WGBH News and Media Relations


June 14, 2013

Cool Down at WGBH with Ice Cream and Beer

WGBH hosting two summer events on July 13
FunFest returns with family activities 11am-4pm;
Inaugural Craft Beer Fest 7pm-10pm
Volunteer opportunities available

BOSTON, Mass. (June 14, 2013)There are few things more refreshing in mid-July than ice cream and a cold beer. WGBH will host two events on Saturday, July 13 to help Boston area residents stay cool: a return of the WGBH FunFest from 11am to 4pm and the first-ever WGBH Craft Beer Fest from 7pm to 10pm. Both events will be held 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).
Descriptions of both events follow:
  •     The WGBH FunFest returns, offering a day of family fun, live music and performances and ice cream from Friendly’s, JP Licks, Ben & Jerry’s, Abbott’s Frozen Custard and Batch. Kids will have the chance to enjoy interactive games, face painting and can meet PBS characters Peep, Word Girl, Curious George, Arthur, Clifford and Buddy the Dinosaur. Individual tickets are $10 and a family four-pack is $35.
  •       The WGBH Craft Beer Fest will feature New England’s finest flavors from regional breweries, including Boston Beer Works, Slumbrew, Pretty Things and more. Attendees will enjoy live music and have an opportunity to learn from experts and brewers what goes into brewing the best local beers. WGBH members can purchase tickets for $40. Nonmembers can purchase tickets for $50.
For those guests who get hungry during FunFest or the Craft Beer Fest, some of Boston’s most popular food trucks will be camped out on Guest Street, including Bon Me, Moyzilla and Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese.
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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