Get into the Halloween spirit Saturday, October 26 from 10:30 – 1:30 at Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park. Watch as Burnside Park is transformed into a spooky, but not-too-scary, festive play space accessible for everyone.
In Burnside Park, artists transform the park with one-of-a-kind, larger than life art evoking the magical world of children’s books. At the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, we believe in sharing stories, books and encouraging children to feel like they’re stepping into the world of a book.
This year’s theme continues our summer theme of Virginia Lee Burton, but this time with a Tim Burton twist!
This special free event starts with Spooky Storytime at 10:30 with guest readers author and illustrator Alison Paul, artist Ricky Katowicz, artist Keri King and author Kara LaReau reading a few of their favorite Halloween stories. After Storytime, Haunted Art in the Park begins around 11:30. Children are invited to make a festive art project with artists Alison Paul and Keri King.
Enjoy spending time walking through the park or trick-or-treat around our various activity tables. Visit the Monster Mush table to make slime and clean mud in bright colors. Stick your hands into touch-and-feel mystery boxes at Guess the Guts! Stop by the Monster MakerSpace to make a creature with untraditional materials. Don’t forget to say hello to our skeleton Ms. Bones and see if you can name all her bones. There will be prizes and treats at the tables, so don’t miss one! There will also be a hay bale maze, mini pumpkins, apples and coffee or cider if you need to warm up.
Don’t have a costume? No problem! Borrow something from our costume rack, make a mask or costume with our supplies, or enjoy free face painting from Ratt Scallion Face Painting.
Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park is always FREE for everyone, and perfect for all ages. Burnside Park is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence and is easy to access by RIPTA, car, bike or foot.
Still not sure if you’ll be joining us? We have 10 reasons that will convince you! This event is sprinkle or shine, but may be canceled due to extreme weather. We will post any information on our Facebook page.
Saturday, October 26 | 10:30 – 1:30 | Burnside Park