Participants lined up outside of Paper Plane Coffee Co. for the Holidays Bells Play-a-long. Participants were given bells of varying colors. When a flag of the matching color was raised, they played the corresponding bells. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)

Make Music Winter, the winter version of Montclair’s Make Music Day, filled the streets with live music Tuesday, Dec. 21, capped off with the evening performance of “Phil Kilne’s Unsilent Night.”

Make Music Day is an international celebration, in which performers throughout a community all, well … Make Music. For this year’s winter edition in Montclair included performances at Paper Plane Coffee Co, and East Side Mags, Trend Coffee & Tea and Crane Park. For “Unslilent Night,” participants marched through the streets of town playing prerecorded tracks that, together, made up one composition. And in the evening, during that performance, Bike&Walk Montclair held its Blinky Light Bike Ride, making the season bright.

Photos by Adam Anik / For Montclair Local

Bells of different colors are set for the Holiday Bells Play-a-long outside of Paper Plane Coffee Co. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Holiday Bells Play-a-long leader Barbara Rudy checks the score before the event starts. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Barbara Rudy leads the Holiday Bells Play-a-long event outside Paper Plane Coffee Co. for Make Music Winter. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Participants raised their colored bell at the Holiday Bells Play-a-long event. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
DJ Potassium ses up at East Side Mags’ new location on Bloomfield Avenue during the fifth annual Montclair Make Music Winter. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Dj Potassium spins up a soundtrack for the room of full of comic books at East Side Mags during Montclair Make Music Winter Day. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
The ambient jazz duet of Tim Redner on the Kiesel guitar and Bruce Tyler on the cajon, an Afro-Peruvian drum. They anchored stage at Trend Coffee & Tea for Make Music Winter. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Bruce Tyler plays the cajon, an Afro-Peruvian drum, at Trend Coffee & Tea for Make Music Winter. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Tim Redner plays the Kiesel guitar at Trend Coffee & Tea for Make Music Winter. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
The Mutant Toy Parade gathers outside Cool Cat Music on Bloomfield Avenue before going to Crane Park for “Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night.” (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Participants lighted up for “Phil Klein’s Unsilent Night” during Make Music Winter Day. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
“Phil Klein’s Unsilent Night” organizer Charlie Spademan preps the participants before the event. ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
Participants gather at Crane Park for “Phil Klein’s Unsilent Night” at Make Music Winter Day. (ADAM ANIK/FOR MONTCLAIR LOCAL)
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