Malden Reads will hold a special all-ages event for the 2016 program—“Sunset, Storytelling and Stargazing on Waitt’s Mount”—to be held Saturday, April 30, weather permitting. The community is invited to the top of Waitt’s Mount Park in Malden (off Leonard Street) to watch the sunset, hear storytelling (for children) and gaze at the stars with the help of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB).
Professional storyteller Sharon Kennedy will begin telling stories at 7:30 p.m. with sunset occurring at 7:43 p.m. Parents with young children may only want to stay for the storytelling portion, but are welcome to stay longer. Stargazing will start after twilight, around 8:30 p.m. One or more telescopes will be set up for viewing and a member of the ATMoB will serve as a guide to the night sky.
Inspired by this year’s book selection, “The Martian” by Andy Weir, this event is a community celebration of both art and science, a chance to enjoy a “hidden gem” of a park in Malden, and a communal way to experience the awe of our place in the universe. In case of inclement weather, the alternate date is Saturday, May 21. For more details about parking, what to bring and what to expect, please visit the Malden Reads website at maldenreads.org and click on “Events.”
This event is sponsored in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, funded through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.