Activities for Kids on the Greenway (Happy Birthday, Rose!)

Despite the fact that the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is ridiculously underfunded (see today’s story in the Boston Globe about the state slashing its funding by 25 percent), there’s still reason to celebrate what we do have.

Tomorrow, the Greenway Conservancy is throwing a daylong party to celebrate Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy’s birthday and the theme for the day is taken from the story of Rose’s Garden, written by local luminary Peter H. Reynolds. Reynolds, author/illustrator extraordinaire (Ish, The Dot, The North Star) dedicated the book to the Kennedy clan’s matriarch and details a young girl’s dream to plant a garden in the city.

Rose’s Rolling Teapot, a replica of the illustration in Rose’s Garden, will make its way around town, stopping at various locations along the Greenway District from 11:30am to 5pm. There will be family-friendly activities such as art projects, storybook readings, lawn games and food. Look for it at the Children’s Museum at 11:30am; the New England Aquarium at 1pm; and in the North End Parks 3-5pm.

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