June 18, 2013 By Christian Murray
This Friday, there will be plenty of live music on the sidewalks of Sunnyside.
Several musicians will be playing at four outdoor venues throughout the neighborhood. They will be part of the 2013 Make Music New York festival, where there will be over 1,000 free outdoor concerts throughout the 5 boroughs coinciding with the summer solstice.
A wide range of musicians are booked for the following four locations in Sunnyside:
• 40th Street plaza (40th Street and Queens Blvd, under the 7 train)
o 2pm – 4pm: Forbidden Donut (smorgasbord of sounds)
o 7pm – 7:30pm: Roberto Buscarsi (ukulele tunes)
• 46th Street plaza (46th Street and Queens Blvd, under the 7 train)
o 3pm – 4pm: History (gospel, rock & soul)
o 5pm – 6pm: The Occident (acoustic indie rock duo)
o 6:30pm – 7:30pm: Ten and Change (a cappella)
• SSS DVD Video at 47-18 Greenpoint Avenue
o 5pm – 6pm: Mister So and So (eclectic show tunes)
o 6pm – 7pm: Matthew Polashek (funk, jazz)
• Café Marlene at 41-11 49th Street
o 8pm-10pm: “Songs of the Season” various musicians performing individually and collectively in the styles of blues, folk and rock
Bar 43 at 43-06 43rd Street
o Starts outside at 5pm: Music played by John Malone, Bob Sullivan and Taylor Morrison.
At the two plaza locations under the 7 train, Sunnyside Shines will set up tables and chairs to encourage people to sit and listen to music before heading home.
Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District said: “This is going to be a really fun day in Sunnyside. We are excited to bring so many different types of musicians to the neighborhood on one day, and are looking forward to activating our underutilized spaces under the 7 train.”
Café Marlene owner Ana Kitich said: “We normally have an open mic night every Sunday, and this will be an even bigger experience.”