Enjoy a carnival-style performance of music, dance, stories, and masks inspired by the folkloric traditions of Puerto Rico during this exciting morning presented in collaboration with the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and MI CASA Family Service & Educational Center.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Music and Masks: Make your own rhythm instruments with a mask motif and join the carnival! (Hartford Courant Room)
Parade Banners: Make a banner for the parade! (Avery Court)
10:30 am – 11:00 am: ABCs: Art, Books, Connections Tour
Listen to stories and make connections to works of art. For young children and accompanying adults. Meet at Information Desk
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Cantastorias/ Stories in Song and Dance
Visitors are invited to join a processional spectacle of cantastoria painting performances, masked dances, bomba singing stories, and traditional Puerto Rican dances throughout the museum. Feel the beat of the drums and watch the puppets, masks, and dancing by Raices Folkloric Dance Troupe. (First Floor)
Parents must accompany children 12 and under at all times. Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry’s “World of Puppetry in Hartford” project is sponsored by grants from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and Judith Zachs. Second Saturdays for Families are funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.