Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Phalen Freeze Fest! Don't Miss this FREE Family Event!

The story of Shingebiss and Winter Maker is told
with large puppets at last year’s Phalen Freeze Fest.

Join us on the lake or on the balcony of the boathouse to hear the Ojibwe legend of Shingebiss, dramatized by giant puppets at 5:30 PM. Use small hand puppets to join in the storytelling fun. This is the story of the determined duck that refused to be defeated by the Winter Maker.

Inspired by this plucky duck, you can take the Story Walk, snowshoe, fish through the ice, build snow caves and cook marshmallows over a fire. Try flashlight geocaching, boot hockey and more! Have fun with indoor crafts. Learn how to protect our lakes in the wintertime. Food will be on sale while supplies last. All equipment provided.
Ice fishing is one of many activities at Phalen Freeze Fest.

Faith Krogstad, St. Paul Parks and Rec, and Angie Hong, EMWREP,
prepare for Phalen Freeze Fest.

For a printable flyer of the event, click HERE.

Phalen Freeze Fest Puppet Making Workshops
[note: these workshops are now over, but mark your calendar for next year!  The puppets made at these workshops will be at the Phalen Freeze.]

Director Mary Henke-Haney assists puppeteers with WinterMaker
and Shingebiss puppets made for last year’s Phalen Freeze Fest.

Animal hats and merganser puppets crafted in workshops last year.

This event is free and no registration required.

Contact: Mary Henke-Haney, 651-248-6500 or go to this link for more information. This event is legacy funded.

Partners for Phalen Freeze Fest include: the City of St. Paul. St. Paul Parks and Recreation, Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District, Wilderness Inquiry, Urban Roots, St. Paul Public Library, Tips Outdoors, Minnesota DNR, St. Paul Natural Resources, Explore Outdoors Saint Paul with funding from the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment. 


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