Come on down to Burnside Park this Sunday, October 28, 10:30 – 1:30, for Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park. Burnside Park will transform into a spooky but not 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. We believe in sharing stories and books and encouraging children to feel like they’re stepping into the world of a book. Our 2018 special theme is Enter this Haunted Deserted House, inspired by the work of Shel Silverstein. For our summer Storytime series, author and illustrator Alison Paul painted a mural on the side of our Imagination Center that looks like the open pages of his classic book, Where the Sidewalk Ends. This Saturday, step into the mural and into a more-spooky-than-scary haunted house.
Our event starts with Spooky Storytime at 10:30 with guest readers Alison Paul and local artist Ricky Katowicz reading a few of their favorite Halloween stories. After the stories, around 11:30, at Haunted Art in the Park kids can color in a goblin to add to our haunted house installation.
Spend time walking through the park and 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. Say hello to our skeleton Ms. Bones and see if you can name her bones. There will be prizes and treats and 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. Play on the Brandon’s Beach playground and if you want to make an afternoon of it and get some lunch, Rhody Roots will roll onto Washington Street with food available for purchase.
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. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence, it 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.
Sunday, October 28 | 10:30 – 1:30 | Burnside Park