Montclair Make Music Day will present musical performances and interactive events to celebrate the winter solstice and the longest night of the year on Friday, Dec. 21 starting at 2 p.m. Included will be a family parade, interactive events at SoWisdom and performances from the Opera Theater of Montclair, School of Rock Montclair and Montclair High School’s acapella performers, The Passing Notes.
Java Love, 49 Church Street
Families are welcome to come to Java Love to line up for the parade and participate in a “bell by bell” holiday music performance led by Barbara Rudy of the Montclair Community Band. Parade will travel to SoWisdom at 40 South Fullerton.
Solstice Story and Activities
Everyone is invited to listen to a story about the winter solstice and participate in free, hands-on family craft. Free.
Make Music Winter Performances
First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton
Enjoy free performances from the Opera Theater of Montclair singing the finale of Hansel and Gretel along with other opera excerpts, rock from the School of Rock Montclair and songs by Montclair High School’s The Passing Notes. Food and warm beverages will be available for sale. Free.
Slow Roll Bike Ride with Holiday Caroling
Ride with BikeWalk Montclair for the winter solstice. Free blinky lights and hand warmers as supplies last. Sign up at http://bikewalkmontclair.org/wintersolstice/
Medieval Holiday Music Concert
The Creativity Caravan, 28 South Fullerton Avenue
Early Music’s Nightingale Recorder Consort will be performing medieval holiday music.
SoWisdom’s Winter Solstice ArtBar
SoWisdom, 40 South Fullerton
Enter the silence and listen to the sounds, draw in the light and dance in the dark. Art Supplies and light refreshments provided. $25/person.
Bern and the Brights and the Porchistas
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road
Come to the anniversary show of Montclair’s indie rock siblings, Bern & the Brights and The Porchistas. $10.