the aforementioned accordian players and one of the more esoteric groupings: an Umm Kulthum singalong, meeting at Rashid Music Sales, 155 Court St., at 1 p.m.) For other play-alongs and information on how to join, click here. (A few of our favorite directions: “inquire about the accordian forest,” “walk over with your , toy versions welcome”, and “bring your bagpipe, no uniform required.”) You don’t have to be an instrumentalist to perform; there’s a mass appeal in Soho done entirely by banging your hands against buildings.
Few things could alleviate the stress of the coming election, save for maybe an acupuncture session or a Hallo-weekend binge drink. This video, however, manages to do some meaningful damage control on your politically-wrung psyche, while giving you an entirely different reason to scream. Written by Bill Kirstein and Ginny Leise (a comedy gem, btw) and starring […]
It turns New Yorkers are willing to put up with a lot of negativity and cynicism in our city, except when it comes to bodega cats. If you mess with bodega cats, those lovable, mouse-chasing, not-exactly-legal mascots of bodegas citywide, the internet will come after you, and hard. So since we ran this story yesterday about someone taking […]
We know it’s hard to believe, but life will go on after the 2016 general election is over. Regardless of who wins (no Trumpies no Trumpies) you’ll have a life to get back to, an apartment to pay rent on and a job that’ll help you do it! Unless, that is, you don’t have a job. […]