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Summer learning with Family Nights on WiCkNeY KIDS TV channel in June and July

WCNY, Central New York’s trusted, community-owned multimedia organization, presents a series of “Family Nights” on its 24/7 WiCkNeY KIDS channel, featuring PBS KIDS TV programming. Each special starts at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in June, July, and August.

Where to watch WiCkNeY KIDS:

  1. Over the Air Channel: 24.4
  2. Time Warner Digital Cable: 1277
  3. Verizon Fios: 468

A live stream of WiCkNeY KIDS is also available on the PBS KIDS Video App on Google Play and in the iTunes store.

WordGirl: The Rise of Ms. Power

June 9-11

7 p.m.

WordGirl realizes the true impact of her words when she is visited by the intergalactic Miss Power who teaches her a new way to fight crime that uses mean words to hurt others. WordGirl begins to discover the extreme lengths that Miss Power goes to when using this new crime-fighting technique, and comes up with her own method to fight it.

Dinosaur Train: What’s at the Center of the Earth?

June 16-18

7 p.m.

The Pteranodon family goes on an exciting adventure in the new Drill Engine Train in search of the perfect spot for the new Underground Dinosaur Train Station! During their journey, they begin to wonder what’s at the center of the Earth. Luckily, a new friend comes along who teaches them all about the different layers of the Earth.
Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion

June 23-25

7 p.m.

Nature Cat and friends learn how all the waterways are connected after Nature Cat accidentally drops Hal’s favorite chew toy, Mr. Chewinsky, down the storm drain. As they journey in search of Mr. Chewinsky, they encounter a new friend, Nature Dog, who helps them navigate the ocean.

Odd Squad Saves the World

June 30-July 2

7 p.m.

In this exciting one-hour special of the popular show, Odd Squad, young agents Olive, Otto, Oscar, and Ms. O use math and collaboration skills to solve odd cases and save the world.

The Peg + Cat Mystery Hour

July 7-9

7 p.m.

In this one-hour special program, Peg and Cat apply math and problem-solving skills to solve various crimes and realize the importance of critical thinking in everyday situations.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Marathon

July 14-16

7 p.m.

Join Daniel Tiger and friends as they learn life’s little lessons. In part one of this one-hour marathon, Daniel learns about the integrity of determination and hard work while trying to learn how to ride a bike. In the second segment, he learns about the importance of winding down after the day is done.

Wild Kratts: Creatures of the Deep Sea with Wild Alaska Live Simulcast

July 21-23

7 p.m.

Martin and Chris dive into the most mysterious place on earth: the ocean trenches. There, they struggle to choose between saving their creature friends from the selfish hands of Gourmand the chef or fulfilling their lifelong dream of uncovering the ocean’s biggest secrets in the name of science. Which will they choose?

On Sunday, July 23 at 8 p.m., brothers Martin and Chris Kratt take you on an adventure that you’ve never seen before. Broadcasting from Alaska, the adventurous duo will display the natural beauty and behavior of the world’s most fascinating creatures.

Wild Kratts Alaska: Hero’s Journey with Wild Alaska Live Simulcast

July 28-30

7 p.m.

Out on the waters of Alaska and enjoying the diversity of its creatures, Aviva’s new invention goes overboard and latches itself onto a sockeye salmon, stimulating a wild goosechase to get it back. Aviva and friends not only reclaim her invention, but they also claim a new outlook on Alaska’s creatures and how they interact with each other.
At 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, brothers Martin and Chris Kratt take you on an adventure that you’ve never seen before. Broadcasting from Alaska, the adventurous duo will display the natural beauty and behavior of the world’s most fascinating creatures.

Splash and Bubbles Marathon

Aug. 4-6

7 p.m.

Navigate the ocean with Splash, Bubbles, and friends as they make new friends and learn about the environment they live in.

Nature Cat: Ocean Commotion

Aug. 11-13

7 p.m.

Nature Cat and friends learn how all the waterways are connected after Nature Cat accidentally drops Hal’s favorite chew toy, Mr. Chewinsky, down the storm drain. As they journey in search of Mr. Chewinsky, they encounter a new friend, Nature Dog, who helps them navigate the ocean.

Ready Jet Go!: Back to Borton 7

Aug. 18-20

7 p.m.

When Jet’s parents need to make a sudden trip back to their home planet, friends Sean and Sydney decide to join them on this epic adventure back to Borton 7. Along the way, Sean and Sydney marvel at the vastness of the solar system while experiencing the beauty of friendship and teamwork.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Meet the New Baby

Aug. 25-27

7 p.m.

Experience the excitement of a new sibling as Daniel Tiger and Grandpere prepare to meet Daniel’s new baby sister!

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