Plant Based Community Health Day

MOMENT NYC is proud to support Artists Athletes Activists’ Plant Based Community Health Day event on Attorney Street between Delancey and Rivington in the Lower East Side this coming Sunday, September 12th. We will be providing live Salsa music in partnership with The Salsa Project and with support from the James Gallery.

MOMENT NYC L.E.S. Community Music Fest

Considering all the pros and cons we will move the event to nublu. 151 Ave C (between 9th & 10th Streets)

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND UPDATE ANY INVITES AND PROMO THAT WENT OUT!!! THANK YOU!!

THIS IS STILL A FREE EVENT

IT”S STILL GOING TO BE GREAT!!!!!
SEE YOU TOMORROW!!

This is a free show Friday, July 9th, 3-7pm

The MOMENT NYC L.E.S. Community Music Festival – Celebrating LES music diversity – Friday, July 9th, 3-7pm. Presented by MOMENT NYC, sponsored by the Local 802 AFM Musicians Performance Trust Fund, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and in support of Music Workers Alliance (MWA), and the East River Park Action to Save the Park!

MOMENT NYC – the Museum of Music & Entertainment in New York City, is celebrating Lower East Side music diversity at the East River Amphitheater Friday, July 9th with local musicians of all ages who have been part of the downtown music scene, in some cases for multiple decades. The Lower East has been home to diverse music since the Black and Tans and dives of the 1800s, where transgender and racially mixed underground music, dance, and drinking paved the way for a century of artists and scenes that followed. MOMENT NYC’s mission is to preserve NYC independent and underground music diversity. For over a hundred years New York City has been a breeding ground for new music and a mecca for musicians worldwide, but in recent years it seems more a place for rich investors and has become increasingly inhospitable to the underground and independent artists that helped create new music scenes that changed the world, such as: stride, swing, bebop, cool, free jazz, fusion, mambo, boogaloo, salsa, do wop, disco, house, folk, minimalism, punk, new wave, and hip hop. While the Lower East Side was not the point where all this music originated, the LES has always held an especially important place in the art and music world where anything was possible and all was tried. The true innovations in NYC music mostly occurred in non-institutional, diverse, small underground communities. This event will celebrate that aesthetic and history. With Grammy-nominated NYC Groove Collective as the core band, this event will feature players who have lived and performed in the area over many years — musicians who have worked with people such as Celia Cruz, Tupac Shakur, the Sugar Hill Gang, D’angelo, The Jazz Passengers, The Lounge Lizards, Brooklyn Gypsies, Lee Scratch Perry, Subatomic Sound System, Curtis Mayfield, John Zorn, The Skatalites, Pharaoh Sanders, and many others. This event is being presented by MOMENT NYC whose mission is to preserve NYC independent and underground music diversity. MOMENT NYC has been providing NYC music history to students in the Lower East Side, Brooklyn, and the Bronx and has presented events in spaces like the NY Library for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, University of Virginia, and in NYC public gardens and DIY spaces with programs and events that focus on local music history and important figures who deserve greater recognition, like Gil Evans and David Mancuso. The Lower East Side has struggled to get its fair share of resources, one of New York City’s first neighborhoods, it became the infamous Five Points where violence, indulgence, and debauchery kept many away, and for periods it has been left to survive on its own with inconsistent assistance from the city, and survive it did! Lower East Side resilience comes from its undeniable grit and the tenacity of a will to continue outside the boundaries of “normal” society. Even gentrification has been unable to fully convert this area and in some cases interlopers, as they assimilate, have found themselves de-gentrified.

There has been news of preserving the Amphitheater and the Ecology Center which have been important parts of the community for decades. However, as the entire park will be raised, it is hard to imagine they will not have to be completely rebuilt. After years of planning a coastal resiliency project designed to protect the Lower East Side, many have been disillusioned by a process that left community voices out. Some demands have been met, but only after the plans and good faith of 4 years work, with the local residents, was unilaterally and secretly scrapped. Many protests were held but the plans are now in motion to completely rebuild East River Park. The last time the East River Park was renovated, work that was estimated to take 3 years, left the park closed for 10 years.

Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival II Sunday 6/20/21 1pm – 7pm

Another day of free outdoor music in the streets of Brooklyn

The Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival part II is giving us another chance to enjoy live music again, and as of June 15th, with less safety restrictions than we have had for over a year. We are expecting beautiful weather and hope to see you this Sunday!!

