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Families! Fire up your imaginations at Lowell Kids Week 2014

Young girl in pink shirt with a purple knit hat sits with her back to us at a small hand operated loom.  To her right is a male park ranger, looking at where she is pointing.
Young girl works a hand loom at Kids Week Lowell
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News Release Date: January 21, 2014
Contact: Emily Levine, 978-275-1780
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, Massachusetts. Stretch your brain, express yourself, and explore global cultures in our community at Lowell Kids Week 2014! Lowell Kids Week is an annual festival of free family fun that takes place during February school vacation, February 17-23, 2014.Events are hosted by over fifteen partner organizations and take place at locations throughout Lowell. The complete schedule of events will be available February 1 at www.lowellkidsweek.org. All programs are free, but many require pre-registration – plan ahead and register early!

Lowell Kids Week offers of nearly fifty free programs, serves over 2,000 local kids and their families, and builds connections among a diverse group of local organizations, agencies, and businesses. This year, families will enjoy an exciting variety of new programs, as well as many returning favorites. There's something for everyone, from toddlers to tweens!

  • Get active with free ice skating courtesy of the Lowell Recreation Department and a salsa dance workshop at Lowell National Historical Park
  • Take a walk on the wild side at the Pollard Memorial Library's Animal Adventures
  • Fire up your imagination with bookmaking and museum explorations at Lowell National Historical Park, Creative Cars with local artist Judy Bessetteand weaving at the Tsongas Industrial History Center
  • Take in a show with performances by the Lil' Iguana Children's Safety Foundation, the Red Lotus Lion Dance Troupe, and the Angkor Dance Troupe
  • Rise to the challenge with Bingo at the Senior Center and an Inventor's Workshop at Lowell National Historical Park

Find details for these and many other exciting programs at www.lowellkidsweek.org.

Lowell Kids Week is just one part of the exciting family programming planned for the upcoming year at Lowell National Historical Park. Stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market St. to learn more about park offerings, including Your City Saturdays, the Junior Ranger program, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger led tours, and special events about Lowell's many other cultural attractions.

For more information on Lowell Kids Week, visit www.lowellkidsweek.org, or contact Lowell National Historical Park at (978) 970-5000 or emily_levine@nps.gov. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000.

Lowell Kids Week is presented by the American Textile History Museum, Angkor Dance Troupe, Enterprise Bank, Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, Lowell Film Collaborative, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Lowell Recreation Department, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Senior Center, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Middlesex Community College Multicultural Programs, New England Quilt Museum, Pollard Memorial Library, Tsongas Industrial History Center, UMass Lowell Vietnamese Student Association, independent artist Judy Bessette, Prof. Thomas Malone (UMass Lowell), and additional partners to be announced.


Did You Know?

Factory Bell, Lowell, MA

The factory bells dominated daily life in Lowell. They woke the workers at 4:30 a.m., called them into the mill at 4:50, rang them out for breakfast and back in, out and in for dinner, out again at 7 p.m. at the day's close. The whole city, it seemed, moved together and did the mills' bidding.