Kid City Project

Welcome to KID CITY! 

Maplewood Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the award-winning artists of Z Puppets Rosenschnoz for Year 2 of KID CITY, thanks to funding from Minnesota State Arts Board, St. Paul Foundation, and Bigelow Foundation.

Exciting things are on the way in 2017!
  • Look for KID CITY school programs this spring at Weaver Elementary School (My City Parks 4th grade residency and Leader in Me/KID CITY video team) and John Glenn Middle School (Brainstorm Theater and KID CITY Council after school programs).
  • Everyone is invited to the April LAUGH IN: Celebrate Maplewood's Day of Laughter with the Joke Swap Challenge, performances and lots of laughs at the Maplewood Community Center.  FREE fun for the entire family!
  • Summer Maplewood Parks & Recreation WOW Events: Jump into creative mayhem and fun surprises with KID CITY artists at these FREE Wednesday night events at Wakefield Park.

Upcoming Kid City Programs:
  • LAUGH IN: Saturday, April 1, 4:00PM at the Maplewood Community Center - YMCA  FREE treats and entertainment and lots of laughs with KID CITY artists, Maplewood Police, and Maplewood City Council


Kid City Programming Overview: 
  • Laughter Labs -  Get Maplewood laughing!  Explore humor from all angles with jokes, improv and clowning around.
  • Laugh In - On April 1, 2017,  the entire community is invited to celebrate Maplewood's 2nd Annual Day of Laughter at the Maplewood Community Center - YMCA.
  • Laughter Museums - Hee hee hee and ha ha ha. At these interactive kiosks you can hear laughter and see a funny face gallery of Maplewood youth and adults.
  • Brainstorm Theater  - Brainstorm, improvise and act out solutions to real-life challenges in Maplewood.  Share your ideas with the City!
  • KID CITY Council - Youth explore the stories of community organizations and individuals who are making a positive, creative contribution to making Maplewood strong.
  • Happy Places - Where is your Happy Place?  Design your own toy theater and use green screen video to put yourself in your Happy Place.
  • My City Parks - Explore ideas to bring citizens of Maplewood together across divides by collaboratively envisioning and creating models of parks and public art.  Make miniature versions of your ideal city parks which will be presented, video recorded and shown to the Maplewood City Council.
  • WOW at Wakefield - Free outdoor events at Wakefield Park.  Explore your creative side with fun activities for all ages.
Stay up to date with everything Kid City has planned via Facebook, Twitter, and our hashtag #KidCityMN. 

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