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.

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Gil Evans MOMENT at the NYPL for the Performing Arts

IMG_5450MOMENT NYC is extremely excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a panel discussion and listening session on Gil Evans’ life and legacy, with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Please join us Sat Dec 15th from 11am-1pm at the Vincent Astor Gallery of the NYPL for the Performing Arts located at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. (more information here)

We will be celebrating Gil Evans’ work with a panel discussion and listening session covering one of the greatest jazz arrangers of all time. The panel will include biographer Stephanie Crease; Gil Evans’ son, Miles; music and recorded sound librarian, David McMullin; and guests. We will present rare and unreleased material from the Evans’ family archive, highlights from the libraries collection, and listen to some of the upcoming Gil Evans Orchestra release — their first studio recording in 40 years.

Gil Evans was a pioneer and major influence in the New York City jazz scene, and around the world. His work spanned multiple generations and genres, from his early awing arrangements and most well-known work with Miles Davis to his influence in fusion, free jazz, and beyond, his impact on music can still be felt today.

The libraries Vincent Astor Gallery is designated specifically for critical listening. This will be a very special and exclusive event that anyone with an interest in Gil Evans and New York City history should not miss.

This is a free event.

You can register for the event here.

The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis.

Why not listen to a little Gil Evans right now!