Make Music
Fair Lawn


Join the worldwide celebration of music on June 21!

Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public.

Make Music Day is an international movement which encourages free, community-wide, musical celebrations in 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 is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice. More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing for anyone to enjoy at no cost. In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York. Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days.

Make Music Fair Lawn is modeled after a Parisian tradition (Fête de la Musique) that began in 1982 as a tribute to the Summer Solstice.  More specifically, each June 21st Paris is filled with musicians of all kinds performing for anyone to enjoy at no cost.  In 2007, Fête de la Musique crossed the Atlantic with the debut of Make Music New York.  Ever since, cities around the world have been starting their own Make Music days.

Make Music Fair Lawn is brought to you by the Fair Lawn Arts Association. Our mission is to contribute to the cultural identity, economy and quality of life of Fair Lawn supporting arts, heritage, cultural and business activities and organizations.

Make music together on Friday, June 21, 2024!


Make Music Day 2024 is ON! Grab your instrument and sign up to play on Wednesday, June 21st!

Artists may play acoustically or bring their own amp and electric. As a venue, sign up your storefront, your lawn, parking lot or front porch!

Whether musician or homeowner or business manager, everyone can get involved!

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Registration is now open!

We invite musicians, rappers, and instrumentalists of all kinds to collaborate on making June 21 a musical masterpiece. Singers, church choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, MCs, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician, of any age group or skill level, are all welcome.

We invite homeowners, store owners and managers to sign up their storefronts, lawns, parking lots, front porches, terraces etc.

Click here to play or host


  • Musicians & Enthusiasts are encouraged to play, record, or stream virtually from your home, sidewalk, back yard, living room or match with a venue.
  • All matches made through the matchmaking software will appear on the Make Music Fair Lawn promotions later this spring.
  • Use your space to host a virtual or in-person passerby performance.
  • Virtual activities and presentations are encouraged.

Participating is easy. Here’s how! 


How to Make Music on June 21 | Make Music Day in Fair Lawn encourages musicians and enthusiasts of all abilities and musical genres to join in this global effort to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy of music in our city. Everyone is invited to participate in this international, one day celebration of music. Here are ways you can fill the day with music in Fair Lawn!

Everyone, regardless of age, ability, or preferred musical style can participate. We encourage you to embrace your inner musician, share music freely with your peers, and celebrate the rich musical diversity of your communities. There is no fee to participate. Whether you own a business or just a spacious front garden or porch at home, these locations are encouraged to host music. Make Music Fair Lawn is a unique way to activate your space, engage your community, and inspire anyone and everyone to discover the joy of making music. All MMD activities are free and accessible to the public.

To participate:

Plan your activity and present on June 21st. 

  1. Register as a performer or venue that will be presenting a music event. Here you can list your social website and multiple media links and share with #makemusicday.
  2. Everyone is invited to take part in the variety of special projects designed for in person passerby activities. Check out each one to see all the great activities made available for everyone. Participate in special national projects and initiatives listed at

Participating Venues:

Taco Buzz 12-76 River Road

D&D Deli 12-17 River Road

CoZie Cafe 14-25 Plaza Road North

Cadmus House 14-01 Politt Drive Fair Lawn, NJ

Gregory Park Waverly Place Fair Lawn, NJ

Berdan Grove Park Berdan Avenue Fair Lawn, NJ

Fair Lawn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary Fair Lawn Ave, between Well Drive and Radburn Road

Everett Park Everett Terrace Fair Lawn, NJ

Beaverdam Park Saddle River Rd Fair Lawn, NJ

Haus Cafe 12-54 River Road

Juany’s Cafe 12-56 RIVER ROAD FAIRLAWN, NJ

Flynn’s Barbershop 19-03 Fair Lawn Ave

Soup Maison 11-08 Saddle River Road

MNM Party Store 10-16 River Road, Unit D

The Chocolate Nook 11-11 River Road, Fair Lawn NJ

Vogel Park Vogel Park, Fair Lawn NJ

Fair Lawn Borough Hall 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue Fair Lawn, NJ

The Dutch House Tavern 24-07 Fair Lawn Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ

The Fair Lawn Senior Center 11-05 Gardiner Road

Bobaly 13-20 River Road

New Territories 13-24 River Road

2024 Listings: Friday, June 21st



The work of Fair Lawn Arts Council couldn’t be accomplished without our amazing partners. If you’re interested in becoming a partner, check out our website here! We also gratefully accept donations of any amount to support our arts programs. If you are able, please consider making a donation here.

The mission of the Fair Lawn Arts Council is to involve the entire community in the creation and appreciation of art and by engaging the residents in projects that have no age or talent limitations and are creative and fun. 

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Tax deductible donations can be made payable to “Fair Lawn Art Trust”. Donations will be used for public art installations, art experiences, events and workshops for residents. Donations can be mailed to the Arts Council at 8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn NJ 07410.


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