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Join the fun this summer IN PERSON at PBS39!
The PBS39 Kids Summer Series will feature music, stories, crafts and playful learning with your
favorite artists, friends and PBSKIDS characters every Tuesday and Thursday from June 8th through July 29th!

2 programs will be offered on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

1 program will be offered on Thursdays at 11 a.m.

 

*Programs suited to ages 2 through 8 years old.

For your safety and for those involved in the summer program, we ask that all those in attendance wear masks and for those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to please be vaccinated.  

We will have disposable masks to distribute for adults (and a limited number of Hero Elementary children’s masks).

Vered Benhorin

TUESDAY, JUNE 8TH (VIRTUAL APPEARANCE)  10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

Vered is an award-winning musician who brings the joys and intricacies of family life to music. Her show is fun, funny, gets everyone singing along, and sometimes will even have parents shedding an emotional tear. Inspired by her experience as a music therapist and psychotherapist, and her experience as a mom of three, Vered approaches relationships in the family with wonder, curiosity, and humor. Her music is reminiscent of a Doo-Wop band, using playful vocal harmonies, lively horns, pots and pans, and beatboxing to get everyone jumping and singing along. Vered's albums Good Morning My Love, Hello My Baby, and Songs for Sisters and Brothers all received prestigious awards. Parents often say that her music is like a soundtrack to life with their kids.

Suzi Shelton

TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH (VIRTUAL APPREARANCE)    10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

Award-winning NYC singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton, will be singing songs from her latest release Hand in Hand which features socially conscious songs about spreading hope and love mixed with whimsical songs about ladybugs, raindrops and colorful fish. Suzi is no stranger to the independent family music scene, and has performed in such prestigious venues for over 15 years including Symphony Space, Madison Square Park, the Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony, and even The White House to name a few.  Suzi is currently working on her fifth season of FREE Sing with Suzi videos for young children on YouTube, and is constantly creating new songs and video content for her preschool fans. See and hear it all here: www.suzishelton.com

Key Wilde

TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND  LIVE!     10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

Key Wilde & Mr Clarke have released several highly acclaimed, award winning recordings and have been longtime favorites at Kids Place Live on Sirius XM radio. Their music celebrates a variety of styles from Surf to Bluegrass with an emphasis on guitars and vocal harmonies. Their original, upbeat, humorous songs have delighted both kids and adults in venues ranging from Symphony Space to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. They had a blast at the Summer Jam in 2018 and look forward to returning.

BRADY RYMER

TUESDAY, JUNE 29th (VIRTUAL APPEARANCE)     10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

Brady Rymer is a three-time GRAMMY Award nominee and one of the top talents in the independent family music scene today. Originally with RCA Records 90’s era jam-band From Good Homes, Rymer began making rootsy, feel-good family music in 2000 with the birth of his son, Gus. Together with his longtime bandmates in the Little Band That Could – who have worked alongside Springsteen, Odetta and Ronnie Spector, they have toured nationally for more than a decade performing at the Getty Museum, Lincoln Center, The White House and his neighbor’s house. NPR’s All Things Considered noted that the Little Band That Could (featuring Claudia Mussen, Liz Queler, Seth Farber, Larry Eagle, Jeremy Chatzky and Dan Myers) “might just be the best sounding band in family music.”

YOYO (Yvonne Kusters)

TUESDAY, JULY 6TH & JULY 13TH   LIVE!     10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

YOYO is the creator of playful, high energy, exciting fitness and yoga programs, videos, music and books for kids! She is a nationally certified fitness professional and has been performing interactive music and fitness shows for more than 10 years in front of thousands of children nationally. She is the creator of  the Let's Play Today - Kids Fitness Training Program and shares her work through online courses used internationally.   YOYO co-authored the interactive book MOVE!, co-produced two children's music CDs and is the creator of GO WITH YOYO exercise and yoga videos for kids. Traveling, biking, kayaking, and exploring anywhere outside with her husband and two young kids are some of her favorite ways to move! 

