Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Indy Parks and Recreation offers fun for the whole family this Saturday! Visit Garfield Park to learn how to fold, cut and "plant" paper at Paper Jam. In the spirit of popular events such as Christmas at Garfield and Ghoulish Garfield, all three facilities at Garfield Park have coordinated to create a unique park-wide attraction around a seemingly unassuming thing - paper!

At the Burrello Family Center you can design and fly paper planes with paper plane technician, Mac McCrary and The Hoosier Kitefliers Society will also be on hand to share the secrets of making a high-flying paper kite. At The Conservatory and Sunken Garden you can work with Indy Parks' horticulturalists to create paper containing seeds you can plant in your garden. At the Arts Center you can learn origami with Brian Webb from Indiana-Regional Origami Network (IRON) of Folders and study the art of paper cutting with artist Beatriz Vasquez-Schlebecker.

Keep on "jamming" to live music by Last Drop Jugband at the Arts Center - you can even make your own paper instrument and play along.

While at the park, visit the playgrounds, monuments, creeks and other natural attractions. Bring a picnic and make it 'A Day at Garfield Park.'

Discover Garfield Park this weekend! For more information, call The Arts Center at 327-7135.

WHAT: Paper Jam at Garfield Park
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010
WHERE: Garfield Park, 2345 Pagoda Drive

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