Makenna from The Boston Book Festival contacted me last week to tell me about a kids festival that is coming to Boston on June 4th. She asked me to share the love with you on Les Petits Gazette. If you live in or around Boston and you have kids, this is definitely worth checking out.

Hubbub is a new festival celebrating creativity, inventiveness, and exploration for children ages zero to twelve and their families. Hubbub is presented by the Boston Book Festival, but books are just the beginning of what kids and families will discover. Our goal is to inspire and encourage creativity with a combination of world-class authors and artistic acts, as well as hands-on activities and experiences where kids will experiment, design, and create. We believe that curiosity, excitement, wonder, and play are the keys to lifelong learning.”

Hubbub is hosting events and workshops at venues like The Boston Public Library and Copley Square on June 4th and is free for all ages! (Whaaaaa???) There are activities up the wazoo, but there are some events I definitely want to go check out with Finn and Bennett.

Norah Dooley is hosting Tell a Story, Take It Home at the Public Library Rey Room from 9:45am to 11:15am. I know Finn would LOVE this.
“Become a storyteller—and then share your stories with family and friends! Master storyteller Norah Dooley will first introduce classic storytelling techniques by spinning an entertaining traditional tale. Then it’s your turn! Working in small groups, you’ll build your story, practice it, and even add sound effects. Then we’ll record the stories for you to take home! No experience necessary—Norah Dooley can transform anyone into a storyteller!”

If we don’t do Tell a Story, Take it Home, I’ll take both boys to the Copley Square Lawn from 10:00am – 10:45am for Circus Kids with Esh Circus Arts.
“In this introductory course, Esh Circus Arts instructors familiarize participants with a wide variety of fun and exciting circus skills, including ground acrobatics, tumbling, juggling, wire-walking, hula hooping, and more! Instructors work with your child’s individual skill level and interest for an enriching experience. No background in gymnastics or acrobatics is required.”

Bennett would love Music with Ms. Wyndy (Gwyndolyn Jones) in the Peekaboo Tent, which is happening at 10:30am to 11:00am and again at 12:30pm to 1:00pm
“A typical children’s performance with Ms. Wyndy is geared toward ages 2–5 years old but is appropriate for all ages. Families are strongly encouraged to engage in music with their children. Participants will sing and use their bodies for dancing and body percussion. Children will also explore some hand-held instruments, finger plays, and much more. Children will even have a chance to play Ms. Wyndy’s djembe drum and strum Cindy, her guitar.”

Ian Falconer’s Olivia books are some of Finn’s favorites and he can Meet Olivia in the Boston Public Library Courtyard from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
“Strike a pose and snap a selfie with Olivia, everyone’s favorite precocious piglet!”

There will be Giant Monkey Puppets walking around all day at Copley Square. (How rad do these guys look!?!?)

Go to http://hubbubfest.org/ for all the deets!

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