For media inquiries: Nancy Maron, 914-882-8596
For programming inquiries: Jesse Montero, 914-375-7951
Yonkers, New York. June 1, 2021 -- On June 21, the longest day of the year, the Yonkers Public Library will offer outdoor, free, public music events at each of its three branches as part of Make Music Day 2021.
The YPL will offer a range of events including sing-alongs, a harmonica playing workshop, musical performances, giveaways, and more. The day is not just for professionals, but a way to get anyone who feels like it to participate in some way. In addition to YPL-hosted events, people of all ages and levels of music ability are encouraged to go outside and make music! Events are still being scheduled and the full listing will be available here: makemusicday.org/yonkers/.
In addition to events at Yonkers Public Library branches, Yonkers residents are being invited to create Make Music Day events of their own, whether from their front lawns or at local venues.
“This year, people are especially grateful to be outside and slowly getting back to seeing each other. Making music is a beautiful way to express that,” said Nancy Maron, President of the YPL Board of Trustees and the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.
“During the shutdown, our hundreds of free programs never stopped. We just moved them online,” said Jesse Montero, Library Director. “Now that it’s safer to do so we’re thrilled to get back to hosting outdoor, socially distanced, in-person programs.”
“We are all looking forward to enjoying the many wonderful things Yonkers has to offer this season and this is a great way to start,” said Mayor Spano. “I hope we will hear singing in every neighborhood on June 21!”
To find a Make Music Day Yonkers event to attend on June 21st at Yonkers Public Library or around the City visit listings here: makemusicday.org/yonkers/
Events will be added as they are confirmed.
To add YOUR music-making event to our listings for June 21, enter details via the Make Music website here: https://matching.makemusicday.org/
Musicians seeking a venue and venues open to hosting performances can find each other via the Make Music website, here: https://matching.makemusicday.org/
Make Music Yonkers is being co-sponsored by the Yonkers Public Library and the Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library.
ABOUT MAKE MUSIC DAY
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. https://www.makemusicday.org/
ABOUT THE YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Yonkers Public Library is the largest library in Westchester County and was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. There are currently three branches; Riverfront Library, our main branch, in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city. Our mission is to change lives every day. Our expert, trusted staff help all the people of Yonkers find the information they need, the programs they enjoy, and the reading they love. For more information about the Yonkers Public Library, visit www.ypl.org
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR THE YONKERS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Foundation for the Yonkers Public Library is an independent not-for-profit organization, created in 2017 by the trustees and administrators of YPL as a means to actively support and enrich the programming, spaces, and collections of the Library. The Foundation, through its fundraising efforts, has already funded several key library initiatives including 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Teacher in the Library, and many more.www.foundationforypl.org