Kid City Project

2018 KID City Flyer

Welcome to KID CITY! 

Maplewood Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the award-winning artists of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for Year 3 of KID CITY, thanks to funding from Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul Foundation, and Bigelow Foundation. 
Exciting things are on the way in 2018! 

  • Everyone is invited to the August LAUGH IN: Celebrate Maplewood's Day of Laughter with the Joke Swap Challenge, performances and lots of laughs at Edgerton Park.  FREE fun for the entire family!
  • Maplewood Parks & Recreation's Celebrate Summer Events: Jump into creative mayhem and fun surprises with KID CITY artists at these FREE Wednesday night events at various Maplewood Parks.

Upcoming Kid City Programs:
  • Somalia's Balloon, June 6 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Afton Heights Park
  • Giant Birds Puppet Lab, July 4 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Hazelwood Park (Light it up Maplewood Celebration)
  • A La Carte, July 18 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at MCC/YMCA
  • Community Night, August 2 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Gladstone Park
  • 3rd Annual Laugh In, August 22 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Edgerton Park  

    • Kid City Programming Overview: 
      • Laughter Labs -  Get Maplewood laughing!  Explore humor from all angles with jokes, improv and clowning around.
      • Laugh In - On August 22, 2018,  the entire community is invited to celebrate Maplewood's 3rd Annual Day of Laughter at Edgerton Park.
      • Laughter Museums - Hee hee hee and ha ha ha. At these interactive kiosks you can hear laughter and see a funny face gallery of Maplewood youth and adults.
      • Brainstorm Theater  - Brainstorm, improvise and act out solutions to real-life challenges in Maplewood.  Share your ideas with the City!
      • KID CITY Council - Youth explore the stories of community organizations and individuals who are making a positive, creative contribution to making Maplewood strong.
      • Happy Places - Where is your Happy Place?  Design your own toy theater and use green screen video to put yourself in your Happy Place.
      • My City Parks - Explore ideas to bring citizens of Maplewood together across divides by collaboratively envisioning and creating models of parks and public art.  Make miniature versions of your ideal city parks which will be presented, video recorded and shown to the Maplewood City Council.
      • Celebrate Summer - Free outdoor events at various Maplewood Parks.  Explore your creative side with fun activities for all ages.
      Stay up to date with everything Kid City has planned via Facebook, Twitter, and our hashtag #KidCityMN. 

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