Make Music Harlem 2015 was made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund,

supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

 Our second annual Make Music Harlem 2016 (Part of Make Music New York) was presented  in partnership with our long-time friends  Billie's Black (new name B2). The event also  doubled as Billie's Black's 10th anniversary.
This big community fair was presented as a block party with a four-hour music marathon, featuring La Banda RamirezShoutHouseBonnie BowersJohari Mayfield, Jennifer Rae, and our first ever Paracademia Junior Collective joined by the DREAM TEAM Dance collective. Live paining was created by Daaz Daaz.

'brilliantly successful make music harlem, transforming 119th street and bringing life and healing to all ages through her music and creativity'

Lara Land, owner of Land Yoga and Harlem resident

  Music, performances and art by Max Pollak, S.I.P. & Di.J. Noizepunk, Polina Bakhtina,  Ella, Daisy Mason, Milica Paranosic, Robert Brashear and Home Away Band, Johari Mayfield, Apparition Muzik, Letecki Pekinezeri,Gorazd Poposki, Taikoza and others. Mensur Bojda on-site painting

Make Music Harlem 2017 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council,  and by the support from TD Bank.

Other event sponsors and supporters include: Make Music New York, Gallery MC, Paracademia LLC, B2Harlem and La Diagonal Restaurants and Materials for the Arts. Paracademia is a presenting partner of Composers Now.

Photos from Make Music Harlem 2015 in Morningside Park

Make Music Harlem 2018 Media

video by DJ Mario

Make Music Harlem Sponsors and Partners

Fourth Annual concert, community festival, and block party
Make Music Harlem June 21st, 2018 4 - 8 pm, West 119th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue.
4 PM - Paracademia Juniors and Associates  - Ziming Shang, Mi Li Chang, Apparition Muzik, Richard Rodkin

5 PM - Traditional Vocal Group ROSA 

6 PM - Rumba Tap 

6:45 PM - Rich-P

7;15 PM - La Banda Ramirez
also featuring the revolutionary U-Gruve -INTERACTIVE SOUNDTRACK FOR PUBLIC SPACES-
with music created for the very block hosting the party.
this is a free event, but support is needed and welcome. free tickets are available at
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The event was broadcast live by the Upper West Side Radio.

footage by our audeince

Make Music Harlem 2016 was a huge success. Enjoy the video by DJMario and Photos by MProjekts.

Thank you who all who participated, all the sponsors, our presenting partners and our wonderful audience.

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Make Music Harlem 2017 Media

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