We’re so excited to celebrate Duckling Day this Sunday with families from the Boston area and our special guest Jane McCloskey! Jane is the daughter of Robert McCloskley, author of the book that is the inspiration behind our Duckling Day Parade. The parade has become a wonderful Boston tradition that allows families to come together and have fun in the Boston Common and Public Garden.
One of our favorite parts of this Mother’s Day celebration is the dramatic reading of Make Way for Ducklings, by The Wheelock Family Theatre. But this year we’ve got even more in store! Jane has offered to sign copies of a book she wrote about her father, she will also have copies of her father’s beloved story on hand. Jane will be there all day to enjoy the Wheelock Family Theater Performance and all the fun activities inspired by Make Way For Ducklings.
If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late! You and your family can still register anytime leading up to the event, you can even register on the Common Sunday morning. Check out our newly-designed website for more information on the event and register by clicking here. Don’t forget to get your duck costumes ready, too! It’s a tradition that children participating in the festivities dress like their favorite duckling from the storybook. Registration and entertainment (including face painting, magicians and balloon artists!) begin on the Common at 10:30 A.M. at the base of the Shaw Memorial, across Beacon Street from the State House. The parade will begin promptly at noon.
We can’t wait to see you at Duckling Day! And many thanks to Jane for sharing this special day with us!