WGBH News and Media Relations


June 1, 2015

WGBH Celebrates Summer with Ice Cream and Beer

FunFest returns July 11 with family activities from 10am-4pm;

Craft Beer Fest returns from 7pm-10pm

Volunteer opportunities available

BOSTON, Mass. (June 1, 2015) WGBH will host two events on Saturday, July 11 to help Boston residents keep cool and make the most of summer 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 (One Guest Street, Brighton).

WGBH is recruiting volunteers to accommodate the anticipated 4,000+ attendees for both of the events. 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 11, from 10am to 4pm at WGBH in Boston. This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream from some of your favorite vendors 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 Curious George, Arthur, Word Girl, Clifford, Chirp and Daniel Tiger will be there to join in the festivities. Individual tickets are $10 and a family four-pack is $35.

·  Celebrate WGBH’s annual Craft Beer Festival with other beer and cider aficionados. Enjoy some of New England’s finest craft brews and best eats from local food truck vendors, while learning more about the brewing process. The event will feature live entertainment from acts such as Roy Sludge. WGBH members can purchase tickets for $40 and nonmembers can purchase tickets for $50.

Hungry guests will be able to purchase food from Roxy’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese food truck and Yumm Bai food truck.

Follow WGBH on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more information and join the conversation with #FunFest and #WGBHBeerFest.

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