Make Music NY Festival

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[Entertainment: Music]

On Saturday, June 21, 2008, the sound of New York City will be amplified throughout the five boroughs as New Yorkers usher in summer with a highlighted sound track courtesy of the annual Make Music New York festival. 


During this one day mega event public space becomes vibrant musical stages featuring live performances from every musical genre imaginable. 


In honor of this festive occasion Heritage Heights Village, the bustling commercial strip along the Amsterdam Avenue corridor, will unveil its artistic roots.  The recently re-developed area, which features a variety of upgraded streetscape courtesy of New York Main Street, will host its Real Men Health Initiative. This outdoor health fair takes place in the open plaza area at Amsterdam Avenue and 145th street. 


In addition to free health screenings and a wealth of nutritional and health information, the event will include live performances by Carlos Jimenez and his Tropical Latin Jazz Sextet; Artie Simmons and the Jazz Samaritans; Neo Soul recording artist, Fudakochi; and Latin/World, Pop artist, Roland Ruby Orchestra. . 


The Real Men Health Initiative and Make Music New York free concert events take place from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, on the plaza at Amsterdam Avenue and 145th Street, a main gateway of the Amsterdam Avenue corridor. The citywide Make Music New York (MMNY) event was introduced to Heritage by NYC Department of Small Business Services to promote its New York Main Street commercial district. 


Heritage is a private, non-profit service and development agency helping individuals with special needs, particularly those with mental illnesses, take control of their lives and become self-sufficient, functioning and contributing members of the community.  Heritage was incorporated in 1969, and has been providing residential rehabilitation services in West Harlem, Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx since 1980.  Heritage has an annual budget of over $17 million and a staff of over 200 dedicated individuals.



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