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Win Tickets to Sesame Street Live at Madison Square Garden!

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

Why, yes, yes I can. In fact, if you are able to get to Madison Square Garden, Mamanista can take you there!

Sesame Street was a favorite of mine as a kid–a magical place of learning, sharing, and caring.  So, it is very exciting that we get to share tickets not only with a reader’s family, but also with some children who could use a special day!

Sesame Street Live “When Elmo Grows Up” is coming to New York City! (Feb 4-15)

When Elmo and his Sesame Street Live friends think about growing up, it’s a musical show-and-tell! Bert dreams of becoming a forest ranger, Telly longs to be a cowboy and their newest friend, Abby Cadabby, wants to be a fairy godmother just like her mommy. Elmo thinks about becoming a ‘weather monster,’ but has a hard time predicting his own forecast – he wants to be anything and everything all at once!

We have a family four-pack of tickets for Sesame Street Live at Madison Square Garden (dates February 6-15, subject to availability) to give away to one reader.

We’re also going to be giving away four tickets to a worthy children’s charity in New York City, based on the winner’s choice.  We recommend Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America, the youth mentoring organization, and Make a Wish, giving hope, strength, and joy, to children with life-threatening illnesses.

To enter, please leave us a comment by 10pm EST, February 4, 2010, letting us know how Sesame Street helps teach compassion AND which charity with a NYC chapter you would like to see receive the tickets.

Hop over to Bloganthropy and you’ll find more chances to win with two other blogs.

Disclaimer: Contest ends February 4, 10pm EST. Winner, chosen at random, has 24 hours to respond. Transportation not included. Dates subject to availability.  This post was brought to you by the letters M, S, and G for Madison Square Garden, and B for Bloganthropy. Sesame Street Live is an advertiser this year but we are receiving no compensation for this post…maybe a little good karma.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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25 Responses to "Win Tickets to Sesame Street Live at Madison Square Garden!"

  1. Indira says:

    Will love to wins the tickets for my family.

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  3. Cyndy Ergen says:

    How do you feel Sesame Street helps teach compassion?

    I grew up watching Sesame Street and now that God bless me to be a mom, I want my little baby that grows with happiness, humor, kindness, respect and compassions for others, ALL THESE is what Sesame Street can bring to our lives!

    Seame Street has characters and songs that give examples of love and compassion. Like Oscar the Grouch, he taught me “not to judge a book by its cover”, he was mad always, but when somebody need help he always was there. He is a beautiful example of love and compassion!

    Songs like: Kermit’s “It’s Not Easy Being Green or “Everyone Makes Mistakes” by Big Bird, are songs that moves feelings, make us have a reflection, feel compassion for certain situations and let our kids and us with love in our souls!

    Daily I can see that Sesame Street helps educate children, gives good examples and teaches lessons that will enrich our children’s hearts and minds!

    Compassion is a human emotion and Sesame Street activates the button to feel the desire to help and alleviate another’s suffering!

    I think it is awesome what Sesame Street can do in our kids hearts! We need a better world, we need to help others and with sesame Street our kids can learn that!

    We need this kind of TV show in our lives!

    Also I will love to see Make a Wish Foundation happy with the tickets! Lets give them some happy moments and light their lives!


    Cyndy and Julia Ergen

  4. Carol says:

    I choose Make A Wish. This is a great giveaway. I live near NYC, and Sesame Street was always a big part of my kids daily lives. I’d fix breakfast, and then let them have their hour of Sesame St. It taught them empathy, compassion, and sensitivity to people of all races, and taught them Spanish words. They learned how to be caring from watching the different vignettes. Hope i win.

  5. Tishawn Montero says:

    I would love to win tickets for my family. I would like to send the tickets I win to children with life-threatening diseases.
    I was a big fan of sesame street as a child and I learned to share with my younger siblings, I learned how to care for plants and that fruits were healthy for you.
    I allow my children to watch sesame street because although the episodes have changed and the characters have evolved the lesson they are teaching is the same after 20 years. Sharing , caring and becoming a great person.

  6. Lisa M. says:

    I think Sesame Street teaches compassion by showing their characters in different situation and showing the right way to treat people in bad situation. The charity I would like to give the tickets to is Make A Wish.

