PBS39 Announces Celebration Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Sesame Street

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‘Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting’ will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 15 at the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA.

Bethlehem, PA. – August 6, 2019 – On Sunday, September 15, 2019 PBS39 will hold a celebration in honor of Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA.

“We are honored to bring the spirit of this iconic public media program to the Lehigh Valley,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer at PBS39 said. “Sesame Street has educated generations of families and this celebration will engage people of all ages.”

Attendees will have the chance to meet and take a photo with Sesame Street walkaround characters Grover and Count von Count. The celebration will also feature a number of family-friendly activities including educational tables hosted by the National Museum of Industrial History, the Da Vinci Science Center and Wildlands Conservancy. There will also be a live concert with Lehigh Valley musical artist Kira Willey.

This event is open to the public, but capacity is limited. To meet a Sesame Street walkaround character, families should register for a time slot on PBS39.org/Sesame. Each family will need only one pass, but the number of children and adults should be noted while registering online. Attendees should bring their printed or mobile ticket to the event.

‘Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting’ is sponsored by Aetna Better Health of Pennsylvania and PNC Bank. Visit PBS39.org for more information.


About PBS39
PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps TM journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley. The PBS39 Reporter Corps TM creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley are partnering to fund and fulfill the regional literacy initiative Lehigh Valley Reads. This campaign is working to ensure all Lehigh Valley students read on grade level by the end of third grade by 2025. Battling Opioids: A Project of Pennsylvania Public Media is a collaborative, multi-media, effort undertaken by all seven PA Public Media stations. This initiative uses public media’s combined resources of TV, radio, online, social, digital, and community outreach events for one common good – to save lives. PBS39, part of Greater Lehigh Valley Public Media, is a community-owned public media station serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is licensed in Allentown to the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. For more information, visit PBS39.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Nicole Harrell
Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39