The Arts are alive in Downtown Bangor! At this year’s Kid Central Festival, children of all ages will have a chance to engage and enjoy many offerings from some of Bangor’s wonderful arts organizations. Some highlights include:
Join a quartet from the Bangor Symphony Orchestra for a FREE kid-friendly concert and instrument petting zoo at the Maine Discovery Museum. Featuring familiar classics by Mozart and Vivaldi, fiddle tunes, and recent hits, kids will discover the full range of the string quartet in a fun and relaxed setting. Ideal for children ages 3 to 8; all ages welcome. Instrument petting zoo to follow approximately 30 minutes of music.
The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are performing the morning of Kid Central Festival at the Bangor Opera House. Join them and their hosts, Penobscot Theatre, for a free post-show Q&A and behind-the-scenes look into the world of puppetry starting at 11:30 am. For information on the earlier performance of “The Legend of the Banana Kid,” please visit www.penobscottheatre.org
Drop by the University of Maine Museum of Art anytime between 11:00 am and 4:00pm with your whole family to celebrate Kid Central Festival! Children and their families will learn about celebrations throughout the world from England to Mexico to Japan! Create traditional May baskets, Koinobori Flags (carp shaped flags from Japan), Cinco de Mayo crafts and many other artistic explorations of spring. All supplies are FREE!