Live concerts are coming to a public plaza under the 7 train this summer. The Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District is inviting musicians and dancers to perform monthly shows in the Bliss Plaza at 46th Street, directly under the 7 train tracks, beginning in June. The shows, called the “Third Thursdays in Bliss Plaza” will take place every third Thursday evening of the month from June to October. The BID is working with local arts group ReCreate QNS to run an open call for artists who want to participate in the series.
In the borough of the Bronx was something similar to “Third Thursday in Bliss Plaza” it’s called “Boogie down Booth,” The pilot booth at the Freeman Street subway station on the 2 and 5 lines, installed this past summer, was always envisioned as a temporary structure but The Bronx Music Heritage Center, part of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, now has plans to install a new one at Southern Boulevard and 174th Street in the first quarter of 2015. It played music for 24 hours a day in an attempt to make the area more hospitable and counteract the cacophony from nearby cars and subway trains.