Join Digit and Lunar Jim for V-me Niños Day
Queens, N.Y. – Meet astronaut cartoon character Lunar Jim and Cyberchase’s loveable cyber-bird Digit at the New York Hall of Science on Sunday, June 22, 2008 as part of V-me Niños Day. In addition to taking photographs with two of their favorite characters, children can enjoy activity tables, puppet shows, storytime and screenings of videos in English and Spanish. V-me Niños Day activities are free with general NYSCI admission and include:
Meet Digit and Lunar Jim! ~ 11 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm & 2:30 pm
Take a photo with costumed characters Digit and Lunar Jim. Digit photo opportunities are available at 11 am and 2 pm, and Lunar Jim photos at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
Video Screenings ~ Spanish Screenings at 12:30 & 3 pm; English Screenings at 1 & 3:30 pm
Watch your favorite V-me episodes, including Franny’s Feet, a Lunar Jim show, and a Cyberchase episode.
Hands-on Activities ~ 11 am – 3:30 pm
Get a temporary tattoo, create your own character mask, and make a Cyberchase Bunny Copter to take home at these fun activity tables.
Maria’s Musical Fiesta Puppet Show ~ 1:30 pm
Maria’s having a party, but the band hasn’t shown up. Can you help her make some exciting music? (Ages 6 and younger)
V-me Niños Storytime ~ 1 pm
Gather around and hear stories told in both Spanish and English.
V-me, the new national network partnered with public TV, engages America's Latino families in Spanish, with a lively mix of original and exclusive programs including: kids, lifestyle, nature, science, history, current affairs, music, arts, and movies. The 24-hour network, with broadcast and digital carriage reaching 50% of all U.S. Hispanic TV households, is America's largest Spanish digital channel and the fastest out-of-the-box sponsor-supported network in U.S. Hispanic media history. V-me can be seen on DirecTV channel 440, Dish 9414 and Dish Latino 846. In New York, V-me can be seen on Cablevision 199, Time Warner 812, Comcast 242 and on Verizon Fios 874. To find out more, visit www.VmeTV.com.
CYBERCHASE is produced by Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Title Entertainment Inc. Executive producers are Sandra Sheppard, Thirteen’s executive director of children’s and educational programming, and Frances Nankin. Ellen Doherty is senior series producer. Major funding for CYBERCHASE is provided by the National Science Foundation, Ernst & Young LLP, Northrop Grumman Corporation, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding is provided by The Volckhausen Family.