Earth Day will be held RAIN OR SHINE with as much happening outside as possible.
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A Community Celebration of the Earth

Saturday, April 26, 2014
10am – 2pm
“Life on the Edge”
Schedule of Events


River Ceremony, 10-10:45am
All are welcome to join in at the Lowell Road Boat Launch located in Concord. Developed by participants in the river ceremony workshops, the ceremony will feature stilters, drums, floating sculptures and River and Land Sprites with watery sound, movement and song.
CC King
Singing with First Parish Chorus and Voices For the Earth Chorus
Stilter Maya Apfelbaum
Ceremonial launching of Earth Floats
Earth Day Parade, 10:45 am-noon
All are welcome to join in the Parade! Participants will line up by 10:45 am at the Lowell Road Bridge, near the Boat Launch. At 11 am, the Parade will travel from Lowell Road Bridge through the center of Concord to The Umbrella Community Arts Center.
Stilters Maya Apfelbaum, Mykuhl Henderson and Shawn Morrissey,
La Piñata Dancers
Dirty Water Brass Band
Keytar Bear
Sari Kalin’s Porch-i-oke
Snow Crow
Arts & Environment Festival, 12:00 to 2:00 pm
The festival will begin at The Umbrella Community Arts Center grounds, 40 Stow Street in Concord, right after the arrival of the Earth Day Parade. There will be information tables from several area environmental organizations, art-making demonstrations, food for sale, and several talented performers.
Festival Performers include
Beatboxer Gene Shinozaki, performing with didgeridoo player Max Jackson
The Squeezebox Stompers
Food provided by
Comella’s Restaurant
Golden Girl Granola
Green Mountain Creamery
Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds
Reasons To Be Cheerful
Sara Ran Away With The Spoon Bakery
Craft tables include:
Face Painting, Nature Collage, Twig Wrap, Animal Tracks, May Baskets, and more
Many thanks to Concord Water for providing water bubbler stations!
Earth Month Exhibit, Open all day
“Life on the Edge,” a non-juried, multi-media exhibit running from April 10 – May 5, 2014.
Artists’ Reception, Sunday, April 20, 5:00-8:00pm
The Umbrella Gallery

Celebration Sponsored By Hands-On Construction
Hands-on Logo



CLICK HERE 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!
Suggested Donation: $20/puppet

The Schedule for Musketaquid Earth Week leading up to Musketaquid Earth Day
All Musketaquid Earth Week events are free and open to all.

Each year, Musketaquid chooses a theme that best speaks to its passion for discovery within both art and nature. “Life On The Edge” is the theme for this year, and Musketaquid activities that began in mid-January in preparation for the Earth Month Art Exhibit (which runs from April 10 through May 5) and Earth Week activities, are all tied into the need to recognize and deepen one’s connection and respect for their natural surroundings and finding a way to express that connection in an artistic manner, whether it be through the visual, performing, or literary arts.
Saturday, April 19, 1-5 pm:
Earth Day Parade Making and Earth Float Workshop
Make Earth Floats to launch at the river’s edge, costumes and headdresses, puppets on a stick, giant puppets, banners and posters! Or Adopt-A-Puppet and fix it up for the parade!
Tuesday, April 22, 5-7:30 pm:
Earth Month Art Exhibit Artists’ Reception
A non-juried art show which runs in The Umbrella Community Arts Center Gallery from April 11 through May 5. 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.
Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25:
Green Week!
The Umbrella Community Arts Center’s April Vacation Art Adventures Week with classes held to welcome SPRING and celebrate and explore art making using earth-friendly recycled materials. Transform plastic parts, newspaper, cardboard, scrap fabrics, and recycled ceramics into art. Turn what some people call trash into beautiful art. Collect art materials from nature while exploring the local environment and learning about plants and animals. Students will have the opportunity to work in the mediums of drawing and painting, 2D and 3D mixed media sculpture, Ceramics, Art and Environment, Woodworking, and Performance. Also, as a special collaboration with Musketaquid’s Earth Day Celebration, all students will be invited to submit pieces of art or work on puppets for the Musketaquid Earth Day Parade held on April 26!
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30-9 pm:
Puppet Dress Rehearsal
Final touches on preparing puppets for the Musketaquid Earth Day Parade. Led by puppet-making artists Morningstar Medaye, Dave Smyth and the Musketaquid Parade Team. Last minute participants welcome.
Thursday, April 24, 5-8 pm:
Earth Day Parade Making and Earth float Workshop
Make Earth Floats to launch at the river’s edge, costumes and headdresses, puppets on a stick, giant puppets, banners and posters! Or Adopt-A-Puppet and fix it up for the parade!


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