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    Posted July 5, 2012 by
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    I caught part of the Make Music New York Festival, a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place every June 21st, the longest day of the year, called the summer solstice. On that day, hundreds of public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City become impromptu stages for over 1,000 free concerts. The photos include DJ Esquire, an instructor at the Scratch Academy on Cooper Square, which hosted an open studio tour during this year's event, and Dende & Band, an Afro-Brazilian percussionist-singing group, that performed at the Joe's Pub Block Party on the intersection of Astor Place & Lafayatte Street.

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