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 The People's Forum (TPF) -- 320 West 37th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) New York, NY 10018.
The event begins Friday night on Zoom with a Virtual Round Robin, open to PMN members anywhere in the world (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 place at TPF all day on Saturday (10am to 9pm), featuring participatory workshops and song swaps in the morning and afternoon. Many of these 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.
CONVERGENCE PREVIEW HIGHLIGHTS: Coming soon!
*** 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 will be provided by The People's Forum Cafe. The price of meals is included in registration.
Friday, January 26, 2024
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Pre-Convergence Schmooze [Zoom Only]
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM: Sound Checks for Virtual Round Robin Performers [Zoom Only]
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Virtual Round Robin [Zoom Only] (Requires separate Registration here)
Saturday, January 27, 2024
10:00 AM: Registration Opens – enjoy coffee and browse the sales table
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM: Opening Ceremony
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: First Workshop
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM: Lunch Served by TPF Cafe
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Second Workshop
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM: Networking Break/ Rehearsal Break / Sales Tables
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Collaborative Concert
*** 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Dinner Served by TPF Cafe
9:00 PM: Event Ends
9:30 PM: Everyone must be out of the building
Sunday, January 28, 2024
11:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Third Workshop
2:00 - 3:30 PM: PMN Membership Meeting & Closing
FULL SCHEDULE (For a clearer view - open as a Google Doc)
The People's Forum is easily accessible by train, but there is very little nearby parking and what is available is so expensive that we strongly recommend using the train instead.
Masks are not mandatory, but they are encouraged. We ask that people stay at home if they feel sick or had symptoms within five days. Full refunds are available due to sickness.
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/298542542925122
Instagram: [Link coming soon!]
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.