The Dirty Gems take to the streets!One sun one cloudDrummer Jack fighting the heatBoots

E9productions//MMNY Houston Bowery Street-side Show! (Set one), a set on Flickr.

The summer solstice occurs exactly when the axial tilt of a planet’s semi-axis in a given hemisphere is most inclined towards the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt to our star, the Sun, during a solstice is 23° 26’. This happens twice each year, at which times the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky as seen from the North or South Pole respectively. The day on which the summer solstice occurs is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight.

Worldwide, interpretation of the event has varied among cultures, but most have held a recognition of sign of the fertility, involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals or other celebrations around that time

June 21st 2012, MMNY with E9productions have held an event right on the side-walk corner of Houston and Bowery, in front of the iconic mural display.

Curated by Nadeem Ahmed an avid supporter of the Arts and Community work, the following Artists were asked to perform.

Bands:
The Dirty Gems
YGB
Alaska
C. Jourdan

Visual Artists:
Luisa Abballe of New Orleans
Lauren Jobson-Ahmed of Washington Heights, NY

The rest is history. A day to rejoice, to gather, to listen, to smile and celebrate.