This past year has raised deep existential questions for all of us. Right now our music communities are more important than ever. Playing music together is a foundational, unifying tool of humanity that brings us the meaning-filled, and purely abstract connection we all need more of. Music literally synchronizes us. It is one of the strongest unifying tools we have as humans. It does it through radio, on the internet, through recordings. But its ability to physically synchronize us in space together as a group is its most powerful form. And this is what we have really been missing over the past year.

Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival II
Sunday 6/20/21  1pm – 7pm

performances by the Ibeam and MOMENT NYC communities: Steven Bernstein’s Millenial Teritory Orchestra / Bryan Drye’s Lunar Quintet/ Jeff Davis Band / Groove Collective and guests.

7th St between 2nd & 3rd Aves, Brooklyn, NY 11215

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, music can express what words cannot – between and beyond our animal instinct and intellect. We know music is more than entertainment, that it is not just a luxury. We also know that it is work. Work that has immense value beyond streaming services, and corporate profits. Yet, how independent musicians can survive in NYC is becoming less obvious. These questions and ideas are at the core of MOMENT NYC’s mission.

A Melting Pot Mix for PS110’s Lower Eats Side Cookbook – Pair with your favorite recipe!

Music flavors from New York’s Melting Pot and from around the globe.

For the past five years, PS110 in the Lower East Side has hosted the Lower Eats Side community fundraiser, an international food festival where families serve the culinary delights of their cultures to raise funds for student enrichment programs. It has always been a family-friendly, fun day, of food and music from around the world. Few places in the world and even within NYC are as diverse as the LES. This year the event is being presented as a cookbook and a live Zoom event. MOMENT NYC is happy to add this little music mix as an accompaniment to the PS110 Family Cookbook and an extension of the in-person festivities that will be missed this year. We hope you enjoy it!

Please make a donation to the PS110 PTA fund for student enrichment programs if you can at: https://ps110.org/donate

Visit this Mixcloud link for playlist information:

ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Fest

MOMENT NYC is co-hosting another pop-up outdoor music festival with the nonprofit community music space, ShapeShifter, in Brooklyn, Sunday, May 23rd.

We hope you’ll join us for this NYC Open Culture live music event from noon – 7pm on Whitwell Pl between Carroll & 1st St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Music literally synchronizes us. It is one of the strongest unifying tools we have as humans. It does it through radio, on the internet, through recordings. But its ability to physically synchronize us in space together as a group is its most powerful form. And this is what we have really been missing over the past year.

The ShapeShifter+ / MOMENT NYC Community Music Fest is giving us another chance to experience live music with a live audience, something that has been rare for most of us over the past year. In a continuously shifting “new normal”, we are all coming outside again for beautiful New York weather while still facing new existential questions.

12:20pm – Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats – Bam Bam Rodriguez’s Group
1:00pm – Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats – Jim Seeley’s Group
1:45pm – Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats – Zack O’Farrill Group (Big Band)
2:30pm – Bev Grant 
3:15pm – Friends of Groove Collective
4:30pm – Take Off Collective
5:15pm – Gilberto & Friends
6:10pm – Finale and Performance Jam

MOMENT NYC is dedicated to the preservation of music diversity in New York City. We present this history and its present form at events and schools, with local artists and small music communities of all genres around the city. In addition, we support Music Workers Alliance and others, fighting for independent music worker issues.

Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival

MOMENT NYC is co-hosting a pop-up outdoor music festival with the community music space, IBeam, in Brooklyn, Sunday, May 2nd. Join us for live music from 1-6 pm.

This safe distanced event is part of the NYC Open Culture program on 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Aves, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Music literally synchronizes us. It is one of the strongest unifying tools we have as humans. It does it through radio, on the internet, through recordings. But its ability to physically synchronize us in space together as a group is its most powerful form. And this is what we have really been missing over the past year.

The Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival is the first chance many of us will have to play together in person with a live audience in over a year. Slowly and cautiously, in a continuously shifting “new normal”, we are all coming outside again for beautiful New York weather while facing truly existential questions.

Ibeam / MOMENT NYC Community Music Festival
Sunday 5/2/21 Open Culture
1 pm – 6 pm performances by the Ibeam and MOMENT NYC Communities: Adam Lane / Jeff Pearring / Jeff Davis / Jonathan Goldberger / Brian Drye / Eva Novoa / Matt Pavolka / Vinnie Sperrazza / Sebastian Ammann / Jay Rodriguez / Genji Siraisi / Yayoi Ikawa / Adam Chilenski / Willie Bruno and guests.

MOMENT NYC is dedicated to the preservation of music diversity in New York City. We present this history and its present form at events and schools, with local artists and small music communities of all genres around the city. In addition, we support Music Workers Alliance and others, fighting for independent music worker issues.