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Block Party, Dance Performances, and More Heading to Long Island City For One Day This Summer

A 2007 Make Music New York performance on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. (Photo: Jonny Leather via MMNY)

June 7, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Long Island City will be the site of several musical and dance performances for one long day this summer as part of a citywide celebration of music.

The free events, organized by the non-profit Make Music New York, are held in the five boroughs every year on June 21, marking the summer solstice and longest day of the year. For its 12th year, the non-profit has organized over 400 events featuring more than 5,000 musicians and artists.

Six events have been planned in Long Island City this year at art centers, book stores, public streets, bars, and more.

The neighborhood’s first event will be a 3:30 p.m. pop and indie-rock performance at AlterWork Studios, located at 30-09 35th Ave., followed by music from a punk and electronic artist wrapping up at 5:30 p.m.

At Book Culture LIC, musicians will showcase a track made with live ambient sounds from city neighborhoods for a 4 p.m. performance.

The largest event will be the near four-hour block party on Dutch Kills Street at the intersection of Jackson Avenue, directly under the Queensboro Bridge ramp. The block party begins at 5:30 p.m., and features three musical acts ranging from hip-hop to funk, jazz, and Latin. Food and beverages will also be available at this event.

Other events in the area include dance and music performances at Socrates Sculpture Park beginning at 6:15 p.m.

For a full list of events in Long Island City and around other boroughs, visit Make Music New York online.

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JAMES EDSTROM

Why is someone always looking like they are me. I use my full name, I want the powers that be to know I am after them! lol

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Tim

“The neighborhood’s first event will be a 3:30 p.m. pop and indie-rock performance at AlterWork Studios, located at 30-09 35th Ave., followed by music from a punk and electronic artist wrapping up at 5:30 p.m.” Who are the artists? Or is it a surprise?

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James E

These people show up in our park and act like it is theres. They leave the trash and beer bottles and litter behind. They get paid the big bucks to ‘perform’ and we are left holding the leakage of sewage that spews from these events. No more events in our park. We won’t be held captive any longer.

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brooklynmc

Most people do leave their trash behind. Do you take your trash with you? These people are definitely NOT getting paid the big bucks playing at the LIC block party. I have never held any leaking sewer and I have lived here for 5 years. More events please!

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