WGBY Kids Fan Day 2019 in Springfield

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Saturday, November 9th

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β€œπ‘°π’•β€™π’” π‘³π’Šπ’Œπ’† 𝒂 π‘ͺπ’π’Žπ’Šπ’„ π‘©π’π’π’Œ π‘ͺπ’π’π’—π’†π’π’•π’Šπ’π’ 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.

π—ͺ𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 𝗔 π—‘π—˜π—ͺ 𝗣𝗕𝗦 π—žπ—œπ——π—¦ 𝗦𝗛𝗒π—ͺ
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.

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At WGBY Kids Fan Day, children get to meet (and hug!) some of their favorite characters. This year, PBS Kids visitors include:

β€’ Curious George
β€’ Clifford the Big Red Dog
β€’ Molly of Denali
β€’ Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat

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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!

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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!

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The Odyssey Bookshop and R. Michelson Galleries present a β€œpop-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.

π˜—π˜“π˜œπ˜š! Meet local children’s writers and Illustrators.

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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!

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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.

π˜—π˜“π˜œπ˜š! 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 β€œtail” too!

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Enjoy PBS Kids show-themed activity stations and other stations from our community partners! This year’s partners include:
β€’ Mirror Mirror Interactive Photobooth
β€’ Springfield City Library
β€’ Community Music School of Springfield
β€’ ZOO in Forest Park and Education Center
β€’ Springfield Education Association
β€’ Children’s Learning and Development Lab at Amherst College
β€’ Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association/Mary Lyon Foundation
β€’ UMass Amherst Zoology
β€’ Arts in the Community (Springfield College)
β€’ UMass Center at Springfield
β€’ Rescom Exteriors

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Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Ave

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