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Thanks Giving from Mr. Bones

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Crew thank youWith the 2015 season complete, we want to thank everyone who has supported us. We’ve had tons of fun! (200 tons of pumpkin fun to be precise.)

We are beyond grateful for all of our long-time friends who joined us in Culver City.

When we realized that the Doheny lot was up for development, we began looking for a new home for Mr. Bones nearby, but there was nothing that would have given us the space we needed to make our pumpkin patch as fantastic as we knew it could be.

When we found the lot in Culver City at West LA College, we fell in love. It felt like being in the countryside, nestled up against Baldwin Hill park. It was just what we had in mind when Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch was created: to give the kids of LA a place to experience the magic of a countryside pumpkin patch that we had loved growing up in rural Oregon. With all of the extra space, we set out to create our best patch ever; however, we were unsure if many of you would be willing to head that far south.

On opening we were delighted and humbled to welcome so many old and new friends alike to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch. Over the last month, it has been absolutely heartwarming to see so many of you. We are deeply touched and so grateful that you made the trip.

To our old friends: thank you for making this journey with us!

To our new friends: thank you for making us a part of your Halloween traditions, and welcome to the Mr. Bones Family!

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Once Upon a Time…Storytelling at The Patch

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by admin No Comments

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Come hear a tale or two at the Gypsy Storytelling Caravan at Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch!

In our fast-paced and over scheduled world of glowing screens and text messages, we invite you to experience the joy of unplugging from technology and connecting with people! Together, the children and the storytellers bring Halloween alive and transport the audience in to the creative and magical world that is the very essence of Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch.

Mr. Bones is proud to keep this ancient art of improvisational storytelling alive in his Gypsy Caravan. As you step through the curtains of Mr. Bones’ Gypsy Storytelling Theater, you leave behind the “real” world and enter a magical forest lit by a full moon and twinkling stars. Our resident Bards and Master Storytellers, Jennifer and Kelli, will conjure up classic Halloween tales told by the light of a glowing campfire. Children are warmly encouraged to play along during the stories, either in the form of traditional call-and-response, or in taking on the silly, spooky characters and acting along with the story.

Check out Mr. Bones’ favorite Halloween reads:

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is a perfect first Halloween book.
Click here to see this book online.

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Frankenstein by Ludworst Bemonster
We love this take on the classic Madeline series!

Click here to see this book online.

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It’s Raining Bats and Frogs by Rebecca Colby has been a beloved favorite.
Click here to see this book online.

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For older kids and grown ups the artist in us loves The Widow’s Broom by Chris Van Allsburg for its amazing sketch-y illustrations.
Click here to see this book online.