It’s The Alma Train Party! Join Fred Rogers Productions, the MTA, and Thirteen to celebrate Alma’s Way, the hit PBS KIDS series created by Sonia Manzano (the iconic “Maria” on Sesame Street) and the launch of the new digital game, The Alma Train. The special “block party”-like event will feature activities and “stations” from some of the Bronx’s most famous institutes!
Throughout the fun-filled day, attending kids and families can:
- Take photos with the Alma costume character
- Be among the first to play the interactive new Alma Train digital game
- Meet real female MTA subway conductors, just like Alma’s Tía Gloria (played by Sharon Montero) in the series
- Enjoy special activities from The Bronx Children’s Museum, The Bronx Zoo, The Bronx River Alliance, and the New York Public Library
- Learn traditional Puerto Rican Bomba dancing from the Bombazo Dance Company
- Groove to live music from Music Under New York band Hasta La Zeta
- Receive free goodies and giveaways (as supplies last)
The event will take place on Saturday, August 27, 10am – 2pm, at Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station.
Sonia Manzano and Sharon Montero will be on-site and available for photo opps and interviews!
Alma’s Way is set in the Bronx and inspired by Sonia Manzano’s own childhood growing up in the borough. The series follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud, confident Puerto Rican girl who lives in NYC with her family among a diverse group of close-knit friends and community members. Young viewers tag along with Alma as she learns to speak up for herself, make tough decisions, figure out how to help friends, and much more. Each episode showcases different aspects of Latino culture through language, food, music, and customs. Music is the “backbeat” of the series, and the Bronx vibrantly comes alive in every episode.
Please note, masks are still required onboard subways, buses, and in stations, as well as at The Alma Train Party.