There is nothing quite like stepping off a subway train in one of your favorite areas of the city and hearing a live show going on. Monday morning restored my faith in New York City, just two days after a devastating blow to my Honda. As I got off the 6 train in Astor Place, all I could hear was a fun, loud, and talented band playing across from the cube that sits in the middle of Astor Place. I thought to myself, "Wow I just stumbled upon something fantastic." And it was, not only because it was right there in front of me, but because it was part of an all day event called: Make Music New York. The event takes place each year now on June 21st in order to celebrate the longest day of sunshine as well as the first day of summer.
The music and the people performing reminded me of just why I was in New York City--for opportunities, something that I had forgotten somewhere in my rides to and from the city recently. Some days I'd question why I was still in New York City at all....and days like this one, where there was free music and opportunities to meet new people were perfect answers.
Here is the Joe Iconis band: