The WNED Kid Fest returns to downtown Buffalo for the fifth year on Feb. 5 and 6, 2011 with the inspiring theme of “Theater, Art & Music.” A high-energy “indoor carnival” will take place in the WNED Studios (140 Lower Terrace, next to the Adam’s Mark Hotel) on both days. In addition, the WNED Kid Fest Character Breakfast returns to the Pearl Street Grill (76 Pearl St.) on Sat., Feb. 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Both events feature four popular PBS characters who will meet, greet and have their pictures taken with young fans: The Cat in the Hat, WordGirl, Sid the Science Kid and Curious George.
In addition, the festival offers a host of activities to keep children engaged and excited about learning. Live performances throughout the two days will entertain with stories, songs and demonstrations. Other highlights include games, crafts, temporary tattoos of PBS characters; face painting; a PBS KIDS coloring activity; raffles; prizes; and much more.
Special advance-sale discount tickets are available now through Dec. 31 only at a cost of $20 for two adults and two children (age 1-12) OR $10 for one adult and one child.
The breakfast includes a full buffet meal, plus complimentary admission to the WNED Kid Fest at the nearby WNED Studios during an exclusive mid-morning timeslot (10:30 a.m. – noon). The cost is $25 per adult and $15 per child (age 1-12).
All proceeds benefit WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, and radio stations WNED-AM 970 and Classical 94.5/WNED.
For more information and updates, or to purchase tickets for either the festival or the breakfast, visit wned.org or call 1-888-202-2859. Space is limited and these events have sold out quickly in the past, so tickets may not be available at the door.
WNED Kid Fest 2011 is supported by presenting sponsor BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. Sponsors include the Corning Museum of Glass, Bounce Magic, the UB Smile Team, Candyland Kids Spa and Wardynski’s Meats. Community partners include the Pearl Street Grill, Matt James Cool Music for Kids and Bj's Wholesale Club.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, the member-supported WNED provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate our communities.