Children’s Day schedule announced

by on May 4th, 2012

Join us for a celebration of the arts in downtown Iowa City. The Summer of the Arts, Iowa Arts Festival, & Iowa City Public Library will present Children’s Day on Sunday, June 3, 2012, from noon to 4 p.m. in downtown Iowa City on City Plaza and Blackhawk Mini-Park (in case of rain, this event will be held in the Library).

The Family Stage will feature performing artists, and children can visit activity booths where they can create their own works of art and sign up for the Iowa City Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.


Noon – Storytelling with Deanne Wortman
12:20 p.m. – Pied Piper Concert with Orchestra Iowa’s Brass Quintet
1:00 p.m. – Magic Show with Eric Dany
1:40 p.m. – Ukelele Social Club of Johnson County
2:15 p.m. – Family Concert featuring Dave Moore
2:55 p.m. – Magician Ken Cooper
3:30 p.m. – Children’s Dancing with Nora Garda & Edith Barragan


Noon – Gary McCurdy, Iowa’s Tubador
1:00 p.m. – “As You Like It” performance by Riverside Theatre
2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Hula Hooping Fun-tivities with Taylor Biagi &


Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Balloon Artists from the Quad City Magic Club
Noon to 4:00 p.m. – Magical Fun with the Quad City Magic Club
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Gary McCurdy, Iowa’s Tubador


“DREAM BIG…READ” SUMMER READING PROGRAM REGISTRATIONSPLISH SPLASH WATERWORKS: Bubble Factory and Toddler Duck Pond • MUSIC IN MOTION: Yahoo Drummers, Kindermusik of West Music, and Music Together of Preucil School of Music • TELEVISION ART DRESS UP with PATV • ANIMAL KINGDOM with Witty Kitties Reptile Wrangling, the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, and R.E.A.D. Therapy Dogs of Johnson County • A RAINBOW OF CRAFTS FEATURING FELTING FUN, SPINNING, WEAVING, AND BEADWORK with the Iowa City Craft Guild, Beadology, and the Iowa Children’s Museum • MAKING MAGIC AND BALLOON ANIMALS with the Quad Cities Magic Club • GO GREEN with Soilmate’s Scott Koepke, Wilson’s Orchard, and the Iowa City Recycling Center • ART ADVENTURES with Blick Art Materials • ICPL’S FACE PAINTING AND LISA NYX PUPPETARIUMJACK NEUZIL’S GIANT DINOSAURS AND ARCHAEOLOGY DIG with the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History • CHESS CHALLENGE with Douglas Narveson

Register at Children’s Day for Library Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens, and Adults! Be sure to visit the
Summer of the Arts website at for more information on ALL Iowa Arts Festival events.

Children’s Day is brought to you by the Iowa City Public Library, The Summer of the Arts & the Iowa Arts Festival, and the many hours and generous donations of our friends. We thank them all!

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