WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day Coming to Charlottesville June 15 | Community Idea Stations


WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day Coming to Charlottesville June 15

Free event to be held rain or shine at IX Art Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is recommended.


More information: IdeaStations.org/FamilyDay


Charlottesville, Va. - Charlottesville area parents looking for some outdoor summer fun are invited to bring their youngsters to the WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day on Sat., June 15 at IX Art Park. The free community event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine, includes appearances by Curious George and Cubby, the WVPT Bear; hands-on activities offered by over 25 community partners; food trucks, live music, magic, face painting, and more.

“We are thrilled to be hosting our 2nd annual Family Day event to celebrate summer learning with children, parents and local organizations in our community,” says WHTJ PBS Community Engagement Manager Terri Allard. “The feedback from last year's gathering was fantastic, and we are looking forward to another exciting, activity-packed celebration this year!”

Families will each receive a complimentary children’s book and have the opportunity to sign up for the PBS KIDS Summer Challenge, a brand-new, checklist-based initiative designed to encourage summer reading and learning among area children and their families.

WVPT and WHTJ PBS are part of the Community Idea Stations, whose mission includes engaging children and families through fun and educational activities. This event represents one of many held in the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Richmond communities throughout the year.

Major support for WVPT WHTJ PBS Family Day is provided by UVA Children’s Hospital in partnership with UVA Community Credit Union and IX Art Park. The event is free, but registration is recommended.

About the Community Idea Stations:

The Community Idea Stations, the largest locally owned and operated public media company in central Virginia, provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science, and education. Each week, the stations reach over 300,000 people throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

The stations offer television programming throughout the region on stations including WCVE/WHTJ PBS, WCVW/WVPY PBS, WVPT PBS, PBS Kids 24/7, lifestyle channel Create TV, and international program channel MHz Worldview.

In Richmond, the Community Ideas Stations also broadcasts on radio. WCVE News provides Morning Edition, All Things Considered, as well as NPR talk shows and BBC News on 88.9 FM (HD1). WCVE Music provides classical, jazz, blues, world music, and more on 93.1 FM  and 107.3 FM (HD2).

More information can be found at IdeaStations.org.

Media Contact:
Terri Allard
(434) 996-5663