By: Teresa Nhat Wang
Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Rosita, and Abby Cadabby made a special live appearance to introduce their HBO premiere of Sesame Street special “The Magical Wand Chase,” and FiDi Families was invited to partake in the festivities.
In this premiere episode, the group of fun furry friends work together to help Abby retrieve her magic wand, while experiencing various subcultures throughout our very own New York City. You can virtually visit familiar landmarks like Chinatown and Spanish Harlem.
I have been watching Sesame Street ever since I was a kid. They’re now on their 48th season and this was my first Sesame Street show in 2 decades. It brought back so many amazing memories that I’m ready to share with my kids. My kids happened to be near a few characters as they were giving interviews, and of course, my kids were mesmerized.
Despite a full day of school, storytime at the Jewish Heritage Museum, then the Sesame Street party & screening, my 4-year old was still laughing and stayed wide-eyed during the entire show. Even my 2-year old and I laughed and thoroughly enjoyed watching it together. It was truly a great educational show for the whole family.
To top it off, Cookie Monster was waiting outside of the theater in his new food truck to pass out churros and cookies to the kids. We look forward to watching more episodes together as Cookie Monster is sure to show up with his truck and introduce new and different foods and explore the diversities from where they came.