Don’t let the singular “day” in the name fool you — Montclair’s Make Music Day hit the township Saturday (see lots of photos below), but there’s still plenty of music ahead.
In Montclair, Make Music Day is a three-day affair this year, with performances continuing throughout town Sunday, June 20, and Monday, June 21 — celebrated as the International Day of Music.
Live, in-person, township-wide music returned this weekend after a mostly virtual event in 2020. New Jersey no longer restricts the size of indoor or outdoor gatherings, but organizers say they’re still encouraging best practices to make musicians and patrons feel (and be) safe.
On Sunday, at Watchung Plaza, Rostafa will play at noon, followed by Jeff Hays and the Whole Shebang from 2 to 3 p.m., then poetry, spoken word and storytelling from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Also on Sunday, at the Rand Park tennis courts on North Fullerton Avenue, there will be “Get Rad With Dad.” From 9 a.m. to noon there will be free skate lessons as well as contests for skaters and their parents, contests for the best dad jokes and relay races.