Save the Date: Fifth Avenue Family Festival, April 28

April 18, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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The non-profit community arts organization Puppetry Arts will once again partner with the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District ( 5 Avenue BID) of Park Slope to host the Third Annual Fifth Avenue Family Festival. The event will be held on Saturday April 28th, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on 4th Street at 5th Ave along the park at the Old Stone House rain or shine.

Free and open to the public, this family festival includes puppet- and mask-making, face painting, bouncy moon walk, cotton candy, hot dogs and more. Local BID restaurants like Backyard, 7-Eleven and Baluchis will be selling food, and there will be live performances by local bands all day including the Berkley Carroll Jazz Ensemble.

Fuze Beverage will invite kids to create unique spin art with a bicycle and NY Life will give parents the chance to create ID kits for their kids. The first 200 kids will receive 5th Ave BID Gift Bags filled with tons of goodies.

“Our events have become a tradition for many families,” says Puppetry Arts Executive Director Tim Young, “We certainly appreciate the support we get from the community to host them helping us secure enriching family activities.”

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Special guests include Sandy the Seagull, the Good Neighbear from State Farm, and cameos by Star Wars Costume Volunteers from the 501st Empire City Garrison and the Echo Base Rebel Legion.

Puppetry Arts provides free puppet making workshops in public schools that mesh with the grade level curriculum, free public performances of original musicals for families and adults, and large community events that provide accessible and affordable family activities.

Supporting all of these projects is the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP!) which is a civic-based volunteer program for youth. For information about upcoming events or to contribute to their mission visit or call 718-768-3703.

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