The annual parade is held on Mother's Day honoring the famed children's story "Make Way For Ducklings."
CBS Boston reported that over 1,000 children turned out to the Boston Public Garden Sunday for the annual Ducklings Day Parade. The annual event is held on Mother's Day and is a celebration of the children's story "Make Way For Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey, which is commemorated by the series of statues in the park near the corner of Beacon and Charles Street. According to CBS Boston, Mayor Tom Menino was among the officials present Sunday. The news station reported actors from the Wheelock Family Theater performed readings from "Make Way For Ducklings."
Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Garden, the party will feature magic, juggling and more.
Not to be confused with May's Duckling Day Parade, this Saturday the Friends of the Public Garden is throwing a birthday party for one of Boston's most beloved statues. The Make Way for Ducklings statue turns 25 and to celebrate its quarter-century mark, the Friends will be offering free games and activities for families and people of all ages, including music, magic and juggling from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Children will also be able to make birthday cards for the ducks. The statue, conceived by Nancy Shön in 1985 and installed two years later, was inspired by the Robert McCloskey classic book Make Way for Ducklings, which will also be read Saturday. Oh, and if you see a bunch of running bridesmaids, don't be alarmed. Boston.com's Running with…