Kids Enjoying Music at Lowell’s Boardinghouse Park

It was great to see all the kids downtown today at Lowell’s Boarding House Park enjoying one of the “Kids” sessions of the Summer Music Series. Despite the heat everyone seemed to be having fun under good supervision and the watchful eye of  Deputy Superintendent of the Lowell National Historical Park – Peter Aucella. This entire series is Peter’s baby and he pays careful attention – maintaining the high quality of the entertainment and the experience. On Wednesdays and Thursday it’s FREE for kids. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the series:

Free Fun For Kids

All shows are FREE Each will include:

  • 10:00 am Make-and-take art
  • Natural and organic snacks
  • 11:00 am Performance
  • Noon National Trolley Park rides

 Thursday August 5, 2010 11:00 AM

Bari Koral
Great Songs for kids that parents dig!
Wednesday August 11, 2010 11:00 AM
The Nields
Fun sing-alongs for all!
Thursday August 12, 2010 11:00 AM
Award-Winning Magic Concert!
I have a soft spot for Bonaparte since he was one of our first performers – and a big hit – back in the early days of  Family First Night when the Lowell Office of Cultural Affairs (LOCA) under the leadership of then Director Rosemary Noon and a dynamic committee brought the festivities to the late afternoon/early evening so that Lowell families could have News Years Eve fun in a safe environment. BTW, those festivities were complete with face painting, games, cratfs, music, parades, etc and spectacular early evening fireworks. Our late old friends Sue Leggat and Mary Bacigalupo were so helpful getting us going and keeping things fun. But time and new leadership brings  changes – doesn’t it?

2 Responses to Kids Enjoying Music at Lowell’s Boardinghouse Park

  1. Mary Ann Coffin says:

    I so remember Family First Night and was so sad to see it go. My kids were grown up and gone but I had a great time with friends walking around downtown in the snow…seeing all the great women behind it I can see why it was that great!

  2. Nancye says:

    What a great time Family First Night was in Lowell. I was so sad when it ended. Love remembering Sue, Mary and the others who made it such a great event. Thanks for the memories.