A Spooky (but Not So Scary) Storytime Event at Burnside Park – October 27, 2012

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A Spooky (but Not So Scary) Storytime Event
Burnside Park – 10:30AM-12:30PM
FREE! | ALL AGES!

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Grab your hats and tick-or-treat baskets – fall festivities have arrived in Greater Kennedy Plaza! On Saturday, October 27th we are thrilled to host the first-ever Spooky (but Not So Scary) Kidoinfo Storytime & Haunted Art in the Park in Burnside! Don’t miss a morning of family fun, spooky stories, ghostly games and Halloween art. Come in costume and get a treat!

The morning kicks off at 10:30 am with SPOOKY STORYTIME!. Meet our special guests and hear them read their books and other spooky favorites:

  • Author/illustrator Alison Paul’s The Crow: A Not So Scary Story, an ode to Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven for kids is about a girl who spies a crow outside her window – and what happens when you let your imagination run away with you!
  • Cambria Evans, author/illustrator of Bone Soup, a Halloween “Stone Soup” inspired tale about Finnigin the monster – an itinerant Eater, carrying his eating stool, spoon and, of course, “gigantic eating mouth” with him wherever he goes!
  • Jen Corace, illustrator of Gibbous Mooney Wants to Bite You!, a story about an incorrigible young vampire who cannot wait to try out his new grown-up fangs.

Other featured spooky books include Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters: a Lullaby by local favorite, illustrator Kelly Murphy and our guests’ Halloween-themed favorites!

Stick around after stories for HAUNTED ART IN THE PARK… and more! The fun continues with games, crafts and activities for ghosts and goblins of all sizes!

  • Get crafty and decorate an interactive haunted house at a very Haunted Art in the Park with artist Alison Paul.
  • Meet Mr. Bones, our life-size human anatomy skeleton (and his guts!) as educator Nora Barre explains the function of bones and explores human anatomy!
  • Spookify the park with our silly skeleton craft!
  • Play in the Spooky Playground!
  • FREE Halloween facepainting by artist RattScallion
  • Dance to our special Halloweenie soundtrack
  • And enjoy hot apple cider and delicious fall treats from the Rocket Fine Street Food truck!

Come in costume and get a special treat! Books for sale & signing by Books on the Square. For sneaky updates and more spooky details visit us on the Facebook event page!

Spooky Storytime hosted by Greater Kennedy Plaza & Kidoinfo!

THANK YOU SPONSORS! City of Providence, The Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism, Greater Kennedy Plaza, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, Citizens Bank, Providence Tourism Council, RIPTA, RISCA, Providence Phoenix

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