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EARTH MONTH PROGRAMS 2019

EARTH DAY PARADE & FESTIVAL | PARADE WORKSHOPS | ADOPT A PUPPETFOR EXHIBITORS

EARTH MONTH EXHIBITION | ARTWEEK POETRY CHALLENGE

 

 


MUSKETAQUID EARTH DAY 2019
Celebrating the Confluence of Art & Nature 

Saturday, April 27, 10:30am–2:00pm 
*Rain Date: Sunday, April 28

 

THEME: Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change

 

EARTH DAY PARADE

10:30–11:30am 
The Umbrella to The Old Manse 
Muster at 10:30 and begin parade down Main and Monument Streets at 11:00 with giant puppets, costumes, banners, community groups, families, and friends alongside performing artists including: 

aNova BrazilDirty Water Brass Band, bagpiper Brian Quirk, accordionist Sari Kalin, and stilters Serendipity Stilt DancersHenry Lappen, and Shawn Morrissey. Plus pre-parade show by Snow Crow and post-parade show by Diabolis in Musica

 

RIVER CEREMONY

11:30am–12:00pm 
Minute Man National Historic Park, at The Old North Bridge 
Launching of Earth Floats at the water’s edge. Featuring storyteller/jazz & blues vocalist Valerie Stephens and master percussionist Grant Smith.

 

ARTS & ENVIRONMENT FESTIVAL

12:00pm–2:00pm  
The Old Manse Lawn and Orchard 
Featured performances include:

“Ecology of Sound,” an interactive performance with Brazilian musician Ricardo Frota
“A Passion for Birds,“ an interactive performance with birder and actor Henry Lappen
“Judy Saves the Day” puppet show with Sarah Nolen
Mass Audubon/Drumlin Farm's Birds of Prey 

Enjoy food from Concord Market/Trail's End Cafe!

PLUS Music, table exhibitors, and art activities

 


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, $15 if provided; $100 for for-profit businesses. 

  


 Earth Float, Parade Making, and Puppet Refurbishing Workshops at The Umbrella (All Ages!) 

Saturday, April 6, 13 & 20, 2:00-5:00pm and
Wednesday, April 24, 6:00-9:00pm

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, Owl, Eagle, Gray Fox, 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  
“Embracing Diversity in a Climate of Change,” a non-juried, multi-media exhibit at The Umbrella Gallery, 40 Stow Street
Opening and Artists’ Reception, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm

 

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 Community 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

 

 


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