Kids' Art Tent
This year's festival will feature art activities for kids from 11 am through 4 pm. All ages are welcome to participate. Read on below for a full schedule and more information about activities.
Chalk Drawing Contest
11 AM - 4 PM
Both children and adults are invited to join the sidewalk chalk drawing contest! Sign-up with friends or family, or challenge yourself to create your own artwork.
Stop by the Cultural Council Information Tent to sign-up starting at 11. Registration costs $10 and chalk is provided. Each registered participant will be assigned a sidewalk square. Judging for awards will begin at 4 pm, with winners announced at 4:30. Awards are being donated by the Picture House.
Juggling and family folk music performance by Nate Marshall, whom you may know as the superb entertainer Nate the Great.
Stories By Suzanne Bloom
Listen to stories by esteemed children's author Suzanne Bloom, who has written Bus for Us, No Place for a Pig, A Splendid Friend Indeed, and many others.
Lily Silly Puppet Show
A puppet show from all ages, Aunt Irene's show is filled with music and fantastic variety acts. See a singing sloth, the mysterious Linked Lizard, Rosita the flamenco dancer and Wanda the Wizard. Things seem to go awry as a needy witch casts spells to compete with acts and musical numbers. Live music by classically trained guitarist Matthew Ocone. Songs in many languages.
Lily Silly Pupplet Workshop
Stick around after the puppet show for a puppet-making workshop! Make your own unique hand puppet to take home. You'll use fabric, beads, buttons, yarn, markers and hot glue to give your puppet a personality too.
Thanks to our
Kids' Tent Sponsors!
This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.