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.