Join Us for Seuss on the Loose

Get ready to dive into the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss as we celebrate Read Across America Week during March’s First Friday in downtown Macon! Join us on March 1, 2024, at NewTown Macon’s First Friday Family Fun Zone in Third Street Park, nestled between Mulberry and Cherry, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Activities Presented by NewTown Macon:

  • 📘 Enjoy a live performance by the children’s band Green Grass Green.
  • 📘 Meet and greet beloved characters like the Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2.
  • 📘 Embark on a StoryWalk™ and dive into a Seuss book displayed in downtown business windows.
  • 📘 Hunt for Seuss characters hidden around downtown for the chance to win a gift card to Bear’s Books.
  • 📘 Get creative with Seuss-themed crafts led by local artist Rhonda Miller.

Business Activities: Afterward, explore downtown Macon for even more Seuss-themed fun:

  • 📕 Hello Boba will offer face painting and screen Green Eggs and Ham (Netflix series) on their projector from 5 pm to 8 pm.
  • 📕 Taste and See will host a Seuss Photo Booth and serve mini Thing 1 and Thing 2 Cupcakes, along with $3 steamers for kids.
  • 📕 567 Center for the Arts will provide an interactive coloring sheet at the Graffiti Wall.
  • 📕 Your Pie will offer Thing 1 and Thing 2 gelato.
  • 📕 Total Fuze will give away books.
  • 📕Lawrence Mayer Florist: Seusstastic fun inside!
  • 📕Hotel Forty Five: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish food and drink specials on Loom’s patio
  • 📕Fall Line Brewing, Co.: Thing One & Thing Two Beer Slushies
  • 📕Just Tap’d: Seuss’s Red Fish Blue Fish Bowl (non-alcoholic so that kids can enjoy!)
  • 📕Daphne’s 525: Themed sale from the book “Oh the Places We Will Go” -customers will be able to pop a balloon to receive various discounts!
  • 📕Sweet Eleanor’s: Sip on their Lorax Frozen Orange Lemonade

Partner Activities: Join us as we partner with organizations like Library WoW, Visit Macon, United Way, Wesleyan Kids College, Macon Periods Easier, Book Em, the Junior League of Macon, Amerigroup, Emergency Management Agency, and Magnolia Soapbox Derby to spread the joy of reading and learning throughout our community.

As Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Note: The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

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