Another Adventure with Puppets on the Common

In the summer of 2011 after a sixteen-year absence, thanks to the vision of member Wendy Almquist, the Friends revived the tradition of puppet shows on the Common at the Parkman Bandstand. Over 200 children and parents attended the inaugural performances of this program, which we plan to expand in the coming years. On Thursday, August 23, puppets will return to the Boston Common for the second annual Puppets on the Common event.  This year’s performance is especially noteworthy since it will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Parkman Bandstand.

The Three Singing Princesses will be performed by Rosalita’s Puppets under the artistic direction of Master Puppeteer Charlotte Door and in collaboration with the “Stiletto Singers”. This musical show will feature three singers, masks, hand puppets and audience participation. The show is free and open to the public thanks to a generous grant from the M. Holt Massey Charitable Trust. Simply show up at the Boston Common and prepare to be entertained!

When: Thursday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Parkman Bandstand on the Boston Common

The Parkman Bandstand is located near the Boylston Street Subway Station off of Tremont Street, near the tennis courts. Guests are welcome to bring a blanket or a chair. In the case of inclement weather, up to 30 children can be accommodated beneath the Parkman dome on a first-come, first-served basis. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on Puppets on the Common contact the Friends of the Public Garden at 617-723-8144 or via email at

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