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Celebrate 50 years of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with the 4th Annual "Be My Neighbor Day" in Winter Park

Posted by Jennifer Cook on

WUCF kicks off a year of celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers Neighborhood with the fourth annual “Be My Neighbor Day” in Winter Park.

This popular family event returns to Winter Park in February, bringing with it fun and educational activities for the whole family presented by WUCF TV, the Winter Park History Museum and the city of Winter Park as part of the city’s Weekend of the Arts celebration.

Join us Saturday, Feb. 17 in Winter Park’s Central Park from noon to 3 p.m.  WUCF will host family-friendly activities themed around being a good neighbor. The Winter Park History Museum will provide educational panels on the life and legacy of the late Fred Rogers. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet Daniel Tiger, star of the PBS KIDS program, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.  Families can enjoy performances by Mr. Richard (Richard Peeles) and fun exercises with Ms. Kelsey (Kelsey Evans) of WUCF’s Happy Healthy Kids series along with new activities and photo opportunities. The event is free.

“This is a big year for WUCF as we celebrate the life and legacy of one of Winter Park’s most famous former residents. Through Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, we are able to connect with a whole new generation of children and teach them how to be good neighbors. We continue to have amazing support and turnout for Be My Neighbor Day and look forward to once again engaging with the Central Florida community,” said Dr. Phil Hoffman, WUCF TV’s executive director. 

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is one of PBS’ most popular animated programs and airs daily on WUCF at 9:30 a.m. The program builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and is produced by The Fred Rogers Company. This series for a new generation of children tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and life.

WUCF is proud to host this event as part of Winter Park’s Weekend of the Arts event, allowing anyone to discover arts and culture with exciting performances and unique exhibits at over 20 organizations throughout the city.

“We are so honored and thrilled to be celebrating the life and legacy of Fred Rogers once again in Winter Park’s beautiful Central Park,” said Susan Skolfield, executive director of the Winter Park History Museum. “It’s very important to remember his positive impact on our community and nation and we’re proud to be part of this 50th anniversary celebration.” 

Help celebrate the pioneering legacy of Fred Rogers by visiting wucftv.org/bemyneighborday.  Here you can share what Mister Rogers means to you, watch exclusive videos, rediscover classic Mister Rogers moments, and explore the Fred Rogers-inspired Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.