March – June 2019

March 21, 2019

“Neuhaus Education Center – 33rd Annual Luncheon”
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker Street, Houston, TX
Keynote Address starts at 12:45

March 29, 2019

Illinois Head Start State Conference
Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway, Normal IL
Keynote Address starts at 10:45

April 4, 2019

“Children’s Center Honors”
World of Speed Museum
27490 SW 95th Ave; Wilsonville, OR

2:00-4:00pm:  Sonia Manzano participates in panel discussion on childhood wellness and Latino community outreach
6:00-6:45pm:  VIP Reception with Photos
7:30pm: Main Event Begins
8:20-8:45pm:  Speech by Sonia Manzano – Topic: Sonia’s time on Sesame Street and the vital importance of creating a nurturing environment for children, speaking with them abuse difficult topics, and why it’s crucial bring stories of trauma and healing to light.
9:00-9:30pm:  Book Signing

April 9 & 10, 2019

“Builders of Hope Breakfast”
Clifford Beers Guidance Clinic, Hamden, CT

April 9, 2019
Norwalk Event Schedule (Venue TBD):
4:30-5:00 pm:  Sonia Manzano to do a Reading from Children’s Book for Children and Families.
5:00-5:30 pm:  Q&A
5:30-6:00 pm:  Book Signing

April 10, 2019
Hamden CT Event Schedule:
7:30 am:  Event Begins
8:00-8:30 am:  Speech by Sonia Manzano
9:00-9:30 am:  Book signing of “Becoming Maria”

May 29, 2019

Sesame Workshop to Honor First Lady Michelle Obama at 50th Anniversary Gala

Sesame Workshop today announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will accept the Joan Ganz Cooney Award, named for Sesame Street’s creator, at the nonprofit organization’s annual benefit dinner on May 29. This event celebrates Sesame Street’s landmark 50th anniversary year.

Location: Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, hosted by Hoda Kotb of NBC’s TODAY. Table seating and individual tickets are available now.  READ PRESS RELEASE HERE.

May 31, 2019

Sesame Street Neighborhood Grand Opening
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Join the fun ‪on Friday, May 31 and celebrate the official Grand Opening of the 𝐀𝐋𝐋-𝐍𝐄𝐖 Sesame Street Neighborhood and New Live Show, “Our Street is Sesame Street!”. With a special appearance from two Sesame Street Stars, Sonia Manzano & Alan Muraoka.

June 17, 2019

Bronx Library Center @ 6:30p
Notes from the Reading Life
Named one of the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever,” this beloved actress, author, and South Bronx native takes to the stage to remember the books that shaped her and remind us of the magic of reading. For over 40 years Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street, breaking ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Also an award-winning television writer and children’s book author, she has devoted her career to…

June 21, 2019

Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
9:00AM -10:30AM Closing Keynote Speech at Early Childhood Institute; 45-minute Keynote Speech and 15-minutes of Q&A Followed by a Book Sale and Signing.


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