Musketaquid Earth Day


Celebrate our first and forever home: the Earth! The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program is hosting the annual Earth Day Celebration, and this year our theme is Water. We will start our celebrations with a River Ceremony at the Old North Bridge. The Earth Day Parade will leave from the Old Manse down through Concord center to the Umbrella Arts Center, where there will be performers, artists, and food in our Festival. RIVER CEREMONY 10:00am–11:00am 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 11:00am–12:00pm 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 EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 12:00pm–2:00pm The Umbrella 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: Drumlin Farm's Birds of Prey Diabolis in Musica, a community music group that plays party-time medieval music Vera Meyer's Glass Harmonica, a water-inspired, historical performance Mary Puppets: Tubs, Tubes, and Toilets, a family puppet show presented by Rosalita's Puppets Enjoy food from Concord Market/Trail's End Cafe! Musketaquid and OARS is pleased to present a family-friendly film festival on Earth Day! The film festival will focus on our water theme. More details to come as we approach the spring. Learn more at

Sat April 25, 2020 10:00 am To Sat - April 25, 2020
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The Umbrella Arts Center

40 Stow St.
Concord, Massachusetts 01742
United States

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