“As we celebrate Make Music Day this June 21, let us take a moment to recognize the power of music and its ability to inspire and bring our community together,” said Mayor Dr. Gold. “Music truly does ignite our imagination. It is important that we take time to appreciate its importance, both culturally and creatively, and the ways in which it can change and enrich so many lives.”
The city will host a number of activities throughout the day:
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Musical Family Story Time at the Beverly Hills Public Library Auditorium.
Residents are invited to join the library storytellers in the Library Auditorium for a fun and free musical family story time.
• 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Drum Circle with Alan Bruni at La Cienega Community Center. All are invited to join the community in playing drums and singing together. Bring family, friends and drums—makeshift drums like pots and pans, or a traditional drum. Some percussion instruments will be provided and all ages are welcome.
• 12 p.m.-3 p.m. – Make Music Day Stage in Beverly Gardens Park.
All members of the community are invited to an outdoor stage at Beverly Gardens Park to share their gift of music.
Make Music Day in Beverly Hills is part of the Make Music Alliance of more than 1,000 cities around the world celebrating music on the summer solstice and bringing people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. Completely different from other music festivals, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to play music. Everyone is encouraged to break out in music for themselves, their neighbors or anyone else who is around to listen.
For more information about Make Music Day in Beverly Hills, and the schedule of event, view www.beverlyhills.org/makemusicday.