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Artists in Residence Craft Workshops

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s annual ParkARTS program, sponsored by Holly and David Bruce, is pleased to announce the return of its series of children’s arts and crafts workshops giving kids the opportunity to express their creativity while working on fun projects with local artists.

From East Boston to West Roxbury, children ages three to ten can enjoy watercolor painting, mask and jewelry making, treasure bottle creations, and more at the Artists in Residence Craft Workshops. The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in parks across the city.

Participation is free and all materials are provided, but young children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of six or more should make prior arrangements by calling the Boston Parks Department at (617) 635-4505. Now in its 18th year, ParkARTS brings a wide range of cultural offerings to city parks.

In addition, the Marionette Puppet Show series will return in July and August at 11 a.m. at various children’s workshop locations. See Boston’s parks come alive with these whimsical puppet shows that will delight the child in everyone! Experience the unique charm of Rosalita’s Puppets featuring marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore.

Children are able to cool off this summer at Splash Dance Parties in July and August at parks across Boston. Children can play in the park’s water spray features, while listening to festive music, playing games, and trying tasty treats provided for all families to enjoy.

Artists in Residence Craft Workshops dates and locations are as follows:

July 8, 15, 22
Town Field, Dorchester
Christopher Columbus Park, North End

July 29, August 5, 12
Ronan Park, Dorchester
Walker Playground, Mattapan

July 9, 16, 23
Mt. Pleasant Street Park, Roxbury
Hynes Playground, West Roxbury

July 30, August 6, 13
Marcella Park, Roxbury
Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain

July 10, 17, 24
Peters Park, South End
Rogers Park, Allston/Brighton

July 31, August 7, 14
Ringgold Playground, South End
Shubow Park, Allston/Brighton

July 11, 18, 25
Amatucci Playground, Hyde Park
Doherty Playground, Charlestown

August 1, 8, 15
Dorothy Curran Playground, Moakley Park, South Boston
East Boston Stadium, East Boston

Dates, times and locations for the Marionette Puppet Show Series are as follows:

July 10 Peters Park, South End 11 a.m.

July 16 Hynes Playground, West Roxbury 11 a.m.

July 25 Doherty Playground, Charlestown 11 a.m.

August 1 East Boston Memorial Stadium Park, East Boston 11 a.m.

August 5 Ronan Park, Dorchester 11 a.m.

August 14 Shubow Park, Allston-Brighton 11 a.m.

August 19 Franklin Park, 12 p.m.

Splash Dance Parties begin at 12 p.m. Dates and locations are as follows:

July 11 Doherty Park, Charlestown

July 16 Hynes Playground, West Roxbury

July 23 Mt. Pleasant Street Playground, Roxbury

July 30 Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain

August 8 Dorothy Curran Playground at Moakley Park, South Boston

For information on this and other ParkARTS programs, please call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505, visit www.facebook.com