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Summer Fun: Boston Children’s Festival

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department invite city youngsters to come celebrate the season at the 2019 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Summer Festival on Tuesday, August 20, at Franklin Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  ParkARTS is made possible in part through the generosity of Holly Bruce.

Children and families from throughout Boston have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free activities from various exhibitors including “Bubble Guy” Jim Dichter, ParkARTS arts and crafts, New England Aquarium, Outdoor Rx, Mass Hort, face painting, interactive building blocks with LEGOLAND, and more. 

The August 20 event will also include exploring a Boston Fire Department fire truck, a family Zumba class, Rosalita’s Puppets, the City of Boston’s Archaeology Department, the Boston Water and Sewer Commission water truck to stay hydrated, and free treats and giveaways from HP Hood LLC, KIND Snacks, Polar Beverages, the Cascadian Farm Truck Tour, L.L.Bean, Ameriprise, KinderCare Learning Centers, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Capital One, and Magic 106.7. 

The location of the festival is at 25 Pierpont Road in Roxbury near the rear entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo.  By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo.  By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. 

There is ample free parking and the park is ADA compliant.  For further information, call (617) 635-4505 or visit www.boston.gov/parks or www.facebook.com/bostonparksdepartment.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.