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Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park

Sunday, October 28, 10:30 – 1:30, the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy presents Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park in Burnside Park. This is a free event, accessible to everyone, and is spooky but not too scary, making it perfect for little ones.

Burnside Park will be transformed by artists into a one-of-a-kind, larger than life space evoking the magical world of children’s books. The 2018 theme for this annual event is Enter this Deserted Haunted House, inspired by the classic poem by Shel Silverstein. Step into the page of a book and into a more-spooky-than-scary haunted house, by stepping into a mural painted by author and illustrator Alison Paul.

The 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 the haunted house installation.

Spend time walking through the park and trick-or-treat around various activity tables such as the Monster Mush table to make slime and clean mud. 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 or say hello to Ms. Bones and see if you can name her bones. There will be prizes and treats at all the tables, so don’t miss one!

Enjoy mini pumpkins, apples, coffee or cider or purchase something from food truck Rhody Roots.

Don’t have a costume, no problem! Make a mask or enjoy free face painting.

Spooky Storytime + Haunted Art in the Park is 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.

In the case of extreme weather, updates will be posted on the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy’s Facebook page.

Sunday, October 28* | 10:30 – 1:30 | Burnside Park

*Note the new date