Councilor Barbara Murphy in conjunction with Malden Reads invites you to attend Malden’s first Fairy House event!
We all need a break from technology and a chance to connect with the natural world so we invite you to participate in this community event. Fairy Houses are structures for fairies and nature’s other friends (hobbits, elves, gnomes, trolls) to visit. Sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pine cones and nuts are just some of the natural materials that can be used. Ranging from simple structures to intricate mansions and villages, these whimsical habitats are built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers reflecting their creativity, joy and reverence for the natural world.
You can work individually or with a group to plan ahead, design and pre-build a structure. Individuals and groups of all ages are welcome to enter pre-built houses. The pre-built houses will be part of the Fairy House Walk and will be entered into a contest. If you would like to pre-build a house contact Councilor Barbara Murphy by Thursday, August 20. at [email protected] for guidelines and more information.
A builder’s workshop will be held the day of the event for anyone wishing to build a fairy house that day. There will be many natural materials available to use and builders are encouraged to find additional materials in the park. All builders will receive a builder’s certificate.
The event will include an arts & craft table for kids, Story Hour with Library Director Dora St. Martin, and face painting. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch and spend the day! Light concessions with healthy snacks will be available.
Pine Banks Park is a beautiful green space located on the Malden/Melrose line. This event is inspired by Tracy Kane’s award winning Fairy Houses Series. Learn more about this event on the Malden Reads website at www.maldenreads.org/events.
Pine Banks Park
Contact: Barbara Murphy
email: [email protected]