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Boston Public Garden's Annual 'Duckling Day' Moved Online For 2020

In this photo from April 10, all of the ducks of the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture in the Boston Public Garden don yellow masks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
In this photo from April 10, all of the ducks of the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture in the Boston Public Garden don yellow masks. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Every Mother's Day for the last three decades, families dress up as characters from the iconic "Make Way For Ducklings" book and hold a parade through Boston Common and the public garden.

But because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have decided to move the event from an in-person parade to a virtual event. The Friends of the Public Garden said they will host a live reading of the book at noon, by WCVB's Rhondella Richardson, on Sunday on Facebook. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will also give a greeting to the online audience.

If you miss the live reading, the video will be available to watch afterwards, the organizers said.

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