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29 May 2019

Instrument Petting Zoo at Kids Day in Burlington

The Instrument Petting Zoo spent the day at Burlington Kids Day at Waterfront Park on May 11th. Over a 5-hour stretch (longer than we usually commit to!), hundreds of kids and families passed by the petting zoo tent and tried the instruments. We hope the opportunity sparked some future musical experiences!

Here are a few IPZ installations we are planning:

  • 7/15/19+ Summit School Trad Camp, E. Montpelier
  • 7/19/19 Charlotte Public Library
  • 7/22/19-7/26/19 YTV Trad Camp, Shelburne
  • 8/17/19 Peacham Acoustic Music Festival, Peacham
  •  9/1/19 New World Festival, Randolph
  • 9/21/19 Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival, Shelburne
  • 12/6/19 Vermont International Festival, Essex
  •  12/31/19 Highlight in Burlington

Other projects with the IPZ include monthly visits to Baird 5 at UVM Children’s Hospital, finding a easy-to-access storage space, and the ongoing task of completing an inventory of all the instruments and labeling them with more durable labels.  Support provided by The Mockingbird Foundation.