Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.
We invite musicians, rappers and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.
Head over here to find Make Music Day events near you and for ideas on how to start your own!
Arts Ed Self Care Summer is also starting on June 21st! Check out the Arts Ed Newark's Self-Care Summer guide/calendar here. What better way to pause, reflect, and focus on mental power and health than through the arts! You will find a listing of free or low-cost summer events and activities for students, adults, families, and seniors in Newark around: artmaking, healing, promoting self-care, and de-stressing. It is our hope that this guide will serve as a local resource for Newarkers to help take care of each other and ourselves!