In 2017, Make Music Day was celebrated in 21 locations all over Ossining and Briarcliff. From hair salons to coffee shops, from yoga studios to local parks, there was music everywhere. We enjoyed performances of guitar and vocals, upright bass and guitar, fiddle and more. There was so much enthusiasm from the local store owners and all the musicians who were excited to particpate. We look forward to expanding this fun holiday and continuing to spread music all over the community.
Over three decades ago in France, an amazing holiday was born. Fete de la Musique was created to celebrate music. Music was to be played all over the city of Paris, outdoors at no charge. Today, Fete de la Musique, now also known as Make Music Day, is celebrated in over 700 towns,villages, and cities worldwide. Ossining and Briarcliff have joined the musical community and are now part of the fun. Beginning in 2015, Mike Risko Music began coordinating Make Music Ossining-Briarcliff. Ossining and Briarcliff are the first communities in Westchester County to be a part of the Make Music celebration. We are also among just a few small towns/villages since many celebrations take place in large cities like New York.
The yearly event always takes place on June 21 which is the Summer Solstice, or the longest day of the year. It features live music all around the community. These pop up mini concerts of different genres with many different artists, offer the community free live music on a beautiful summer day. It is also a gret oppotunity to tour the community. Because we believe that music should be celebrated all year, Ossining-Briarcliff also does a smaller celebration of music on the Winter Solstice, December 21-the shortest day of the year.
Mike Risko Music is always looking for musicians and venues to be a part of these celebrations. We work with local businesses and community hot spots to host the musicians. Each business or location can also provide us with fun activities to go with the musical acts. Once all the venues and musicians are secured for each event, you can pick up a map and a schedule of the musical events that will take place in Ossining and Briarcliff and/or you can visit this page or our Facebook page. If you are a venue or a musician looking for more information on this event, please contact us using the feedback form below. Please check back to this page frequently for updates or click on the picture to see the official Make Music Day website.
Click on the picture to visit the office Make Music Day Website!
Steve Goodstein, chiropractor and musician, performed by the Gyro Uno Food Truck in Briarcliff for Make Music Day Summer 2016
Jules and Jake performed in front of Village Hall on Make Music Day 2016.
Adam Love performed at Mike Risko Music on Make Music Day 2016
Marcus Roman performed at Wobble Cafe on Make Music Day 2016.
Mike and Miriam Risko performed live music for a Spin Class at Club Fit Briarcliff on Make Music Day 2016
Robert Stava performed at Six Degrees of Separation Brewery on Make Music Day. Phil Dollard, another Make Music Day musician, came by to hear him play.
Christina Picciano of All My Friends, performed for Make Music Day Summer and Winter 2016. Both times she played at the Boathouse Restaurant in Ossining.
Joe Adami also performed for both Summer and Winter. Here he is at Basta in Ossining.
Phil Dollard performed at the Ossining Public Library on Make Music Day.