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Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department are proud to present the 2015 ParkARTS Boston Children’s Festival on Tuesday, August 18, at Franklin Park in Dorchester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a rain date on August 19. ParkARTS is made possible through the generosity of Holly and David Bruce.                                

Children and families from throughout Boston have the opportunity to participate in a variety of free activities including exploring a Boston Fire Department fire truck, Science on the Street, a show by Rosalita’s Puppets, Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, the Bubble Guy, Brain Teasers with Boston Children’s Hospital, dance performances, and more.      
The August 18 event will also include book giveaways from ReadBoston, identification kits from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, a visit from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, face painting, and free treats from HP Hood LLC, Cabot Cheese, and Polar Beverages.   
The location of the festival is on Pierpont Road off Circuit Drive, near the back entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo. By MBTA, take the Orange Line to Forest Hills and the #16 bus to the Zoo. By car, the park can be reached from Blue Hill Avenue, Seaver Street, or Circuit Drive. 
There is ample free parking and the park is fully handicapped accessible. For further information, call (617) 635-4505 or visit or

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