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Contact: Bridget Peregrino, 978-970-5031
Contact: Phil Lupsiewicz, 978-275-1705
Lowell, MA.— Temperatures are dropping, but fun is on the rise at Lowell Kids Week 2018! Lowell Kids Week is an annual festival of free family fun that takes place during February school vacation, February 19-24, 2018. Events are hosted throughout Lowell by over twenty partner organizations, offering approximately two dozen programs, and serving over 2,500 local kids and their families. This year, families will enjoy an exciting variety of new programs, as well as many returning favorites. There’s something for everyone, so get ready for a week full of creativity, discovery, and fun at Lowell Kids Week 2018! Here is a sneak peek of some of the programs you can look forward to:
- Kick off the week with Lowell Kids Week Family Festival. Come meet your neighbors, make art, and explore something new about your community! The festival will activities and giveaways from community organizations, kid-friendly workshops, art-making, and more.
- Your detective skills will be put to the test with a winter scavenger hunt at Hawk Valley Farm, become a ‘parkitect’ at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum at Lowell National Historical Park, and learn to weave at the Tsongas Industrial History Center.
- See Peter Rabbit at AMC Tyngsboro 12, learn and play traditional Khmer games, create a “Terrific Terrarium” and build your S.T.E.A.M skills.
- Weather too cold? Enjoy hot drinks and sweet treats along with arts and crafts at Coalition fo a Better Acre, BINGO with your grandparents at Council on Aging, and meet Rowdy the River Hawk at the Tsongas Center basketball court.
The fun doesn’t stop there! The complete schedule of events will be available February 1st 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 we offer throughout the year. Stop by the Visitor Center at 246 Market St. to learn more about park offerings, including April PLAYcation, Your City Saturdays, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Mill Girls and Immigrants Exhibit, ranger led tours, and upcoming special events.
For more information on Lowell Kids Week, visit www.lowellkidsweek.org or contact Lowell Kids Week Coordinator, Bridget Peregrino via email at e-mail us. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit www.nps.gov/lowe or call 978-970-5000.
Lowell Kids Week is presented by Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell Recreation Department, Angkor Dance Troupe, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Christ Church United in Lowell, Coalition for a Better Acre, Council on Aging, Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, JRI GRIP Community Based Services, Jumpstart-Children First, Lowell General Hospital, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Lowell Humane Society, Lowell Telecommunications, Making Art with Artists, Mill City Grows, Pollard Memorial Library, Tree House at Stop & Shop Chelmsford, Tsongas Industrial History Center, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Umbrella Community Arts Center, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), local artist Judith Bessette.