“May the Fourth” Be with You: Star Wars Day 2019

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Star Wars fans, celebrate "May the Fourth" be with you day and check out one of these stellar tri-state events!

FREE BLUE MANATEE LITERACY PROJECT STAR WARS DAY 

Pick up an “out of this world” book and celebrate “May the Fourth” be with you day. Author Chris Reiff will be in store signing copies of his book “Death Star Owner’s Technical Manual: Imperial DS-1 Orbital Battle Station”, a replica R2 – D2 will be in store and there may even be a special appearance by Fluke Skywalker!  Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore,

3094 Madison Road, Cincinnati;

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.;

513-257-0774 or bluemanatee.org.

FREE FAMILY LITERACY FAIR 2019

Community partners will be on site to answer questions and give information about local family resources. Screenings will be available for children; there will also be an activity room full of fun games, a Star Wars themed storytime and great tunes performed by Songs for Seeds. While supplies last, each child will receive a free book!

CCPL Newport Branch

901 East 6th St., Newport;

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.;

859-572-5033 or cc-pl.org.

LIVING IN SPACE

Play, experiment and investigate to discover how astronauts adapt to survive in space during their missions to the moon and the International Space Station.   

Cincinnati Museum Center

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati;

2  – 2:30 p.m.;

Program included with discovery pass admission ($14.50 adults, $13.50 seniors, $10.50 children, free for members).;

513-287-7000 or cincymuseum.org.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: MAKE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SABER

Head to the Nature Playscape to craft a saber out of natural materials; pick the perfect willow stick and then craft it’s unique handle. Hang around for an adventure in nature, play with friends and celebrate “May the 4th be with You” day.   

Cincinnati Nature Center,

4949 Tealtown Road, Milford;

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.;

Program included with daily admission. ($9 adults, $6 seniors, $4 children 4 – 12 years old, free for members and children 3 and under.);

513-831-1711 or cincynature.org.

 

FREE MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU MOVIE DAY

Grab your young padawans and head to the library for a fun Star Wars movie day.  

Covington Branch KCPL,

502 Scott Blvd., Covington;

12:30  – 4:30 p.m.;

859-962-4000 or kentonlibrary.org.

FREE MAY THE FOURTH CELEBRATION

Calling all Star Wars fans! Hop aboard your Starfighter and head to the library to celebrate “May the Fourth be with You” day.  There will be fun themed crafts, games and hands-on activities. Artists and illustrators from the Cincinnati Fan Art Collective will be on site and there will also be a Star Wars themed art exhibit.   

Main Branch,

800 Vine St., Cincinnati;

1 – 3 p.m.;

513-369-6900 or cincinnatilibrary.org.

 

FREE RIVERCON

May the Fourth be with You during this fun Star Wars and environmental themed day! There will be a 5K (registration required), costume contest, Jedi training activities, water-related safety demonstrations, vendors and more.   

Bicentennial Commons River Center,

120 Carmody Blvd., Middletown;

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.;

A valid MetroParks vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more information.;

513-867-5835 or yourmetroparks.net.

 

STAR WARS DAY AT NEWPORT AQUARIUM

Jedi, Stormtroopers and young padawans should jet on over to the Newport Aquarium for a special “May the Fourth” be with you celebration unlike any other. The aquarium will be transformed into a galaxSEA far, far away. Guests can explore the light and dark side, watch an underwater space battle, be immersed into the Star Wars world with intergalactic decor and on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. they can even meet tons of special costumed visitors from the 501st Legion.  

Newport Aquarium,

1 Aquarium Way, Newport;

Event is Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5 @ 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.- Costumed characters Saturday only from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.;

Included with general admission (Free for members, $25.99 adults, $17.99 children ages 2 – 12 years old). ;

18004063474 or newportaquarium.com/visitor-tips/aquarium-events/may-the-4th.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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