WXXI Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 6:00am - Friday, July 30, 2021 - 10:00pm

WXXI is proud to host StoryCorps as they record the stories of Rochesterians and preserve them in the Library of Congress.

Thursday, July 1, 2021 (All day) - Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (All day)

Heading to your local Monroe County Libraries this summer? Keep your eyes peeled for some of your PBS KIDS friends!

Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Teen filmmakers in the Rochester region and throughout the United States are being recognized for their filmmaking skills at this summer’s 2021 Rochester Teen Film Festival. 

Recent Events

Thursday, June 24, 2021 (All day) - Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (All day)

Join WXXI Kids & Monroe County Library System as we Pop Up in a Park this summer!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the upcoming four-part series, MUHAMMAD ALI.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join WXXI Education and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) for a special training to help folks get ready to spend the summer outside!

Ongoing Events

WATCH ONLINE THROUGH JULY 21

Presented as part of Move to Include, this film takes a purposeful look into the long-reaching history and lasting implications of the word retard(ed) and current attitudes and perceptions about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

ICYMI: Watch On-Demand WXXI Education on June 8, 2021 at 7 PM ET for the American Graduate: Path to the Future virtual launch event. This multi-year initiative, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The WNET Group, strives to help students explore and prepare for high-demand careers, including the 30 million open middle skill jobs that require a one-year occupational certificate or two-year associate degree. Watch On-Demand. 

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. 

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!). 


Who puts bridges together? What makes the metal in a car frame stay together? The answer is welding. Jen learns all the different things in our community that welders get to work on.