Friday, December 14, 2012
Some of the features children will find are "Sesame Street" characters, a marketplace from Tanzania, pizza parlor and fire engine. But that's not all.
A new 23,000-square foot museum for children opens its doors Friday at the National Harbor, the National Children's Museum announced. The museum will host activities and programs including: The Washington Post reported that the museum also has: The National Children’s Museum is scheduled to be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Labor Day and Memorial Day, and to 7 p.m. during the summer, according to the museum. Admission is $10 per person and free for infants 12 months and under, the museum stated. The museum says its mission is to inspire children to care about and make the world a better place.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sesame Workshop officials say they don't want anything to distract from the mission and message of the educational show, Sesame Street.
Turner Station native Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street, bringing to an end his long tenure as the voice, personality and heart of the iconic muppet Elmo. His resignation comes in the aftermath of allegations that he had an underage sexual relationship with Sheldon Stephens, who initially claimed the relationship occurred when he was just 16. Sesame Workshop issued the following statement on its blog: Sesame Workshop’s mission is to harness the educational power of media to help all children the world over reach their highest potential. Kevin Clash has helped us achieve that mission for 28 years, and none of us, especially Kevin, want anything to divert our attention from our focus on serving as a leading educational …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Although Kevin Clash, of Dundalk, took a leave of absence after accusations of sexual impropriety, the accuser recanted his statement, according to The New York Times.
Update, Nov. 13: The man who accused the Elmo puppeteer of allegedly having sex with him as a teen has now recanted his statement. According to The New York Times' Brian Stelter, the 23-year-old accuser stated that he had sexual relations with Kevin Clash, a Baltimore native, when he was only 16. Although Clash denied the claims, he took a leave of absence from his job with Sesame Street earlier this week. Yet, the man recanted his statement today through his Harrisburg, PA attorney's office, Stelter reports, saying it was a "adult consensual relationship." Clash said in his own statement, he is “relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest.” At this time, it is not known when Clash will return to work. Original Post, Nov. 12…