River Ceremony · Parade · Festival · Earth Month Exhibit
Anchored by a River Ceremony, Parade, Arts & Environment Festival, and Earth Month Exhibit, Musketaquid’s annual Earth Day Celebration provides multiple opportunities to connect with and celebrate our local environment. We invite the community to visit conservation areas, learn about local plant and animal life -- then make puppets, costumes, headdresses and musical instruments, art and more to honor the place where we live.
We offer parade and riverfloat making workshops both in studio and offsite for schools and organizations. These hands-on, project-based activities connect young and old to the outdoors and local wildlife, provide an opportunity to work creatively and strategically with a variety of art materials, and build community by working on a shared interdisciplinary activity.
Preliminary Schedule for Musketaquid 2015 Earth Day
Saturday, April 25, 10 am-2 pm:
All Musketaquid Earth Day events are free and open to all.
River Ceremony - 10-10:45 am (rain or shine)
All are welcome to join in at the Lowell Road Boat Launch located in Concord. The ceremony will feature stilters, drums, floating sculptures and River and Land Sprites with watery sound, movement and song. The Earth Day Parade proceeds from this location.
Earth Day Parade - 10:45 am-noon (rain or shine)
All are welcome to join in the Parade! Participants will line up by 10:45am at the Lowell Road Bridge, near the Boat Launch. At 11am, the Parade will travel from Lowell Road Bridge through the center of Concord to The Umbrella Community Arts Center.
Arts & Environment Festival - 12 to 2 pm (in case of rain, the festival moves indoors)
Held on The Umbrella Community Arts Center grounds, 40 Stow Street in Concord, right after the arrival of the Earth Day Parade. Music headliners, dancers, arts and craft activities, food for sale and a community art activity offer much to do and see.
Earth Month Art Exhibit Artists’ Reception - Wednesday, April 22, 5-7:30 pm:
A non-juried art show which runs in The Umbrella Community Arts Center Gallery from mid-April 11 through mid-May. The exhibit features craft and fine art in two and three dimensions, as well as photography, video, and multi-media. The artists’ reception will showcase live performances of music and spoken word.