Meet Grover and Elmo at the National Museum of Play December 5

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

November 12, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-420-6365

Susan Trien, 585-410-6359

Meet Walkaround Grover and Elmo at the
Shalom Sesame Launch Party 
at the National Museum of Play® on December 5

Walkaround Grover and Elmo from Sesame Street visit the National Museum of Play at the Strong “in person” to greet guests at a Shalom Sesame Launch Party on Sunday, December 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. in honor of the newly-updated Shalom Sesame home-video series, produced by the nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop. The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and Sesame Workshop have chosen the National Museum of Play as a site to premiere Shalom Sesame’s “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah,” the latest installment of the 11 DVD collection.

See special showings of “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah” featuring new songs and stories with the loveable friends from Sesame Street and Rechov Sumsum at 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m. Originally created in 1988, the new Shalom Sesame series follows Grover on his adventures through Israel and is intended to bring Israeli life and Jewish culture to North American audiences.  Bring canned food to help build a community “canorah”—a giant menorah made of cans! After the event, the food will be donated to the Brighton Food Cupboard and Foodlink. Enjoy festive music from the Rochester Jewish Community Youth Choir at 2:40 and 3:40 p.m. and play dreidel games.

 Shalom Sesame activities listed above are included with general museum admission fees.




Museum Hours:

Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to
5 p.m.

 Admission Fees:

General Admission (does not include admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®):Adults $11; Seniors $10; Children (2–15) $9; Children younger than two free; Strong members free.

 Admission to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®:

General Admission fee plus $1.50 for members, $3 for nonmembers; Children under 2 free. Entry is by timed ticket only. Please call 585-263-2700 to reserve and purchase tickets.

Parking: Free parking is available at the museum for all guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that, on high visitation days, the museum lot may reach capacity early in the day. If space is not available on site at the time of your visit, additional parking is available at neighboring municipal garages for a fee. The Strong is not responsible for fees incurred at off-site locations.