WGBH News and Media Relations


May 29, 2014

Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream and Beer at WGBH

WGBH hosting two summer events on July 12

FunFest returns with family activities from 10am-4pm;

Craft Beer Fest returns from 7pm-10pm

Volunteer opportunities available

BOSTON, Mass. (May 29, 2014) Escape the mid-summer heat with two of everyone’s favorite frosty treats: ice cream and beer. WGBH will host two events on Saturday, July 12 to help Boston residents keep cool and make the most of summer in New England with friends and family. WGBH FunFest returns from 10am to 4pm and the second annual WGBH Craft Beer Fest will run from 7pm to 10pm. Both events will be held outdoors at WGBH Studios (One Guest Street, Brighton).

Both events are expected to sell out, and WGBH is recruiting volunteers to accommodate the 2,000+ attendees. Volunteers can attend the events for free. For information about specific opportunities, contact Jaime Reese (jaime_reese@wgbh.org). Craft Beer Fest volunteers must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Descriptions of both events follow:

·       The WGBH FunFest, A Day of Ice Cream and Music, returns Saturday, July 12, from 10am to 4pm at WGBH Studios in Boston. This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream from some of your favorite purveyors and live musical performances by family friendly artists. Kids will have the chance to participate in interactive games and enjoy face painting, inflatable rides and more! PBS characters Chirp, Curious George, Arthur, Clifford and Buddy the Dinosaur from Dinosaur Train will be there to join in the festivities. Individual tickets are $10 and a family four-pack is $35.

·       Celebrate WGBH’s second annual Craft Beer Festival with other aficionados. Enjoy some of New England’s finest craft brews and Boston’s best eats from local food truck vendors, while learning more about the brewing process. Featuring live entertainment. WGBH members can purchase tickets for $40. Nonmembers can purchase tickets for $50.

Hungry guests will be able to purchase food from some of Boston’s most popular food trucks.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, High School Quiz Show, and Neighborhood Kitchens. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB, Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.



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