Celebrate 45 Years of Sesame Street at New York Public Library

Spencer Cohen – As I’m sure you are all aware, Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year! And what better way to celebrate the iconic show’s anniversary than by having a museum exhibit dedicated to the most famous street in the world! Last week, the “Somebody Come and Play:” 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder exhibit opened at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and I was very fortunate to check it out.

This amazing exhibit is not only awesome, but FREE (yes, you read that correctly)! Now, until the end of January, is your chance to see various Muppets, scripts, props, costumes, exclusive videos, and more right before your very eyes! Big Bird is just one of the many Muppets on display at the exhibit. As shown by the pictures below, photography is allowed, so take as many photos as you would like! In addition there is a special Honkers photo booth that allows visitors to take photos with Honkers using a camera at the exhibit, and then have their photos e-mailed instantly.

To tie in with the exhibit, the library will be having special public programs.   I had the privilege of attending one of the events; a Muppet Master Class taught by Martin P. Robinson. I will discuss this in an upcoming Part 2! If you’re a Sesame Street fan, make sure you see this exhibit!

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SS45 Community Room SS45 Elmopuppet SS45 Honkers SS45 Rubber Ducky SS45 Super Grover SS45 Zoe SS45_Hoots


Photos from our friends at Nerdist.  To view more, please click here.

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