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Miller Park Pirate StoryWalk® & ETHEL and Robert Mirabal: The River

Free Family Fun!

Miller Park Pirate StoryWalk® • Thurs., Sept. 19 • 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Celebrate International Talk like a Pirate Day at a Miller Park StoryWalk®!
Meet at the bottom of the Miller Park Pavilion near where the pirate ships are docked (near the paddle boats) to walk and read The Treasure of
Pirate Frank
by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated by Jez Tuya. Crafts, games, and a small snack will also be provided.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries, including Germany,
Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk®
was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help
of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

The Bloomington Public Library and the Bloomington
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department
are pleased to offer this cooperative program.

 

After the StoryWalk® stay for a free concert...

ETHEL and Robert Mirabal: The River  - FREE Preview- 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM on Miller Park Bandstand

Continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, the group ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder, and three-time GRAMMY® Award winner, present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is Water as the embodiment of Spirit, and its essential role in Life on Earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative,and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group. Additional support from the Western Arts Alliance is made possible by
the National Endowment for the Arts, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.