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Social Distancing Activity: People’s Light brings Folk Tale Magic Outdoors

Beginning July 29, catch Folk Tales in the Garden!

Throughout this pandemic, we have been overwhelmed by the creativity within our community to keep us connected and entertained despite so much being locked down. Taking children to family-friendly performances is one of the things we miss most about the “beforetimes,” but People’s Light is stepping in to help with that as well.


Beginning July 29 and running through August 22, you can join People’s Light for Folk Tales in the Garden, a socially distanced, interactive, outdoor offering for families with children ages 2-10. The performances will take place Wednesdays through Saturdays at 10 am, by reservation only.


In each 45-minute performance, two storytellers will lead families through a world creation story inspired by Korean and First Nations folk tales about curiosity, courage, and caring. And though the performers maintain a six-foot distance—even from each other!—audience participation is definitely still included.


The event takes place on the front lawn of The Farmhouse on People’s Light campus. To ensure social distancing, availability is very limited and seating is spread out throughout the lawn. Sunscreen and hats are recommended; masks are required.


Tickets are available online, and reservations are required to attend. Each family or group can purchase either a picnic table or “story circle” seating on the grass—lawn chairs are not permitted, as they could obstruct others’ views. Reservations are $30 per group (up to 5 people). People’s Light will only accommodate eight reservations per day, and multiple parties cannot be seated together. Face masks are required but can be removed while seated at a picnic table or in story circle seating. Coffee, juice boxes, and breakfast pastries will be available for purchase from an outdoor concession stand. Free accessible parking is available very close to the event location as well.


People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road in Malvern. “Folk Tales in the Garden” will run Wednesdays—Saturdays at 10 am from July 29—August 22.


Photograph courtesy of People’s Light.


Contributing Writer