— Free event is open to the public and will be held in Destiny USA’s Canyon Area; the first 500 children will receive a free Daniel Tiger Book while supplies last —
Syracuse, NY– Destiny USA, WCNY and The Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County invite families and children of all ages to meet Daniel Tiger from the popular PBS Kids hit show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” at The World’s Biggest Daniel Tiger Bedtime Story Read-Along, on Wednesday, January 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. inside Destiny USA’s Canyon Area.
This fun, family friendly event kicks-off of the Literacy Coalition’s “Stories of the Seasons,” a new format of themed literacy events for families that align with each of the four seasons throughout the year. This event also marks the debut of WCNY’s New 24/7 WiCkNeY KIDS channel, featuring favorite PBS KIDS show content.
Guests will enjoy a story time led by actors from The Redhouse, cookies and milk, and greetings from Daniel Tiger. The first 500 children to attend the event will receive a “Goodnight Daniel Tiger” book and other free goodies. Pajamas are optional too!
“We may take the habit of reading books to our children for granted, but not every family has started this important tradition,” said Virginia Carmody, Executive Director of the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County. “This type of event raises awareness about the importance of early literacy and helps to encourage families to read together every day, especially at bedtime.”
“WCNY offers outstanding educational programs like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on our new 24/7 WiCkNeY KIDS channel that promote reading and math literacy,” said Debbie Stack, WCNY Director of Education and Community Engagement. “WCNY is delighted to be collaborate with the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County to bring families together to read, learn, and of course, meet Daniel Tiger at Destiny USA on January 18.”
For more information, please visit wcny.org/events.
About Destiny USA
Shopping, dining and entertainment so big, it needed its own zip code. Welcome to Destiny USA—New York’s largest destination of its kind with over 250 places to shop, dine and play, visited by 26 million guests every year. From an antique carousel to the world’s largest suspended ropes course at WonderWorks to tropical destination Margaritaville, Cheesecake Factory and retail and outlet brands like Apple, Nordstrom rack, Michael Kors and more, there’s something for everyone at Destiny USA. And all of it under one roof with perfect weather year round. Discover the Destiny USA experience and plan your next visit at www.destinyusa.com.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Destiny USA, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held shopping center developers in North America. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of retail-based, tourist, and entertainment destinations dominate the northeast, with 16 properties located throughout New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. For over 40 years, Pyramid has lead the industry by combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.
About the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County
As our community’s lead to the nationally-led Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, we focus on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. The centerpiece of our school readiness efforts is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Over 12,000 little ones in Onondaga County now receive free monthly books mailed directly to them. Go to www.onliteracy.org to learn more about us and to enroll you child in Imagination Library today!