To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, NY1’s Pat Kiernan, “Sesame Street’s” Roscoe Orman (“Gordon”), MSNBC’s Abby Huntsman, best-selling children’s author R.J. Palacio and Seussical The Musical’s David Holcenberg visit 92Y on March 2 at 10:30 am to read the beloved book and other Dr. Seuss favorites to approximately 900 NYC public students (ages 5-7), and via free, live webcast at www.92y.org/livecast.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, as well as Read Across America Day, an NEA initiative.
The students have been invited to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters; and a Dr. Seuss “Cat in the Hat” costume will be on hand for – courtesy of the Dr. Seuss estate. Random House will donate a 25th anniversary edition of Oh! The Places You’ll Go! to each classroom attending the event.
The event celebrating this genius of children’s books is also a part of 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival, March 1-8, which brings together luminaries from the worlds of science, technology, religion, art, music, film, literature and business to consider, de-mystify and unravel all things “genius” at events in New York, at satellite venues around the country, and online at 92Y.org/genius.
“Literacy and the joy of reading are essential for every child’s development – and we want to celebrate the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss with all the children of New York City!,” says Larisa Gelman, Director of 92Y’s Educational Outreach program.
March 2 is a very special day indeed—not only is it Dr. Seuss’s birthday, but it’s also the first day of the National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative. Hear bestselling authors and media personalities read from their favorite Dr. Seuss books and enjoy live musical performances. Please come in costume! Every classroom leaves with a 25th anniversary edition of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, courtesy of Random House.
- R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times Bestseller, author of Wonder
- David Holcenberg, musical director, Matilda, Mamma Mia and Seussical the Musical
- Pat Kiernan of NY1
- Abby Huntsman, co-host of “The Cycle” on MSNBC
- Roscoe Orman, actor, author, child advocate, “Gordon” on “Sesame Street”
Special Musical Guest:
Liz McCartney, actor and singer, starred in Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and Annie.
To Arrange Tickets Please Contact Larisa Gelman at 212.415.5576 or email.