The Imagination Center is a fun destination for arts and crafts, interactive play and more, bringing the local community together and enriching the current activities in Burnside Park. The Center will be surrounded by picnic tables, beanbags and a wood deck, and will also include book carts, planting beds, and an Imagination playground play set.
Mayor Angel Taveras and representatives of Southwest Airlines and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy will hold a ribbon-cutting for the new Center at 10 a.m., kicking off a day of scheduled activities at Burnside Park.
" 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m.: Official ribbon-cutting
" 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.: Join Kidoinfo Storytime with Mayor Taveras, who will read his book, How to Do Well in School, along with guests local illustrator Jen Corace and author/illustrator Alison Paul
" 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.: Participate in a Kidoinfo Art in the Park project based on Dr. Suess Yertle the Turtle
" 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m.: Enjoy complimentary PVD Pops popsicles for participating children, participate in additional art projects and receive complimentary blank books and instructions for how to make your own book
" 1 p.m. 2 p.m.: Experience the Imagination Playground with free play and table games for children
" 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.: Listen to a musical performance at the Burnside Park Music Series and Beer Garden, while enjoying beverages from Trinity Brewhouse
WHO: Mayor Angel Taveras; Megan Wood, senior manager of community outreach,
Southwest Airlines; and Cliff Wood, Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy
WHAT: Grand opening of the new Imagination Center in Burnside Park with Mayor Angel
Taveras, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and Southwest Airlines. The
ribbon-cutting will be followed by a day of fun, family-friendly activities, including
story time, art projects, and more.
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2013
10 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Burnside Park