People's Music Network Winter Hybrid Convergence, NYC, Jan. 26-28, 2024
The People's Music Network is hosting a Hybrid Winter Convergence from January 26-28, 2024, taking place both on Zoom and in person in Manhattan at two separate locations (See Directions below).
The event begins Friday night on Zoom with a Hybrid Virtual Round Robin, open to PMN members anywhere in the world or in Person in NYC (Note: to perform in the Virtual Round Robin requires filling out the Registration form #3, noted above). People participating remotely via Zoom may join select workshops taking place in NYC as well as participate in Zoom-only workshops.
The in-person component of the event takes involves participatory workshops and song swaps. Saturday workshops provide an opportunity to develop and/or practice collaborative performance pieces to be presented during the Saturday evening Collaborative Concert. Activities such as the opening ceremony, shared meals for lunch and dinner, a sales table for artists with merch, and built-in networking time are woven into the schedule to help strengthen our community. Zoom-only participants have the chance to participate in networking activities via Zoom that run parallel to the in-person networking activities.
We feel called to devote our musical craft to supporting social movements for justice and liberation. The PMN/NYC Organizing Committee recognizes the urgency of the political moment we're in right now and our program will connect the music of our members with major social justice struggles.
SCHEDULE (For a clearer view - open as a Google Doc)
*** If you wish to opt out of the meal plan for the Convergence for any reason, please contact Ben Grosscup <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the SUBJECT: “Meal Plan Opt-Out”. Adjustments to registration price can be made.
Lunch and dinner on Saturday will be provided by The People's Forum Cafe. The price of meals is included in the Saturday registration. Meals on Friday and Sunday are in addition to the Saturday In-Person Registration.
The Winter Convergence takes place at two locations in Manhattan:
Here is a map of the two locations:
Masks are not mandatory, but we encourage participants to wear them at their own comfort level. We will provide masks to those wanting them. We ask that people stay at home if they feel sick or if they had flu-like symptoms within five days of the event. Full refunds are available due to sickness.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298542542925122
PMN is delighted to partner with The People's Forum, which is hosting the convergence at their beautiful meeting space. TPF is committed to radical political education and using culture as a tool of social transformation.