IRONBOUND: Puppet show brings out smiles at Riverbank Park



    The Childrens Pavilion at Riverbank Park, in the Ironbound section of Newark, rang out with smiles and laughter on August 6, when Kathleen Jacobs presented her puppet show. The show, “Magic Pots & Recycled Bottles”, uses puppets made by recycling common objects found around the home.

    Children from Brighter Tomorrow, Paganini School, Ironbound Community Corporation Summer Arts Program and Riverfront Park Summer Camp, and the Ironbound Boys & Girls Club enjoyed Ms. Jacobs presentation of folk tales using her homemade puppets.

    After the show, Ms. Jacobs spent extra time with the older children from ICC’s Riverfront Park Summer Camp, showing them how her puppets were made, and how they could do it themselves.

    The free puppet show was part of the 2014 Cultural Arts Program at Riverbank Park sponsored by SPARK Friends of Riverbank Park, and supported by PNC Foundation and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts/ administered by the Essex County Division of Cultyural and Historic Affairs.

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    (photos by Joseph Nardone).