Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park 2017 Schedule

[ 0 ] June 7, 2017 |

The wait is over, we are excited to announce the schedule for the 2017 Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park!

Thursdays (July 13 – August 17) from 10:30am – 12:30pm
Families bring a blanket and enjoy different storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park followed by art-making with guest artists Ricky Katowicz and Alison Paul.
Free. All ages.
Where: Burnside Park, Downtown Providence.
Website: http://provparksconservancy.org/visit/family-programming/

Each summer Kidoinfo teams up with Jen Smith of Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy to bring Storytime + Art in the Park to Burnside Park. Through this program, DDPC and Kidoinfo invites local authors, storytellers and illustrators to bring their love of books and storytelling to the children of Providence. At this free event, parents and kids sit together under a tree, in front of the Banjotti Fountain, at the city’s only open air Storytime.

Mark your calendars, here is the 2017 Storytime schedule of storytellers:

July 13
Storyteller Valerie Tutson draws her stories from around the world with an emphasis on African traditions.

July 20
Author Kara LaReau debuted her brand new chapter book, The Infamous Ratso, at Storytime last year and will join us again alongside Miss Katie of playSCIENCE RI. Miss Katie is an experienced educator who teaches about science through music performances and fun games.

July 27
Storytime cofounder Alison Paul joins us again this summer with local illustrator Jen Corace. Long time readers at Storytime, Jen and Alison will read a selection of their own books.

August 3
Internationally acclaimed RI Storyteller Len Cabral retells African, Cape Verdean, and Caribbean folktales as well as original stories + tales from around the world.

August 10
It’s always a fun day in the park when intergalactic creature troupe Big Nazo joins us. A group of visual artists, puppeteers, and musicians, Big Nazo makes their way across Kennedy Plaza and get kids singing and dancing.

August 17
Keith Munslow, hilarious musician, cartoonist, storyteller will once again join us in the park. Keith always has kids and parents singing, dancing and laughing.

Following Storytime, local artists bring books to life at Art in the Park. Each week Ricky Katowicz or Alison Paul will bring an iconic children’s book author to life through hands on art projects. This year’s theme is: The Wonky World of Roald Dahl! Many readers will know Roald Dahl for his classic books, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox. With so many inspiring books to choose from, this promises to be an extra creative summer.

These events are always FREE and everyone is welcome.

Follow DDPC on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up to date on all our summer programming.

Tags:

Category: activities: outdoor, art, community news, family matters, kidoinfo event, kidoinfo news, local ri area, stories and telling


Anisa Raoof

about the author ()

Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

Leave a Reply

Kidoinfo Kidoinfo