The Muppets Named New York City’s Family Ambassadors


April 13, 2012
Muppets at NYC & co.
© Julienne Schaer

The Muppets (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and Pepe) here with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, celebrate the announcement of the Muppets as New York City’s Family Ambassadors
Photo credit:  Julienne Schaer

The Muppets were today named New York City Family Ambassadors by NYC & Company, New York City’s tourism and marketing organization. As part of the year-long collaboration, the Muppets will encourage family travel to New York by highlighting the best ways for families to experience and enjoy the many dining and shopping venues, cultural institutions, parks and attractions across the five boroughs.
“I’ve loved New York ever since I arrived in New York harbor and saw that the Statue of Liberty is green. What a welcome! New York is a great place for families, frogs, pigs, bears and…uh, whatevers to visit. We can’t wait to show the world the best ways to hop around the city!” said Kermit the Frog, the world’s most famous amphibian.
Added Miss Piggy, “New York is the most fabulous city in the world. In fact, it’s almost as fabulous as moi. So don’t just sit there! Get ready world!  You’re about to take the ultimate diva’s tour of moi’s favorite city! Lucky vous!”
The Muppets will also encourage locals to explore different neighborhoods across New York City by highlighting family-friendly things to do, see, and visit. The Muppets will share their personal City preferences at where Miss Piggy will discuss shopping, Kermit will help visitors navigate the five boroughs, Swedish Chef will focus on cuisine and more.
“We could not imagine better NYC Family Ambassadors than the lovable and enchanting Muppets,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company. “Appealing to fans of all ages across the globe, the Muppets will highlight what they love about the five boroughs and illustrate why New York City is the perfect place for families to visit this year.”


10 thoughts on “The Muppets Named New York City’s Family Ambassadors

  • April 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    We love the muppets! How cute was this! I saw them on Good Morning America too and I wish my kids knew them like I use to. Once my kids are a little older I want to get some of the older shows for them to watch. I use to love them Reply
  • April 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    This is so great. I love the muppets! Miss Piggy was always my favorite. I think it is so great that New York City is focusing on families. Reply
  • April 15, 2012 at 11:29 am
    Haha, that's so cute! Love Kermit's little speech about the green Statue of Liberty. :) Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    Wow! That's great. We need more cartoons like the Muppets these days in my opinion. My daughter loves them! Reply
    • April 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm
      I know right? I remember growing up with the Muppets and Fraggle Rock :) Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    This is cute, very good idea of how to target more families with children to visit NYC. I haven't seen much from the Muppets lately, do they have any shows still on TV? Reply
    • April 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm
      I haven\'t seen the Muppets on TV in ages. My child couldn\'t even tell you who they are. I grew up with the Muppets and Fraggle Rock, wish they would come back around :) Reply
      • April 15, 2012 at 11:04 am
        LOVED Fraggle Rock, they were actually playing it on tv awhile ago. I can't remember what channel it was on though. Such a great show :) Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 6:41 am
    That's great! I have always loved the muppets. I have never been to NYC, but have always wanted to go just for the sights. Reply
  • April 14, 2012 at 5:24 am
    I just love The Muppets! It was great when they took over Good Morning America about a month ago. So cute and entertaining! Reply

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