  7. Chris Seeley says:

    Sesame street was a staple in my house growing up and it is for my kids now too. It taught me to count and read letters before I ever even got to school! It also taught me there were many different “kinds” of children, from other cultures, long before I had even been in a classroom with them. I remember being so excited to learn a few spanish words to say to my spanish Kindy friends. :)
    I would donate tix to a Kiwanis Chapter. They work alongside other orgs to help provide opportunities to needy families. Thei goal to change the world “one child at a time”.

  8. Lauren HopkinsSheridan says:

    My little ones would love this!!!

  9. Ethel says:

    My daughter loves sesame street. Not only she learned her numbers and shapes from watching the show but they taught her to be kind to other kids, to share, to be polite and to respect others. Olivia will be so thrilled to see them live. Thanks for the chance.

    If I win I would choose Make a Wish foundation to donate the tickets.

  10. mommietj says:

    I would love to take my younger kids to see the Live Sesame Street in NYC. I love that Sesame Street still continues to teach children good values and character, as it did when I was a young child. I believe it has a very effective approach in teaching our kids not only their numbers and abc’s but also whats right and wrong. They learn best through example, so when they see Big Bird giving a friend a hug when he’s sad, they know they should be there for their friends too. If I win, I will donate tickets to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization.

    mommietj at yahoo dot com

  11. Jeanine says:

    Sesame Street is the epitome of children’s television and through it’s programs and skits teaches children that prejudice is wrong and they also teach children about disability awareness and compassion.

  12. Jeanine says:

    Continuation of Entry 1-

    I would choose the charity Make A Wish

  13. Jen S. says:

    I loved Sesame Street as a kid and so does my son. It promotes multiculturalism and the importance of getting along with others. Too bad more adults didn’t learn this as kids.

  14. Kirsten T. says:

    Sesame Street was a staple in my house growing up, and now its an integral part of my daughter’s life. She is a huge fan of Elmo and Oscar the Grouch. Sesame Street is the only TV show that my daughter is interested in (she’s almost 3).

    The way the characters and humans interact with each other teaches compassion. Although they may show conflict, the resolution to that conflict is postive. In addition, they show kids and adults that have various afflictions/handicaps, and presents them as regular folks, capable of all sorts of wonderful things. Its good to see everyone incorporated.

    My choice for charity would be Autism Speaks. However, any charity you deem worthwhile is more than acceptable.

  15. Lisa says:

    Sesame Street helps teach compassion by having them all get along no matter if they’re a human or if they’re furry. They are all different colors yet they are all friends! This shows kids we’re all the same and when someone is hurting, sad, etc, we should help them!

    I’d love to donate tickets to Variety the Children’s Charity!

  16. cindy says:

    Sesame street shows compassion in ways other shows do not. I mean I remember that there was one episode that was dealing with death. That is a pretty tough thing to teach kids about and get them to understand. Sesame Street did a great job in doing that.

    My family would love to see this show. I watched it when i was younger and now my daughter watches it now. They have always shown so many lessons and how it is important to be kind and to share. They do a great job in bringing all of the characters to life and giving them personality along with feelings.

    we even have sesame street books at home too, my favorite is red or blue, i like you. this book is great because there are so many people that judge you by your outside appearance and it teaches you that you shouldnt.

    my family would totally really love to go see Sesame Street live at Madison Square Garden. My husband is totally obsessed with every detail of sesame street, and my daughter absolutely loves the show.

    i would like to see the other tickets go to the make a wish foundation.

    ps- we would only need 3 tickets for our family. so perhaps the other one we wouldn’t use can also be donated.

  17. DanV says:

    It helps teach compassion by showing kids how to share and be empathetic to others. I think Make a Wish would be a great charity to get tickets.

  18. trixx says:

    Sesame Street teaches compassion by having negative situations they encounter solved in a positive way. They are also always sharing what they have and helping others!

  19. Elenna Dunham says:

    I’d probably also go with Make a Wish, though Starlight and Ronald McDonald House also do good work with seriously ill children and their families. As for what Sesame Street teaches, what is amazing about the program is the breadth of it’s compassion message. It teaches compassion for people who are different and/or differently abled, showing different types of people in skits without singling them out, as well as in segments that focus on difference. It teaches compassion for animals, teaching children what animals want, do, need, etc. in different segments. It teaches compassion for the environment (eg. the Michelle Obama episode and episodes that focus on and teach respect for different habitats). And the show teaches compassion for self too, helping growing boys and girls learn to appreciate the things that make them unique. It is a remarkable show- we just bought the Sesame Street Old School DVDs and it is amazing to realize how long this program has been running, and deservedly so.

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