‘Be My Neighbor Day’ Returns June 22 to Downtown Muncie

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Editor’s note: Due to excessive heat warnings, this event will now be held inside at Inspire Academy, 2801 E 16th St., Muncie.

By Tracie Louck, Ball State PBS—

MUNCIE, IN – As Daniel Tiger often says, “Things may change and that’s OK. Today we can do things a different way.”

The lovable star of “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” on PBS KIDS will once again greet attendees at “Be My Neighbor Day,” which will be held from 1-4 p.m. ET Saturday, June 22, at Canan Commons in Downtown Muncie.

This annual free event, hosted by Ball State PBS, features live music, fun activities for kids, and more, including:

  • More than 20 booths (“neighbors”) offering fun activities for the whole family
  • Meet Daniel Tiger
  • Dance along to music by Patchwork
  • Visit great neighbors from arts organizations, community centers, and other awesome non-profit groups
  • A free book for every child
  • Pick up your very own Be My Neighbor Day tote bag packed with goodies

Based on the animated PBS KIDS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” and with a nod to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” this event focuses on the importance of being neighborly.

Be My Neighbor Day is presented by Midas, with support from Inspire Academy, CenterPoint Energy Foundation, Wilhoite Family Dental, LifeStream Services, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Muncie Altrusa Foundation supports the book giveaway.

If you need accommodation to participate fully in this event, please email Accessibility.BSPM@bsu.edu.

For more information, go to ballstatepbs.org or email Ashley Mann, community education manager, at ashley.mann@bsu.edu.

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