It’s been 50 years that kids all over have been asking how to get to Sesame Street. Now, you can finally show them, thanks to NYC officially renaming 63rd Street in Manhattan.
Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on the show from 1971-2015, kicked off the ceremony and invited her friends Grover and Big Bird. After introducing the entire cast (and muppets!), Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Member Helen Rosenthal and Jeff Dunn, the CEO and president of Sesame Workshop, all took turns on stage before the muppets helped out with the official unveiling of the new Sesame Street street sign.
If you’re wondering why New York, Sesame Street has been filmed there since 1969, now at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. It’s all part of celebrating Sesame Street’s 50 year anniversary. If your kid wants to get in on the fun, there’ll be a NYC event on June 1 as part of Sesame Street Road Trip. Guests will have a blast at a family festival in Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, featuring a giant maze, photo ops, a milk and cookies station, treasure dig and more. Register for the free event here.
Watch the renaming ceremony below.