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April PLAYcation 2019

Rangers greet young and old for PLAYcation
Rangers greet young and old for PLAYcation

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News Release Date: April 1, 2019

Contact: Andrew Donovan, 978-970-5000

Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705

Lowell, Massachusetts.  – Spring is here and Lowell has its sights on April PLAYcation! This annual lineup of free family fun takes place during April vacation. From April 13-20, 2019, more than a dozen partner organizations will host events throughout Lowell. Together, they will serve more than two thousand local kids and their families.
 
For 2019, families will enjoy an exciting variety of new programs and many returning favorites. There’s something for everyone, so get ready for a week full of creativity, discovery, and fun at April PLAYcation!
Here are just some of the FUN and free things you can do this year:
·Spring Fling (Coalition for a Better Acre): Celebrate spring, learn about planting, and great creative with spring arts and crafts.
·Weaving and Engineering Workshops (Tsongas Industrial History Center): Try your hand at weaving or complete an engineering challenge.
·Peas on Earth (Mill City Grows @ Mill No.5): Make a ‘Germination Necklace’ or decorate a cup with a pea plant that you can take home.
·Fun With Fish at the Spalding House (Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust): Explore the historic Spalding House and learn about fish migration through hands-on activities.
·Paint Your Town Art Program (NFI Family Resource Center): Get crafty and try sponge painting, water colors, marble painting, and more!
·National Junior Ranger Day and Fee Free Day at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum (Lowell National Historical Park): Tour the Boott Cotton Mills Museum for free and become a Junior Ranger!
...and LOTS more!

 
 

The complete schedule of events is available online at www.lowellkidsweek.org. All programs are free, but many require pre-registration – plan ahead and register early!
 
Lowell Kids Week is just one of the many programs Lowell National Historical Park offers throughout the year. Stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market St. to learn more about park offerings, including Hands On History, April PLAYcation, Your City Saturday, ranger led tours, and other special events. For more information on Lowell Kids Week, visit www.lowellkidsweek.org or contact Lowell Kids Week Coordinator, Andrew Donovan at e-mail us. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowell or call 978-970-5000.
 
April PLAYcation is presented by Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Recreation Department, Coalition for a Better Acre, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Sanctuary, Mill City Grows, NFI Family Resource Center, Pollard Memorial Library, Tsongas Industrial History Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Umbrella Community Arts Center.
  

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Last updated: April 1, 2019

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