I’m really excited to announce that I’m an ambassador for the brand new Kids Club Thirteen! Besides getting to participate in fun events all year, I think being an ambassador also gets me out of traffic tickets. But I have to double-check that part. Anyway, Kids Club Thirteen is a new kind of family membership for our local PBS station here in the New York City area, Channel Thirteen. A family membership (2 adults and up to 3 children) costs only $75 for a year, and includes 13 “fun & free” events.
Each of the thirteen events includes admission for the day at whatever fun place is hosting the event, and each event has exclusive activities just for Kids Club Thirteen members. Plus, there are other discounts available to dozens of places in the tri-state area, like the NYC Police Museum, the Queens Botanical Gardens, the Big Apple Circus, the Gazillion Bubble Show, New York Liberty games, and many many more.
The first “fun & free” event is coming up on May 9th at the Prospect Park Zoo. Kids Club Thirteen members get admission to the zoo on the 9th for the zoo’s annual alpaca and sheep shearing event, with special activities just for Kids Club Thirteen members! Ruff Ruffman from FETCH! will be there, and that’s another great thing about the club: your kids will get to meet some of their favorite PBS characters at these events.
Some other details of the club:
- The club is designed for families with kids ages 3-11.
- There’s a free event each month, with four events this summer
- Your children’s birthdays get announced on TV
- If you buy your membership before May 10th you get TWO years for the price of one!
I just want to talk a little bit more about that last point, because that’s kind-of a big deal. “Founding Families” who join the club before May 10th get the first two years of the club for $75, which is an incredible price. It will probably pay for itself just in free admission to a couple of events.
I’m not being paid (besides getting a free membership) to talk about Kids Club Thirteen. I enthusiastically agreed to do it because I think it’s a great program, and I would have joined even if I had nothing to do with the program. While some of the events will be at places my family already loves, some of them are going to be a great opportunity to sample some of the best museums and other venues that the area has to offer. The next three events after the Prospect Park Zoo take place in places we’ve never been: the Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Stickley Museum, and the Intrepid. And hopefully we’ll make some new friends as we attend these events each month and get to know the families.
So, I’m a little bummed that I won’t be at the first event, or at least not at the special activities part of it (that’s the day I’ll be running the RBaby Foundation race). But I’m really looking forward to the rest, and hope to see a lot of you over the next two years at Kids Club Thirteen “fun & free” events!
To join, go to the Kids Club Thirteen site. Hope to see you there!
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