Lolly Hopwood

TUESDAY, JULY 20TH      LIVE!    10 A.M & 11 A.M.

highly interactive musical adventure for kids and their grownups TOGETHER! It combines simple and fun movement, original and classic kids’ songs, and imaginative play to fully engage children. This fun and energetic session is packed with age-appropriate props, simple yoga poses, sound and rhythm games, and more. Come move and dance!


 

Dave Fry

TUESDAY, JULY 27TH      LIVE!   10 A.M. & 11 A.M.

Dave is a wonderful entertainer of the preschool  and elementary set, with silly songs, old favorites, folk, rock ’n’ roll and play songs that capture the joy of making music, hands-on and family-style.  Dave is recognized as a Teaching Artist in CT, PA and NJ and has completed training in those three states in early childhood music. 
Dave Fry has won Best Children's Performer at the Lehigh Music Awards for the last seven years.

"The kids just love Dave. How could they not? They’ll hear wildly imaginative songs about the making of a peanut butter sandwich, the cat that came back, and an adventurous bear hunt. Dave’s infectious take on traditional and contemporary folk music gets the audience cooked up in a recipe of homemade music, with fun and learning the main ingredients."
Young Audiences of Eastern PA

WILDLANDS IN FLIGHT WITH PBS39

THURSDAY, JUNE 10TH   11 A.M.

Look around and what do you see? Birds seem to be everywhere, their cheerful chirping in the mornings and nesting habits in the spring are just a couple favorite things we love about our feathered friends. Soar into learning about our beloved birds, their nesting habits, migration, and even the many different species with Wildlands Conservancy. Meet one of our education raptors and enjoy a hands-on nest building exploration activity. 

DARIA- WORLD MUSIC FOR CHILDREN

THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH  11 A.M.

Experience the sounds and sights of the world cultures through music and hands on activities with award-winning multicultural children’s performer, DARIA (Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou) Play along with your make and take instruments and learn about the many sounds and rhythms from around the world!

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER

THURSDAY, JUNE 24TH   11 A.M.

DaVinci Science Center will be on a roll at PBS39! Join us from all things ramps and Peep’s World curriculum

WILDLANDS IN FLIGHT WITH PBS39: ANIMAL PRESENTATION

THURSDAY, JULY 1ST   11 A.M

A habitat is a place that an animal lives. It provides the animal with food, water and shelter. There are many different sorts of habitats around the world from forests to grasslands and from mountain slopes to deserts. Different habitats are home to different animals. Join Wildlands Conservancy as we explore different habitats, meet some of the animals that could live in your backyard, and create a mini habitat of our own.

DAVINCI SCIENCE CENTER

THURSDAY, JULY 8TH   11 A.M

DaVinci Science Center will present more fun with ramps! Join us from all things ramps and Peep’s World curriculum

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY

THURSDAY, JULY 15TH   11 A.M.

A visit from TUG, the Museum's 16,000 pound tow tractor, a device used to pull buggies and trains at Bethlehem Steel.  The machine would provide an element of motion and a point of conversation about Bethlehem Steel and vehicle history.  Volunteers can open the hood to show off the engine.  The TUG is the star of a 2020 Children's book and could be dressed up to match its character in the book.   Its driver can read the book as a story time activity with the families.  Additional activities could include: a volunteer dressed in a silver suit like those worn by steelworkers around hot metal, demonstrations of weaving on a hand powered replica loom (custom built with exaugurated threads to make them easily seen), or even a whistle demonstration to showcase the science and sounds of history.  
 

MR. MIKE's DINO PROGRAM

THURSDAY, JULY 22ND   11 A.M.

Mr. Mike always wanted to host a game show, so he invented one!  Here's the challenge:  can you tell the difference between an actual ancient animal name...and one that Mr. Mike made up?  Good luck!  
 

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM

THURSDAY, JULY 29TH   11 A.M.

Promote local artist through an artist lead painting class to promote Art at Home and Free Sundays at the Museum!