Summertime Together: Featuring Caponi Art Park

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Summertime Together LogoLast year, we road-tripped with all four kids to New York State.  We spent time by Lake Michigan, in the Allegheny Mountains, and at the Erie Canal and Niagara Falls. It was so memorable and extremely fun.  I did not expect it to be as much fun as it was.  But the trip and my family exceeded my expectations. I was thrilled.

This year?

Unfortunately, this year, we had to update our bathroom instead of going on vacation.  Good for the house, bad for a vacation.  So this year, we plan on discovering the family programs around town.  With two elementary-aged kids and two preschool-aged kids–well for that matter, two adults, we are becoming a diverse culture of our own.  Even with all the different interests, scattered around the Twin Cities are Family-designed activities.

Caponi Art Park in Eagan hosts not one but two of those activities:  Family Fun Tuesdays and Summer Performance Series.  Both of these activities are fun for the whole family!

Starting Tuesday, June 4-Tuesday, August 27, laugh and play on Family Fun Tuesdays.  For one hour from 10:00 am-11:00 am, you can join other metro families in the sculpture garden experiencing various ar forms and world cultures.  Hands on activities as well as storytelling, puppetry, music, and dance and visual arts.  It is free, but there is a suggested donation of $4 per person.

The Summer Performance Series performs on Sunday evenings June through August in the Theatre in the Woods ampitheater.  Performance time vary, but if you guess 6:30 pm, most likely, you will be on time.  These performances are also free but have a suggested donation of $5 per person. I love performing arts.  I love the theatre and music.  I love exposing my children to it.  I don’t do as well with the visual arts, but with these activities, we can go for the purpose of the performance. Completely unintentionally by me, my children will be able to enjoy visual  art as well.


Family Fun Tuesday Schedule

June 4, 2013  Jump, Sing, and Explore:  Discovering the Natural World (MacPhail Center for Music)

June 11, 2013 Wonders of Science: Sound with the Science Museum of Minnesota

June 18, 2013 Stories from the Laughing Chair with Jerry Blue

June 25, 2013  Reptiles and Amphibians from Dodge Nature Center

July 2, 2013  Molly and the Magic Boot Puppet Show by Open Eye Figure Theatre

July 9, 2013 Mexican Fok Dane (Los Alegres Bailadores)

July 16, 2013 Caribbean Music with the Maroons

July 23, 2013 What is Jazz?  with Joan Griffith and Ruth Mackenzie

July 30, 2013 Flamenco Para Todos with Flamenco Espana

August 6, 2013 Clicks, Claps, Clunks! with the Minnesota Percussion Trio

August 13, 2013 The Adventures of Don Quixote with Paulino Brener

August 20, 2013 Roe Family Singers: A Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly Band

August 27, 2013 Dance to the Four Winds with Ketzal Coatlicue

Summer Performance Schedule

June 23, 2013 7:00 pm Minnesota Sinfonia

June 30, 2013 6:30 pm The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

July 7, 2013 6:30 pm Sound and Place: Minnesota by Hugh Livingston, McKnight Visiting Composer with the American Composer Forum  

July 14, 2013 6:30 pm Dakota Valley Summer Pops Orchestra and Chorale

August 4, 2014 6:30 pm Bailes y Musica de Mariachi de Mexico by Los Alegres Bailadores and Mariachi Flor Y Canto

August 18, 2013 6:30 pm Mixed Precipitation’s Agent Fidelio: A Picnic Operetta

Go to one performance, go to them all.  Whatever you choose to do, you will have a memorable experience with your whole family. I am putting this on my calendar.  I hope to see you there!

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Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.


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