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Public Garden Ducklings Have 25th Birthday Party Today

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, today 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. Saturday. 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 the Bridesmaids is happening at the same time on the Boston Common.

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