Pop Up in a Park - Summer Series

Pop Up in a Park - Summer Series

Tue, 07/27/2021 - 9:00am - Tue, 08/10/2021 - 12:00am


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

WXXI Kids, Monroe County Library System, and a few of our friends will be visiting a bunch of parks in the region to have fun in our local green spaces. We'd love for you and your family to come see us and enjoy the parks too! Our goal is to get outside, learn about the different ways we can play and explore in a green space, and safely spend time together. Families and groups are encouraged to bring any necessary items for outdoor time (i.e. sunscreen, water, snacks/lunch, other play items, etc.).

  • What: WXXI Kids, Monroe County Library System, and other local friends (such as New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Inclusive Woods & Us, GROW Bus, Wild Wings, and more) will be hanging out in some green spaces in our region. We'll be handing out activity materials, leading nature hikes, and playing outside!
  • Who: Any family or summer group with kiddos ages 0-12 -- all are welcome!
  • Where: Parks and green spaces around Monroe County - see below for the full list of locations. There will be signage day-of to direct folks to the specific location at each park.
  • When: Once a week beginning the week of June 21 through the week of August 9
  • No registration needed and all events are free and open to the public!

  • COVID Safety Measures: To ensure the safety of the 0-12 age children at our events, WXXI Kids and MCLS are putting the following COVID Safety Measures in place. All families and groups are asked to follow these expectations while participating in the events:
    • Masks for all participants and partner organizations (this includes all grownups and children)
    • Maintaining social distancing while at community partner tables and activities
    • Hand-sanitizer will be available

Download the Pop Up in a Park Flyer

Here's the Pop Up in a Park schedule: (Park maps will be provided and linked ahead of the events)

  • Highland Park
    Date: Wednesday, June 23
    Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • North Ponds Park, Webster
    Date: Thursday, June 24
    Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Seneca Park
    Date: Tuesday, June 29
    Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
    Note: This is not taking place in the Zoo, but in the Seneca Park. Participants should go through the park booth and down into the Seneca Park.

  • Maplewood Park
    Date: Wednesday, July 7
    Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Genesee Valley Park
    Date: Tuesday, July 13
    Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Park
    Date: Wednesday, July 21
    Time: 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Mendon Ponds Park
    Date: Tuesday, July 27
    Time: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

  • Hamlin Public Library
    Date: Wednesday, August 4
    Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Rush Library
    Date: Tuesday, August 10
    Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • Cobbs Hill Park
    Date: Tuesday, August 10
    Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions about the above events, please contact: Cara Rager at CRager@wxxi.org

** Please note: The Pop Up in a Park events are weather dependent. If the event has to be cancelled due to weather, it will be posted right here on WXXI's website, on WXXI Kids & Education's Facebook pages, and on the Central Library's Facebook and website. **

The Pop Up in a Park events are co-presented and hosted by WXXI Education and Monroe County Library System with support from a PBS KIDS Cyberchase: Green It Up! grant and the Waldron-Rise Foundation.