EARTH MONTH PROGRAMS 2020
MUSKETAQUID EARTH DAY 2020
Celebrating the Confluence of Art & Nature
Saturday, April 25, 10:00am–2:00pm
*Rain Date: Sunday, April 26
Minute Man National Historic Park, at The Old North Bridge
CC King will lead our River Ceremony, accompanied by vocalist and performing word artist Valerie Stephens and percussionist Grant Smith. We will launch our collection of Earth Floats at the water’s edge.
EARTH DAY PARADE
The Old Manse to The Umbrella
To start our parade, the band Snow Crow will raise us to our feet in song and dance. We muster at 11:00 and begin parade down Monument and Main Streets with giant puppets, costumes, banners, community groups, families, and friends alongside performing artists including:
aNova Brazil, an interactive performing arts group that combines Afro, Funk, Hip Hop, Samba and Taiko drumming into a feet-stomping music extravanganza!
Dirty Water Brass Band, a Soul and R&B band that draws its influence from the streets of New Orleans
Bagpipe Major Ben Adelman and Friends, a local Massachusetts group of powerful bagpipers
ARTS & ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL
Our parade ends at the Umbrella Arts Center on Stow Street. We will have table exhibitors and arts activities inside the Umbrella. Once you step inside you will find yourself immersed in a watershed environment, a special artist installation just for Earth Day. There will also be entertainment, music, and performances from:
Diabolis in Musica, a community music group that plays party-time medieval music
Vera Meyer's Glass Harmonica, a water-inspired, historical performance
Musketaquid and OARS is pleased to present a family-frienldy film festival on Earth Day! The film festival will focus on our water theme. More details to come as we approach the spring.
Host a Table at the Festival
Promote your environmental cause or business by tabling at the Festival! Tables are interspersed among art activities and performers. Cost: Free to nonprofits who bring their own table/chair, $20 if provided; $100 for for-profit businesses.
Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops at The Umbrella (All Ages!)
Sundays, April 5, 12 & 19, 2:00-5:00pm and
Thursday, April 23, 5:00-8:00pm
at The Umbrella, 40 Stow Street
Stop by to make a costume, headdress, puppets, and/or floating tributes to the Earth for the Earth Day Celebration! Or help us refurbish some of our favorite giant puppets: Otter, Pileated Woodpecker, Frog, Dragonflies, Geese, and Blue Jay!
Instructor: Morningstar Medaye
Adopt-A-Puppet to carry in the Parade!
Visit our website to peruse our collection of giant puppets to reserve and carry in the parade.
Made by artists and community members and groups, these beautiful puppets offer individuals and groups a fun opportunity to celebrate our local plant and animal species!
To reserve, click here.
EARTH MONTH EXHIBIT
April 17-May 14
On view M-F 10-5, Sa-Su 12-4, or by appointment
“Watershed” a non-juried, multi-media exhibit at The Umbrella Gallery, 40 Stow Street
Opening and Artists’ Reception TBD
GET READY FOR THE EARTH MONTH EXHIBIT, RIVER CEREMONY, AND PARADE!
Earth Month Exhibit Call
We invite artists of all ages and experience to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried community art show that will run in The Umbrella Arts Center Gallery.
View Details of the Call Here
Submit Your Exhibit Description Here
ArtWeek/EarthWeek Poetry Challenge!
We invite public-contributed, short-short (seven-word) poems on the theme "Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change" to be incorporated into our Earth Month Exhibit. Poems can be contributed online, on-site during the April 27 Earth Day Parade & Festival, or at The Umbrella Visual Arts Gallery any time April 17-May 14.
Submit Your Poem Here