Sunday service (12-5 pm) is now back at all YPL locations!
Crestwood Library open for contact-free pickup service only through Friday, September 17th.
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Make Music Yonkers

Join the Yonkers Celebration of Music on June 21!

For the first time ever Yonkers will join over 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world as we throw the citywide music celebrations on Monday, June 21.

Anyone and everyone is invited to join and play music, or host performances. We want to make music with you!

 

Make Music and Storytime with Mr. Ralph | Riverfront Library, 11:00 A.M.
Location: Small People’s Place (2nd Floor, Riverfront Library)
Make music during Storytime with Children Librarian Mr. Ralph! Mr. Ralph will read a story, and then lead kids in playing rhythmic musical instruments. Space is limited. REGISTER HERE.  

Carla and Keyes | Riverfront Library, 11:30 A.M  
Location: Small People’s Place (2nd Floor, Riverfront Library)
Carla and Keyes, the dynamic duo, will be live at the Riverfront Library performing a medley of songs and reading stories to kids. Meet us in the Small People’s Place for Make Music Day! Then participate in a community collaboration where you can create music of your own! Families & Children Welcome.  Limited supply of harmonicas and percussion will be given away on a first come first served basis.    BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument if you like!  

Rivertown String Quartet | Riverfront Library, 3:30 P.M. 
Location: Riverfront Library Atrium
Celebrate Make Music Day with the Rivertown String Quartet! Heather Vogel and Lisa Wolfe (violins), and Elizabeth Nilsen-Baumwoll (viola), and Amy Camus (cello).  The Rivertown String Quartet brings music to all generations of the community in the spirit of legendary cellist, Pablo Casals, who said: “My first obligation is to the welfare of my fellow man. I will endeavour to meet this obligation through music, since it transcends language, politics and national boundaries.”   

The Sarah Jane Cion Group | Riverfront Library, 5:00 P.M.
Location: Van Der Donck Park (Rain Location: Riverfront Library Atrium)
Join the Sarah Jane Cion group for an afternoon of standards, blues, and more! Featuring award-winning jazz pianist Sarah Jane Cion, Audrey Welber (saxophone), Simon Wilson (bass), and Mike Camacho (drums).  

Sing the Blues with MJ Territo | Riverfront Library, 6:00 P.M.
Location: Van Der Donck Park (Rain Location: Riverfront Library Atrium)
Join Jazz vocalist, lyricist, and music educator MJ Territo to hear and sing your favorite standards and… the blues! Her acclaimed educational programs have taught hundreds throughout Westchester to fully enjoy this great American music. 

Members of Grammy-nominated GROOVE COLLECTIVE | Riverfront Library, 7:00 P.M.
Location: Van Der Donck Park (Rain Location: Riverfront Library Atrium)
Come enjoy the sunset in downtown Yonkers to the rhythmic and soulful sounds of the renowned members of grammy-nominated contemporary Jazz Group Groove Collective! Performing live will be founding members Jay Rodriguez (saxophone), Chris Theberge (percussion), Jonathan Maron (bass), and Genji Siraisi (drums).

Grinton I. Will Library Schedule of Performances

All Will Library events will be held at the parking lot level entrance under the Children’s Room overhang, an outdoor space with shade and covering in the event of rain. 

Music with Zev | Grinton I. Will Library, 11:00 A.M.
Jam out with Zev! Songs and fun for ages 1-9. Join Zev in a jam session with harmonicas and percussion. Limited supply of harmonicas and percussion will be given away on a first come, first served basis, and will be used for an interactive music portion of the concert. No registration.
BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument if you like!  

Desy Murphy | Grinton I. Will Library, 2:00 P.M.
Celebrate Music Day with professional guitarist and vocalist Desy Murphy as he performs popular rock, folk and country songs!  

Oh No Stepinac Trio | Grinton I. Will Library, 6:00 P.M.
Yonkers welcomes a band made up of Archbishop Stepinac High School students to play “the music that we like, rock music!”

Crestwood Library Schedule of Performances

Off the Walrus Trio | Crestwood Library, 2:30 P.M. 
Join Martin WallaceRenaud Penant and Daniel Duke for a set of music followed by a short Q&A at the Crestwood Library Courtyard. Then participate in a community collaboration where you can create music of your own! Families, Adults, Teens & Children Welcome.  Limited supply of Harmonicas and percussion will be given away on a first come first served basis.    BYOI – Bring Your Own Instrument if you like!

Virtual Performances to Enjoy from the Office or Home

Concerts in Motion: Classical Music Concert, Zoom, 11:00 A.M. 
Listen along with Friends of Crestwood Library & Crestwood Crew to a classical musical concert. Listen while you work, play, and add music to your day! Co-sponsored in partnership with Friends of Crestwood Library and Concerts in Motion. To join the zoom meeting, go to this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86991640881. Or you can dial in by phone: +1-646-558-8656. Meeting ID is: 869 9164 0881

Concerts in Motion: Memories on Monday, Zoom, 1:00 P.M.
Experience a magical musical interlude to jog your memories of yesteryear with Concerts in Motion, Memory Monday Jams. To join this virtual program, go to this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5270678391. Or you can dial in by phone: +1-646-558-8656. Meeting ID is: 527 067 8391