On June 21 from 1 pm–7:30 pm, join us in our Gallery to celebrate Make Music New York. In celebration of the longest day of the year, Bard Graduate Center will again open our doors to Make Music New York hosting an afternoon of music from all styles and genres. The event is free and offers plenty of seating in the Gallery. Visitors may also enjoy free admission to our spring Focus Project exhibitions and are invited browse our selection of publications in the store.

Our neighbor, Joe Coffee, will provide delicious and complimentary ice coffee all day long!

Here is the full schedule of events:

Spellbound Strings 1–2 pm
Spellbound Strings present fun, elegant, and eclectic string chamber renditions of music from animation, film-score, pop, and classical genres.

Luna Skye presents solo act, “The Wandering Cellist” 2:30–3:30 pm
Skye’s music fuses her classical training with her love of heavy metal, fantasy, film, and folk music, building layers of cello on top of each other.

Ensemble 365 3:30–4 pm
Ensemble 365 presents themed concerts that combine new and standard chamber and solo repertoire. Featuring soprano Sara Paar, flutist Alice Jones, violinist Karen Rostron, and pianist Mirna Lekic.

Art Song Preservation Society (ASPS) 5:30–6:30 pm
ASPS is dedicated to preserving, revitalizing, and promoting the art song repertoire and the art song recital. What Is Art Song? An art song is a music composition for voice and instrumental accompaniment. The text of these songs is derived from poetry resulting in the unification of two art forms: the poetic text and music. ASPS features pianist, Markus Kaitila, and a variety of singers located in New York City.

The Uptown Sound Vocal Jazz Ensemble 6:30–7:30 pm
Singing the old standards, swing, blues, broadway, 12 voices, 4-8 part acappella jazz arrangements, The Uptown Sound features a variety of singers from around the Upper West Side.