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Make Music Winter is back on Saturday, December 21

The third annual winter version of Make Music New York, the one-day event that fills city streets with music, launches 12 musical parades on December 21.

Make Music Winter 2012 in Times Square

Make Music Winter 2012 in Times Square Lovis Dengler Ostenrik/Times Square Arts

Twice a year, on the summer and winter solstices, Make Music New York turns city streets into mini concert halls with happenings that invite New Yorkers big and small into the music-making fold. This year's Make Music Winter, launced in 2011 and originally inspired by Phil Kline's annual boom box procession in the Village, has organized 12 musical parades in NYC from 10am to 10pm on Saturday, December 21. The Gaits, a "soundwalk" along the High Line, begins at 5pm at the base of the Gansevoort stairs; the bicycle procession Blink: Merche Blasco sets out from Grand Army Plaza at 4:30pm; and Phil Kline himself will lead a boom box walk that starts in front of BAM at 4pm. Just check the website for details on all 12 musical walks, including what to bring (or not to bring), bundle up the kids and help bring music to the city.

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