WGBY Kids Fan Day 2019 in Springfield
Saturday, November 9th
“𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝑪𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒄 𝑩𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑷𝑩𝑺 𝑲𝑰𝑫𝑺”
What child doesn't love PBS KIDS shows and characters?! Join WGBY at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for a day full of all things PBS KIDS featuring live character visits from Curious George and Clifford The Big Red Dog, along with the Springfield Museums' The Cat in the Hat.
WGBY Kids Fan Day is like a comic book convention for PBS Kids, with everything from PBS KIDS-themed costumes and activities to live music and children’s books and art.
Free kid-sized ice cream with every ticket courtesy of Friendlys. Tickets also available at the door. Proceeds benefit educational public television in western New England.
𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗣𝗕𝗦 𝗞𝗜𝗗𝗦 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪
Get a sneak peek of PBS KIDS new show, "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum." Chris Eliopoulos, Co-creator, Executive Producer and Illustrator, will talk about the show and present a drawing workshop for kids.
𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗙𝗨𝗥𝗥𝗬 𝗛𝗨𝗚𝗦
At WGBY Kids Fan Day, children get to meet (and hug!) some of their favorite characters. This year, PBS Kids visitors include:
• Curious George
• Clifford the Big Red Dog
• Molly of Denali
• Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Take part in the Costume Parade. Children who attend wearing PBS Kids-inspired costumes will be entered into a drawing to win a Sony Playstation!
𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 & 𝗦𝗜𝗡𝗚
Families can tap their toes to PBS KIDS-inspired music performed by live performers in the Theatre. Don't miss Mister G and his Mariposa Project!
𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗣𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘 𝗕𝗢𝗢𝗞𝗦
The Odyssey Bookshop and R. Michelson Galleries present a “pop-up bookshop,” showcasing children’s literature and original artwork. See hand-drawn renderings of Arthur by Marc Brown, and explore the stories enjoyed by millions of children worldwide.
𝘗𝘓𝘜𝘚! Meet local children’s writers and Illustrators.
PBS Kids show-themed stations are set up throughout the venue. Each station is hosted by an education-focused community or cultural partner. So much to do!
𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝙓𝘼𝙑𝙄𝙀𝙍 𝙍𝙄𝘿𝘿𝙇𝙀 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙎𝙀𝘾𝙍𝙀𝙏 𝙈𝙐𝙎𝙀𝙐𝙈
Take a rest and enjoy advance screenings of Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum, the latest PBS Kids show. Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will introduce kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed. It premieres on WGBY on Nov. 11.
𝘗𝘓𝘜𝘚! The new Clifford the Big Red Dog premieres on WGBY on Dec. 7. We’ll share an episode of the new version of this classic PBS Kids “tail” too!
𝗘𝗡𝗝𝗢𝗬 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦 𝗙𝗥𝗢𝗠 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬 𝗣𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗦
Enjoy PBS Kids show-themed activity stations and other stations from our community partners! This year’s partners include:
• Mirror Mirror Interactive Photobooth
• Springfield City Library
• Community Music School of Springfield
• ZOO in Forest Park and Education Center
• Springfield Education Association
• Children’s Learning and Development Lab at Amherst College
• Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association/Mary Lyon Foundation
• UMass Amherst Zoology
• Arts in the Community (Springfield College)
• UMass Center at Springfield
• Rescom Exteriors
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Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Ave
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