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Newport News Children's Festival of Friends

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10:00am

Newport News Park
13560 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23603

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present the thirtieth Newport News Children's Festival of Friends.

Schedule of Events

11:00 am: ZooPro (Animals)
12:00 pm: Scott Wagoner Magic
1:00 pm: Rainbow Puppet Production's "Creatures Great & Small"
2:00 pm: Mosaic Steel Drum Jr. Ensemble, Sponsored by the Newport News Arts Commission
3:00 pm: Newport News City Arts (Dance)
Location: Discovery Stage

Storytelling/Meet and Greet
Pout Pout Fish - 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Little Critter - 12:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Frog & Toad - 2:30 pm


Navy Fleet & Family Support Center- brochures, GAK

City of Newport News Fire Department- SAFE house, stickers, fire hats

Newport News Engineering- coloring books, lanyards, prize wheel

Newport News Public Library Systems- activities, button, storytelling

Newport News Police Department- K9 demo

Newport News Recycling (Public Works)- recycling relay, green hairspray

Mad Science- exciting, hands-on science experiments

Newport News Master Gardeners- Make-and-Take Flower Activity

Newport News Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association- coloring and activity books, bendable figurines, prize wheel

HR CAP- arts and crafts, coloring/drawing station

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Youth Programs - crafts, games, summer camp info.

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Instructional Programs - face painting, gymnastics tumbling course, class demos, craft

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Aquatics - under the sea activity

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism Tennis Program - tennis games & activities

Sister Cities of Newport News, Inc. - coloring activities, international flag display

Newport News Tourism - handouts, prize wheel, photo op

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center - literature, art activity

Denbigh East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses - coloring activities, crafts

Charity Independent Baptist Church - flyers, toys, candy

NN- Hampton Chapter- Continental Societies, Inc. - arts & crafts, literature

Boy Scouts of America - games

Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast - membership and camp information, children's activities, give-a-ways

Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula - brochures, face painting, coloring sheets

Center for Sexual Assault Survivors - literature, buttons, personalized door hangers

Newport News Healthy Families - program information, activities

Virginia Cooperative Extension - information about programs, give-a-ways, finger painting

Department of Medical Assistance Services (FAMIS) - literature, give-a-ways, coloring books and crayons

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - hula hoops, basket shot, magnets, candy, Wheel of Famous People

Edmarc Hospice for Children - brochures, coloring pages, craft, tic-tac-toe, Wags (mascot)

CASA- games and prizes, hand outs

Newport News Radio Control Club - remote airplanes, helicopters, drones, rc simulators

Hope Church - games and prizes, face painting, summer activity list

Gum Tree Farm - farm animals and sheep shearing demonstrations

Pony Rides - pony rides for children

ZooPro - live animal exhibit

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter - shelter and adoption info., adoption van, craft

Fun Bus - fitness fun on wheels

Newport News Animal Services - Animal Services truck, animal welfare display

FREE Inflatable Rides - moon bounces, slides, trackless train, and obstacle course

Preschool PlayZone - created especially for the younger fans of the Festival

Midtown Mystiques Synchronized Swimming - activity, princess characters

Bricks4 Kidz - legos

Drum Your Dream- drum circles

Food Vendors
- Couture Cakes by Nika
- Jubilee Fun Foods
- Crazy Pops Gourmet Popsicles
- Deep Fried Inc.
- Green Mountain Kettle Korn
- Hawaiian Sno
- Le Waf
- Mr. Potato
- Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cake of VA
- Over the Moon Pizza
- Capt. Harrell & Sons Seafood Kitchen
- Sugar Shack
- Ben & Jerry's
- El Coqui Puerto Rican Cuisine

$5.00 parking fee per vehicle.
General Admission: Free

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