Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The 26th annual Unsilent Night returns on Dec. 17

[Photo in Tompkins Square Park via Instagram]

Via the official website:

Composer Phil Kline will lead a massive chorus of boomboxes from the West Village to the East Village in the 26th annual holiday presentation of Unsilent Night. People gather at the arch in Washington Square Park, and less than an hour and mile later, end up in Tompkins Square Park.

Phil Kline will hand out a limited number of vintage boomboxes from his collection — and cassettes and CDs for those who bring their own. The public is strongly encouraged to bring their own boomboxes or sound-blasters, and to pre-download the track. Find out more about how to participate and download the tracks.

Participants will meet at 5:45 p.m. in Washington Square Park ... the approximate end time is 6:45 p.m. in Tompkins Square Park.


Anonymous said...

Just an annoying and selfish thing to annoy people who will be jarred by the noise. Bah humbug!
But I'll take ten of these over santacon!!

Anonymous said...

I jumped into the tide of this event a few years ago as it approached our park and I have to say it was a really pleasant audio experience. Check it out that evening.

laurenctotten said...

My first Christmas living in the neighborhood- definitely joining in on this.