Around Town: Sunset Park Library Celebrates Sesame Street

Big Bird flirts with Pat Nixon

How do you get to Sesame Street?

For those of you still pondering this existential question, the Sunset Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library can help. The branch this Saturday will hold a “Sesame Street” themed family event from 12-3:30pm. It will feature crafts, bilingual storytelling and a screening of Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland. (Fun fact. Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland is the only item to vanish from the collection of the Bibliobús this year. Hot item, you know).

Saturday’s event is part of a larger Brooklyn Public Library exhibition on Sesame Street celebrating “40 years of life of the street.” Thug life, Big Bird style.

From the NY Times:

SESAME STREET: A CELEBRATION OF 40 YEARS OF LIFE ON THE STREET’ (Friday through Wednesday) Sesame Street may not have an official location, but a good chunk of it will be in Brooklyn for the next few months. This exhibition at the Brooklyn Public Library, commemorating the television show’s 40th anniversary, includes objects like animation cels, scripts, sheet music, props and even a few Muppets. This Saturday the fun is also extending to the library’s Sunset Park Branch, 5108 Fourth Avenue, at 51st Street, which will hold a free “Sesame Street”-theme family day from noon to 3:30 p.m., with crafts, bilingual storytelling and a screening of “Elmo in Grouchland”; (718) 567-2806. (Exhibition through Feb. 21.) Fridays and Mondays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Christmas Eve, when the library is closed; Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, at Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway , (718) 230-2100, brooklynpubliclibrary.org; free.

Update: New York 1 reported on the event at the library Saturday. Check out the video!

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