Join us for our Summer Series at Burnside Park!
Bring the whole family to the Downtown Farmers Market every Tuesday afternoon. Enjoy music, games, educational activities, a Free-Play Mobile Playground and more for kids of all ages along with weekly enrichment programming from community partners. Set down a picnic blanket and grab delicious food truck fare for a dinner picnic in the parkThis year, we are partnering up with Miss Katie of playSCIENCE who will promote music and science exploration during play
THIS WEEK: In honor of Independence Day, Miss Katie started with Marching Music-an explosive session of horns, drums, and parades!
THURSDAYS ON THE PLAZA
Every Thursday (July 3rd – August 21st) 10:30am – 12:30pm
Every Thursday (June 26th – September 11th) 4:30pm – 7:30pm
STORYTIME and ART IN THE PARK – The Great Green Room! 10:30am – 12:30pm
Storytellers, illustrators & authors, and children’s performers entertain and enlighten children and families by the fountain in Burnside Park. Bring a blanket and enjoy stories being brought to life in the park with your little ones! Storytime features at least one story each Thursday morning from a local Rhode Island author, illustrator or storyteller and is accompanied by a mini-mobile playground and face painting for young wigglers, so the whole family can enjoy!
The world of enigmatic Margaret Wise Brown is Art in the Park’s inspiration for this summer. As local artists delve into classic works such as Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon, children of all ages will find the illustrations coming to life–with the help of their very own hands! Join Ricky Katowicz and guests to transform Burnside Park into The Great Green Room!
NEXT UP for THURSDAYS ON THE PLAZA!
10:30am: Storytime Re-enactor and Performer John McNiff will be presenting Tales of the
Gaspee at Burnside’s sunken ship The Hannah.
11:30am: Art in the Park: THE GREAT GREEN ROOM!
Runaway Bunny with Melissa Jones. Melissa is a toy designer and ceramic artist with a genuine love of all things adorable…especially bunnies. If her furry friends ever ran away, she would most certainly be right there to catch them. You can find Melissa’s work in toy stores around the world.