Make Music New Haven is a part of the international Make Music Day movement which brings free, community-wide, musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide. Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world.
Make Music Day events are organized with, for, and by the community. The mission of Make Music New Haven is expansive, inclusive, and courageous. The 5th Annual Make Music New Haven is anchored by two not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations, CT Folk & The Arts Council of Greater New Haven. Make Music New Haven is a cross-cultural celebration of the magic that is music, rooted in joy and fueled by spirit. We believe that Music has an irrefutable power to unite neighborhoods, amplify voices, and unleash everyone’s innate creativity. With the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism and Suzio-York Hill, We are able to make this all possible. Thank you for your continued support.
Make Music Day Events can happen in conventional and unconventional spaces. From sidewalks to community gardens, public parks, or even your front porch. Any musician–emerging or professional, young or old–is invited to take part. Likewise, businesses, neighbors, schools, churches, and organizations of all shapes and sizes can sign up to offer their outdoor spaces as a venue. All of Greater New Haven is encouraged to participate.
Step into summer, reconnect with neighbors, and dive into your creativity.