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Musicians perform during Make Music New York 2012

On the longest day of the year, musicians will hit the city’s streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas to celebrate music and the arts.

“Make Music New York,” which coincides with national Make Music Day, will bring music directly to the people on June 21. The day of music is completely free to the public.

At the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, singer/songwriter Kevin McWha Steele will begin at noon. At 3:30 p.m., acoustic rock project The Phoenix Within will take the stage, followed by Pink Tacos NYC, a blend of eclectic soul, hip-hop and rock, at 6 p.m.

Forest Parkway Plaza in Woodhaven will feature a four-hour performance from Plastic Soul, a classic rock cover band.

At Ridgewood Veterans Triangle, performances will run from 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and feature artists including dream-folk singer Anneliese McCarthy, indie-rock performer Katelyn Richards and music students and teachers from nearby Glendale music school, Joe Fuoco’s Music Center and Friends.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona will be home to an all-day jazz affair. Jazz performers including Aine Eva Nakamura, Jan Kus and Andrew Kushnir will perform at the museum between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

At Dunningham Triangle in Elmhurst, pop singer/songwriter Gwendolyn Pitz will take the stage with her ukulele at noon.

Astoria’s Sparrow Tavern will feature performances from two local acts. Experimental hip-hop group J.K. Illing will take the stage at 7 p.m., followed by five-piece rock band Dirt River at 8.

In Long Island City, The Local Bar will host a performance from folk, pop and jazz musician Barry Kay.

Over 1,000 free outdoor concerts will take place citywide. For the full list of performances, click here.

Make Music New York is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate the musician in all of us, connect New Yorkers to their communities and with each other and bring bold new artistic creations to life. To learn more, visit their website.

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