Carpe Diem-Revels Community & Family Sings

On the 21st of every month we gather to share songs, community and refreshments — and sometimes even a dance or two! We sing adult, kid and family songs. All are welcome to bring a song to share. Sign up in advance to lead a song by emailing jrasi@revelsdc.org. Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)!

Our Community Sings have a different theme each month, and may honor the seasons, the holidays, historic or social movements or people, or other themes specifically related to that month. See our most frequent themes below!

Typical Schedule:

  • 6:30-8:00 pm – International Songs and Rounds for all ages
  • 8:00-8:30 – Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of birthdays

$5 donation requested. NEW LOCATION:
Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St., Takoma, DC 20012

(by the Takoma Metro)

Upcoming Community Sings

  • September 21 - Community Sing
    September 21 – Community Sing
    Celebrate the Arrival of Autumn! September Theme: The Fall Equinox and Hispanic & African Heritage Months. 6:30-8:00 pm – Songs celebrating Hispanic & African Heritage, plus Harvest & Labor Songs 8:00-8:30pm – Refreshments, Social Time and Celebration of September Birthdays Everyone is welcome to bring refreshments and...
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Monthly Sing Themes and Special Features / Locations:

January 21 
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with songs of Peace, Liberty and Justice

February 21   
Celebrating Black History Month with Songs of Hope and Freedom in the Blues, Gospel and Spiritual tradition, and Songs of Love from across the globe for Valentine’s Day

March 21    
Welcoming the Spring / Songs for Gatherings (spring equinox); Irish Heritage Month: Celebrating Celts & Ceilidhs; Women’s History Month; National Reading Month

April 21 
One Planet / One Future: Songs for the Earth (eve of Earth Day); Arab American Heritage Month

May 21 
Traveling and Reveling with May Revels Songs; Asian Pacific Heritage and Jewish American Heritage Month

June 21: Annual Potluck Picnic & Sing in Celebration of the Summer Solstice 
Celebration of Song and Summer Solstice, plus Caribbean American Heritage Month and National Accordion Month! In Sligo-Bennington Park (599 Bennington Dr., Silver Spring 20910; rain location @ Revels)

July 21  
Songs and Rounds from the American tradition in celebration of Independence Day (incl. shape-note, Appalachian folk, blues and bluegrass), and National Ice Cream Month!

August 21  
Rhythms, Rhymes & Routines (Back to School)

September 21
Celebrating the Fall Equinox. Hispanic Heritage, African Heritage Month, plus Harvest and Labor Songs.

October 21  
Seasons of Life / Time and Change: celebrating songs from around the world — including favorites from the LPC-École Songbook

November 21 
Songs of Grace and Gratitude for Thanksgiving and American Indian Heritage Month

December 21: Annual Winter Solstice Celebration & Caroling
Celebration of the Season and the Solstice