Music Plays on in Lower Manhattan as Part of Annual Make Music New York Celebration

Music Plays on in Lower Manhattan as Part of Annual Make Music New York Celebration

The Alliance for Downtown New York is keeping the music playing again this summer in Lower Manhattan with the return of its very own public piano. The piano, located at the expanded pedestrian space in front of 25 Broad Street, will make its debut on the first day of summer as part of the annual Make Music New York (MMNY) celebration.

Now in its sixth year, Make Music New York is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st. MMNY takes place simultaneously with similar festivities in more than 460 cities around the world — a global celebration of music making.

On Thursday, June 21st from 11 AM to 2 PM, Classical Revolution NYC, a chamber music ensemble, will perform at the Downtown Alliance piano as part of MMNY day.

“For two summers now, the Downtown Alliance piano on Broad Street given thousands of workers, residents and visitors from around the world a chance to tickle the ivories,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance. “We are excited to keep the music playing in Lower Manhattan with our very own public piano. Thank you to the Department of Transportation and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events for helping us to make this program possible.”

The Downtown Alliance’s upright piano will be available through the summer, on weekdays through September 21st from 10 AM to 4 PM.

To keep the piano in tune during extreme weather conditions – the Downtown Alliance installed a keyboard into a rehabilitated piano frame.