February is a month of special events and special shows. Don your best mask and finest attire for a gala fundraising event, Masquerade, and tune in to WSKG TV and Radio for specials on hydrofracking and in honor of Black History Month.
Highlights: an all-new WSKG.org, Masquerade, Groundswell: Hydrofracking in NYS, Black History Month specials, the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest, Music Bowl 2012, a Valentine's Day Community Conversation, all-new Let's Polka! episodes and two events with our WSKG Education team
We want to meet you! Don your fanciest mask and finest attire, and join us February 25th at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York for an evening of wine, food, dancing, intrigue and more! Enjoy tastings from local breweries and vineyards, hors d'oeuvres by Serendipity and music and dancing with The DixieKats. Plus mingle with other WSKG supporters at this gala fundraising event underneath the museum's complete, suspended whale skeleton! more info
Celebrate Black History Month with WSKG.Tune in to WSKG TV and Radio this February for a series of Black History Month specials. On WSKG TV, see Underground Railroad: The William Still Story on February 6th at 10:00pm, FRONTLINE: The Interrupters on Feburary 14th at 9:00pm and American Masters: Cab Calloway on February 27th at 10:00pm. On WSKG Radio, hear Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special 2012 on February 9th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm, Say It Loud on February 16th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm and Can Do: Stories of Black Visionaries, Seekers, and Entrepreneurs on February 28th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. more info
Get writing for the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest! WSKG Education & Outreach invites students grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces! What will your story be about? Dragons? Aliens? Snowflakes? Read winning entries from previous years, and submit today! Entries are due March 30, 2012.
Not a football fan? Not a problem! Grab your party snacks, and sit down with WSKG for the third annual WSKG Music Bowl, a day-long half-time show of music favorites from 11:00am to 11:00pm on February 5th! See Great Performances: Andrea Bocelli LIve in Central Park at 2:00pm, two Season 2 episodes of Downton Abbey starting at 8:00pm and RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles at 10:00pm.
Hear a special Valentine's Day episode on Community Conversation February 14th at 7:00pm on WSKG Radio. Call in for a discussion about the state of marriage today, the challenges that relationships face in the modern era and a look back at the history of marriage with host Crystal Sarakas. Share your thoughts via phone 1-888-359-9754 or email CommunityConversation@wskg.org.
It's polka time! See an all-new episode of Let's Polka! featuring Fritz's Polka Band (FPB) on WSKG TV February 18th at 6:30pm. FPB performs an eclectic mix of musical styles, including modern polka, country, fox-trot and waltz. Fritz's Polka Band is not an "oompa pa" band or the stereotypical "polka" band. In fact, FPB is known for breaking the stereotype regarding polka music!
How has hydrofracking affected New York State? Tune in to WSKG TV on February 10th at 10:00pm for Groundswell: Hydrofracking in New York State from WCNY with The Capitol Pressroom's Susan Arbetter. Examine the controversial energy-extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing and issues "fracking" poses for New York State. Included: reports from affected communities, including Middlefield and Vestal.
The WSKG Education & Outreach team invites you to two events this February. On February 4th, we'll team up with the Oneonta World of Learning for a Sid the Science Kid day at the Oneonta Theater from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Explore light and shadows with engaging hands-on activities, and observe phospherescent minerals. On February 10th, head to the Broome County Public Library for hands-on activites, reading with BARK-9 therapy dogs and a special screening of the hit PBS KIDS show, Martha Speaks!