The 40th season of Sesame Street begins today and the last google doodle
Tue Nov 10
We're so silly. Of course the final doodle would feature the entire gang. After all, Sesame Street is first and foremost a community, right? The 40th season of every preschooler's favorite show kicks off today but the celebration will likely continue all season. If you want to mark the occasion with other fans, the Brooklyn Public Library's Sesame Street exhibit opens this Saturday, November 14 with a family fun day, including costumed characters and themed activities. You can also head to 64th and Broadway any time this week: The corner's been temporarily renamed in honor of the show.
Tuesday's pick of the day: Wintuk sneak peek and ticket giveaway
Tue Nov 10
The holiday season has unofficially begun. In addition to decorations popping up all over town, classic seasonal shows are raising their curtains this week, including Radio City Christmas Spectacular , White Christmas and Wintuk . Today, catch a sneak peek at a handful of acts from Cirque du Soleil's acrobatic spectacle, outdoors in the Madison Square Garden Mall. And although temperatures will be mild, falling "snow" will give the illusion of winter. Best of all: The first 200 spectators will win two free tickets to Wintuk 's first performance on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30pm. How's that for some holiday magic?
It's still a sunny day on Google, more Sesame Street doodles
Mon Nov 9
Yesterday we figured Elmo would be it, but today the Count makes a cameo and the letters that spell out Google are appropriately turned into numbers. Ha-ha-ha. The Count's long been one of our faves on the show. We're so happy that, save Elmo (who was a given due to his popularity), Google has gone old-school with the tribute doodles, no Zoe or Abby Caddaby (no offense ladies). We believe the tributes end tomorrow; who do you think will be the last one? Our guess: Kermit the Frog. Granted, he's no longer on Sesame Street , but before he crossed over to Muppets fame, he was the show's resident amphibian as well as the character most closely associated with creator Jim Henson.
Maclaren announces stroller recall
Mon Nov 9
Today, Maclaren , the popular stroller maker, announced that it's voluntarily recalling 1 million strollers manufactured between 1999 and November 2009 due to a faulty hinge mechanism which has already caused 12 fingertip amputations in the U.S. The recall includes all Maclaren single- and double-umbrella strollers for the following lines: Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. Maclaren is urging all customers to stop using these strollers immediately, and its website has info on how to obtain a free repair kit. The only problem? The site's not working. We've tried several times throughout the day and we keep getting an error message. Here's to hoping it gets fixed soon...especially considering how many NYC moms have Maclarens!
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