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WPSU Event to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 'Sesame Street'

by on September 19, 2019 6:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Centre Region community will have the opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street with a day full of kids and family activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. 

Sesame Street: 50 Years and Counting, hosted by WPSU Penn State, will be held at the WPSU Studios, 100 Innovation Boulevard.

The free event will include educational activities, games and crafts for children, a touch-a-truck area, selfie stations and prizes.

Sesame Street debuted on Nov. 10, 1969, and has aired on public television since its first broadcast.

WPSU educational activities will include:

  • Abby Cadabby’s Appy Hour (WPSU, PBS KIDS and Sesame Street apps).
  • Big Bird’s Comfy Cozy Nest (mindfulness).
  • Hooper’s Healthy Eating Store (sometime and anytime foods activity).
  • Puppet Playhouse (make a puppet and put on a show).
  • Slimey’s Sorting Game (recycling and the environment).
  • The People in Our Neighborhood (vehicle display with Alpha Fire Company, Centre Lifelink EMS, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Penn State Police, U.S. Postal Service).
  • What Does the Post Office Do? (stamp and postcard activities with American Philatelic Society).
  • Sesame Street Memories Board (write your memories).

The Bakery at Penn State will also present a handcrafted Sesame Street 50th anniversary character cake and offer free chocolate chip cookies to attendees.

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