A family and Grover hugging

Annual Benefit

May 31, 2023

Children’s mental health matters.

In response to the growing mental health crisis, Sesame Workshop is supporting the emotional well-being of young children and families through research-based resources and engaging content designed for the whole family. Our approach spans the continuum of emotional well-being, from foundational coping strategies to greater needs.

Together we can help create sunnier days ahead for children everywhere. Join us.

Event Details

Big Bird

Sesame Workshop Annual Benefit

May 31, 2023

6 PM Cocktails
7 PM Dinner 

Cipriani 42nd Street

Cocktail attire 

Table and ticket information to follow. 

For more information, please contact Sesame Workshop Benefit Headquarters at sesame@resevt.com or 212-627-1000.

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The safety and well-being of guests and staff are always our top priorities, and we follow appropriate guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all.

Highlights from years past

Michelle Obama at Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary gala with Big Bird, Grover, Abby Cadabby and Elmo
Michelle Obama
Oprah Winfrey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Heather Headley pose with muppets at Sesame Workshop's gala event
Oprah Winfrey, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Heather Headley
Dr. Jill Biden and Vice President Joe Biden smile with the muppets
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden
Vanessa Williams, Queen Rania and Barbara Walters smile together
Vanessa Williams, HRH Queen Rania, and Barbara Walters
Bill Clinton, Elmo and Jon Stewart in front of a Sesame Street backdrop
President Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart
John Legend sings and plays piano with Elmo and Abby Cadabby
John Legend
Jon Oliver talks on a microphone to Cookie Monster in front of a purple curtain
John Oliver
Michael Bloomberg smiles with a puppet version of himself
The Honorable Michael Bloomberg
Michael Buble and Joan Ganz Cooney smile with a group of muppet friends
Michael Buble
Lin Manuel-Miranda smile on stage in front of a blue curtain
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Hoda Kotb smiles with her arms around The Count, Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Grover
Hoda Kotb
Katie Couric smiles with Zoe, Elmo and The Count
Katie Couric
Chrissy Teigen and Big Bird speak on stage in front of a blue curtain
Chrissy Teigen
Charlie Puth sings into a microphone and plays piano with Elmo
Charlie Puth
Andy Grammer waves and smiles while holding a guitar next to Elmo
Andy Grammer
Elvis Costello holds his guitar and poses with the muppets
Elvis Costello
Norah O'Donnel and Sara Bareilles sing on microphones with the muppets
Norah O'Donnell and Sara Bareilles
Joan Ganz Cooney smiles with Rosita, Abby Cadabby, Zoe, Elmo and Grover
Joan Ganz Cooney
Chris Jackson sings on a microphone with Abby Cadabby and Elmo
Chris Jackson
Anderson Cooper and Elmo smile in front of a Sesame Street background
Anderson Cooper

For additional information, please contact Benefit Headquarters at sesame@resevt.com or 212-627-1000.