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  • Grand Central Partnership Announces First Ever Summer Solstice Music Festival On June 21

    Published on June 12, 2018

    NEW YORK :Grand Central Partnership has announced the first ever Summer Solstice Music Festival on Thursday, June 21st from 4-8pm. The event is billed as the perfect way to welcome the summer season with live musical performances on the plazas along Park Avenue from 39th to 52nd Streets.

    “I am pleased that so many stakeholders along Park Avenue have joined me in opening our plazas for this celebration of the start of the summer season,” said Peter S. Kalikow, President of H.J. Kalikow & Company, LLCand Chair of the Board of the Grand Central Partnership. “We hope that it marks the first of many Summer Solstice Music Festivals in the Greater East Midtown community.”

    Nine different musical acts, varying from classical to jazz; from hits of the 60’s/70’s/80’s to funky Latin soul, will play throughout the evening on the Park Avenue plazas. A full list is below and online at http://www.grandcentralpartnership.nyc/things-to-do-features/summer-solstice-music-festival-june-21st.

    • 90 Park Avenue, between 39th and 40th Streets
      Duane Eubanks Quintet (Trumpet-led Contemporary Jazz)
    • 101 Park Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets
      JJ’s Funky Groove (60’s, 70’s & 80’s hits)
    • Pershing Square Plaza East, Park Avenue at 42nd Street
      Morgan Treni & The Landscapes (Original soft rock & covers)
    • 230 Park Avenue at 46th Street
      Zaccai Curtis Trio (Latin Jazz)
    • 245 Park Avenue, between 46th and 47th Streets
      Fulaso (Funky Latin Soul)
    • 280 Park Avenue, between 48th and 49th Streets
      Eric Person Trio (Trumpet-led Contemporary Jazz)
    • 299 Park Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets
      A Latin Movement (Latin Salsa)
    • St. Bart’s, 325 Park Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets
      Bryan Carrott Trio (Vibraphone-led Contemporary Jazz)
    • 345 Park Avenue, between 51st and 52nd Streets
      4-6 pm – Liz Leimkuhler & Friends (Show Tunes & Jazz)
      6-8 pm – Beyond Fab: Beatles Tribute (Beatles Tribute Band)

    “It is very exciting to be a part of the creation of the first Summer Solstice Music Festival, which will bring a little bit of Paris to the streets of New York,” said Bill Rudin, CEO of Rudin Management Company. “Our mission was to recreate the Fête de la Musique, a free public festival celebrating the summer solstice with music and the arts, right here in New York City. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with the Grand Central Partnership and other local property owners to host this exciting line-up of performances for the entire community to enjoy.”

    “Thanks to the overwhelming support of our Park Avenue stakeholders, Grand Central Partnership is proud to launch this first-ever Summer Solstice Music Festival,” said Fred Cerullo, President & CEO of Grand Central Partnership. “We hope that the energy and excitement generated by this event will make it an experience for all those who live, work, play and visit our Greater East Midtown neighborhood to enjoy, on the longest day of the year- year after year!”