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Shows for Seedlings: Contrary Mary’s Garden with Mama Koku

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July 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Shows for Seedlings: Contrary Mary’s Garden with Mama Koku

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Date:
July 9
Time:
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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Venue

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Enjoy a variety of live performances by some of Atlanta’s most beloved children’s musicians and storytellers in this engaging series. Shows take place Fridays, June through October at 10 and 10:45 a.m. 

On July 9, the story of Contrary Mary’s Garden comes to life through the immersive storytelling of Donna Kokumo Buie, (aka. Mama Koku). With a call and response style, she will guide you through a tale where everyone has a role. Mama Koku is an accomplished writer, performer and teacher throughout Atlanta and beyond. She is a member of the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, The National Association of Black Storytellers, and the Southern Order of Storytellers.

Free with Garden Membership or Admission; no show reservations are required. However, we recommend reserving your timed Admission tickets at least 15 minutes prior to show times, as the performance area is a short walk from the Garden entrance.

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For everyone’s comfort and safety, we have implemented best practices during the pandemic. Please read our procedures before attending. Thank you for helping us create a safe and joyful experience for all!

  • This program has temporarily moved to the Great Lawn under the shade of the elm trees.
  • Bring a picnic blanket or ground cover if desired, as the grass can be damp in the morning.
  • Attendance is limited to meet safe social distancing recommendations. Please see our program greeter on the Great Lawn for a spot starting 10 minutes before each session.
  • Family/pod seating is spaced out so you have room to wiggle and still maintain distance.
  • Learn about the Garden’s safety protocols, including mask policies, here. We will continue to closely monitor developments in public health. Please check back with our website regularly for updates to our policies and family program offerings.

We may cancel if rain, cold temperatures or inclement weather make outdoor programming impractical. To check the status, email registrar@atlantabg.org.

Shows for Seedlings is for children accompanied by an adult.