WXXI Events

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

One Take Film Fest and the New York State Public Media Overdose Epidemic initiative present this film which explores the career of artist and activist Nan Goldin and the fall of the Sackler family. 

Friday, December 16, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a special screening of this new WXXI production that explores the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

Recent Events

Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

In honor of Human Rights Day, MCC hosts a special presentation with Christian Picciolini, author, antiracism advocate, and a former extremist.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

WXXI is pleased to be a part of the 2022 Rochester Children's Book Festival!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Join PBS Books for this Virtual Event featuring trailblazing writer Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Woman of Light: A Novel

Ongoing Events

The PBS Asian Americans 5 episode series shows the impact and contributions of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Watch the full series on PBS LearningMedia.

Join WXXI as we continue to be citizen scientists and observe our community through a special ongoing WXXI Community Observation Challenge!

WXXI Education and our partners hosted a special virtual Community Summit on Sesame Street in Communities and their set of tools around Health Emergencies. This is the archive of the panel discussion and follow-up resources from the event. 

Citizen science typically refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers, particularly (but not exclusively) to expand opportunities for scientific data collection and to provide access to scientific information for community members.

Behind the scenes at a zoo can be wild and crazy!  Join Jen to find out what it takes to be a zookeeper – hint:  sometimes you have to clean up poop.


Have you ever wondered why chocolate tastes so delicious? Jen finds out how science and creativity help chocolatiers create works of art that you can eat.


Professional athletes are known for being in top shape, but who helps keep them that way?  Jen meets a professional baseball athletic trainer to find out how he’s a part of the game. 


Learn about the career of a wildlife technician. What do they do? Are they outdoors all the time? You'll find out!


Twirling, spinning, and jumping - Jen puts on her dance shoes to learn how much STEM is involved in being a dance teacher.


Wouldn't it be great to spend the day with puppies and kitties? Jen joins up with a veterinarian to learn about all the different parts of her job (and the animals she works with!).