Bang on a Can Marathon and Make Music New York for Father’s Day

June 19, 2015 4:00 PM

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Bang on a Can Marathon and Make Music New York for Father’s Day

Ties? Socks? Forget the tired old Father’s Day staples and celebrate Dad with music this year. It’s never been easier (or cheaper): Sunday brings both the Bang on a Can Marathon to the newly spiffy Brookfield Place (now featuring one of the city’s best food courts) and a swarm of more than 1,000 live performances across town as part of Make Music New York. Yes, all free.

The marathon runs from noon into the night. A highlight promises to be the afternoon set by the Bang on a Can All-Stars with music by this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe as well as Anna Clyne, Todd Reynolds and Johann Johannsson. Rock star dads can bring their own guitars to Union Square f...

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