MOMENT is the past, present and future of music as seen through the unique lens of New York City. A collective archive and living museum of music, dedicated to the history of cultural diversity in NYC.

We strive to cultivate and preserve the musical communities and cultures of New York, specifically looking at how they creatively intersect through time, technology, and technique — bringing music history to schools, advocating for musicians rights and local music business, and creating work for local musicians. To that end MOMENT is creating the virtual, and physical, Museum of Music & Entertainment in New York City — a community center for all of New York’s musical communities.

Our education program brings this rich history of music to schools throughout the City in the form of presentations, performances and events, to preserve this history and inspire future generations. Beyond a unified look at New York’s diverse music history, MOMENT speaks to the significance of music to us as humans and how it has changed through time, industry, and technological advances.  From the Lenape Indians to Tin Pan Ally, be bop and Broadway; from salsa and punk rock to hip hop and opera; from the Brill Building, the Apollo and Carnegie Hall to folk music, minimalism, doo wop, boogaloo and disco New York City has a soundtrack like no other city. You can learn more about our visiting music program for schools at: www.moment.nyc

MOMENT is a chartered museum through the State of New York and is a nonprofit 501c3 tax exempt organization. To find out more about what we do and learn how you can be involved please contact us. MOMENT, is a museum of, for and by the people of NYC and all input is welcome. With musicians, music industry veterans, arts organizations, businesses and community leaders we are building a coalition that is the foundation of MOMENT, making it a truly New York institution. Our programs have received funding , in part, from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Citizens Committee for New York City and The Musicians Performance Trust Fund, through the American Federation of Musicians and the musicians union Local 802. We hope that you will join us.

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Genji Peter Siraisi – (Director)
Alex Moulton – (Director of Marketing)
Emily Wakeling – (Director of Development)
Simone Guliani – (Director of Programs)
Liza Vadnai


Gary Katz – music industry veteran, record producer, Steely Dan

Maurice Bernstein – CEO Founder Giant Step,

Nicky Siano – DJ, Studio 54, Paradise Garage

Olympia Kazi – NYC Artists Coalition, former Director Van Allen Institute, Institute of Urban Design

Alice Arnold – A2Studios, Film maker, photographer, educator, Fulbright Scholar

Steven Blush – American Hardcore, Lost Rockers, New York Rock

Alcina Cortez – Objects Of Sound, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences – New University of Lisbon, MOMENT Director of Research & Developement

Noel Lobely – Ethnomusicologist, University of Virginia, Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford

Chris Theberge – CEO Musicworks

Scott Kushner – CEO/Executive Producer MediaPlace

Marissa Siraisi – Product Manager Simon & Schuster

Jason Walker – Youtube Partner Product Manager

Julie Covello – (DJ Shakey) Warper Party

Jeannie Hopper (LSL/WBAI)

James Gala (DJ Jazzy Nice)

Erica Lee Young –  Super-Vision / Giant Step

Roberto A. Herrera – PhD, RPA College CUNY

Ben Wigler – City Reliquary Museum


Mindy Cooper – Broadway Performer, Director, Choreographer,  Dancer and Actor

Steve “Steinski” Stein – Producer, Artist

Bob Brockman – Grammy Awarded Producer

Yuka Honda – Cibo Mato, producer, composer, musician

Roy Nathanson – Jazz Passengers, Lounge Lizards

Hans Tammen – Harvestworks, Endangered Guitar, Third Eye Orchestra

Jen Castro – former El Museo del Barrio Artist Educator and Educational Coordinator

Jasmin Jodry –  MOTO TV

DJ Nickodemus – Turntables on the Hudson, Wonderwheel Recordings founder – Advisory Board?

Brad Craig – Producer, musician, Chuck D, ESPN, ESPY Awards, O’Jays, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Busta Rhymes, MC Lyte, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Theater Wing Foundation,

Barry Heyman – Attorney Heylaw, Institute of Audio Research

Nancy Siraisi – retired Professor of History, Hunter College

Steve Shiffman –  Singer/songwriter, independent artist

Bennet Miller – Independent musician, Music Educator

Julian Velard – Singer/songwriter, independent artist

Sonya Manalili – Music Supervisor Eyeball

Mark Gartenberg – MG Limited

Eric Beall – Vice President of A&R at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co , A&R executive Zomba Music and Sony ATV

Jay Rodriguez – Tito Puente, Celia Cruz

Fima Ephrom – Independent musician

Richard Worth –

 Moment NYC (EIN #38-3943443) is a non-profit organization exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code and chartered as a NY state museum.

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