Celebrating 40 Years with a Big Birthday Bash

Mountain Lake PBS is throwing the kid-event of the summer on Friday, July 7th, to celebrate our 40-year milestone. The fun begins at 5 pm with different foods and activities to try, until 7 pm.

Have a chance to meet Curious George and other PBS Kids characters, while getting a behind the scenes look at the Mountain Lake PBS Studio. You can even try out our green screen to see yourself on TV! When hunger strikes, a food truck will be located right outside. Other kid-friendly activities included in the fun are face painting, creative crafts and activities, live music, a photo booth, and meeting the friendly station staff! The entire event is free, all down to the ice cream sundae bar, and of course, every kid gets to take home a free book!

The celebration will take place at 1 Sesame St Plattsburgh, NY, Mountain Lake PBS’ studio location. To RSVP for the event, go to https://mountainlake.org/40th . Everyone is welcome to celebrate and we hope to see you there!

In addition to this birthday party, On-air, the station is celebrating with a program called Flashback 57. We combed the vaults, archives and attics for some long-forgotten specials to revive for this brand-new series as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. The series airs Mondays at 9 PM and Saturdays at 5 PM. Specials coming in the next few weeks include Adirondack Memories (2001), Voices of Scotland (1997), Mardi Gras 10th Birthday Celebration (1989), and many more.

The very first broadcast of Mountain Lake PBS, known then as WCFE TV Channel 57, was from a basement studio in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Kehoe Building. “Since that day 40 years ago, this station has served as the premiere storyteller documenting the history, people, and culture of this region,” said Bill McColgan, President & CEO of Mountain Lake PBS. “With this milestone anniversary, we’re inviting our viewers to come along with us as we reflect on those early years — revisiting those acclaimed programs that helped bring us to where we are today.”

Thanks to our sponsors!

About Mountain Lake PBS
40 years ago, Mountain Lake PBS was known as WCFE TV Channel 57 and was broadcasting from the studio basement in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Kehoe Building. Today, Mountain Lake PBS serves nearly 4 million people in New York, Vermont, Quebec, and Ontario with acclaimed PBS series and award-winning local productions. The station also provides a host of education and outreach services for learners of all ages, including a 24-hour children’s programming channel.

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