Family Fun Activities

 

StoryWalk® - “Magnificent Monarchs” by Linda Glaser

Saturday, July 22 – Sunday August 6    

Location: Greenwood Park across from Stone Zoo, Stoneham

What a great book for our summer StoryWalk®! “Magnificent Monarchs” contains colorful, realistic illustrations that keep step with the simple, sometimes rhyming text. Included for the real Monarch lovers are three pages of more detailed data about monarchs and their complex lives, the addresses of butterfly societies, and a list of Web sites to explore are included.

Walk is self-guided and open from dawn to dusk. What a great way to combine literature, exercise, and family fun!  The walk begins at Greenwood Park, and continues along the Crystal Springs Trail in an easy, 1/3-mile loop. Foster your child’s connection with nature as well as their literacy skills.

Be sure to sign in at the Kiosk near the parking lot. The StoryWalk™ is a collaboration of the Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Malden CFCE, Mass in Motion, Medford Family Network and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.


TUNES AND TALES AND BASKET AND BLANKET EVENTS

The Family Resource Network and the Melrose Public Library are collaborating to bring you a fantastic concert series. **All shows are on Tuesday nights in Melrose, with entertainment beginning at 6 pm. Come at 5:30 pm; bring your picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy the show! In case of rain, the performance will be held at the First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster Street, Melrose. Food is not allowed in the church.     Outdoor concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic at 5:30 p.m.

Beebe Estate concerts are funded by a generous donation from the Melrose Cooperative Bank Foundation.

 

Tuesday, July 11         Tincknell and Bates       
Registration is not required
Location:  Melrose Public Library lawn, 69 West Emerson Street, Melrose                                                           

Davis Bates and Roger Tincknell have over seven decades of combined experience performing for families, in community settings throughout the Northeast.  Davis and Roger are known both for their strong vocal harmonies and for their warm and participatory performing style.  Their concerts engage audiences in a profoundly educational and enjoyable folk arts experience. Visit http://rogertincknell.com.


Tuesday, July 25
        Big Joe the Storyteller                                                   
Registration is not required
Location:  The Beebe Estate lawn, 235 W. Foster Street, Melrose    

Hailed as “One of the best in the business” by the Boston Globe, Big Joe the Storyteller has tales for all ages and occasions. With original and classic stories along with puppets, props, and audience participation, Big Joe gives a performance that will delight, amaze and thrill. Big Joe is one of our most popular entertainers for the Tunes and Tales series.  You never know what he is going to pull from his trunk of props.  Children love to listen to Big Joe add his own twist to popular children’s stories.  You are guaranteed to have a good time, and find yourself laughing with the children.  He is the most animated and enthusiastic storyteller around. Check out his website at http://www.bigjoe.com. Funded by a generous donation from the Melrose Cooperative Bank Foundation.

 

Tuesday, August 1     Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys                                
Registration is not required
Location:  The Beebe Estate lawn, 235 W. Foster Street, Melrose    

Matt Heaton believes music for kids can be entertaining for both children AND parents. His songs are a mix of rockabilly, surf, American roots, and Irish traditional music, delivered with a wry sense of humor and a sincere sense of fun. Children and adults respond to his musicianship and variety. The adults in the room particularly appreciate the Muppet-esque touches of humor and observations of kid behavior. Whether you call it children's music, family music, kindie, or toddlerbilly, it's sure to please listeners of all ages. His website is http://mattheatonmusic.com. Funded by a generous donation from the Melrose Cooperative Bank Foundation.

 

Tuesday, August 15      Vic and Sticks                                                         
Registration is not required
Location:  Melrose Public Library lawn, 69 West Emerson Street, Melrose        

Vic and Sticks will perform a family concert bringing songs from the "comic side of life”! With Vicki on vocals, harmonica and kazoo and Rick on antique washboard and suitcase percussion, their unique Vic and Sticks songs are performed with a vintage/vaudeville recycled rhythm beat. This fast-paced music/family show encourages audience participation as the children in the audience become part of the Vic and Sticks Band! Visit http://www.vicandsticks.com.

 
Tuesday, August 29                   Rick Goldin   "A Hammer and a Book; Songs about Building and Reading"
Registration is not required
Location:  The Beebe Estate lawn, 235 W. Foster Street, Melrose                                          

Rick Goldin's "A Hammer and a Book" music and puppet program is an upbeat and entertaining family concert. It includes songs about books, reading, and libraries, as well as songs about tools, lumber, carpenters, construction vehicles and other building themes. It also features appearances by Rick's singing animal puppets Henry the Horse, Quackleberry Duck and others. Rick Goldin's lively, interactive and humorous children's songs have made him one of the most popular children's entertainers in New England.   Children love his live performances because they get to sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets. His latest recording "I Like to Read" received a Parents' Choice Recommended Award. Visit his website at http://www.rickgoldin.com. Funded by a generous donation from the Melrose Cooperative Bank Foundation.

 

 

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