The Muppets are NYC's official family ambassadors

Monday, 16 April 2012 12:47 PM

What does New York City hold for families on a short city break this year? Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and the rest of the gang of Muppets are answering that question, after being announced as the official family ambassadors for New York City 2012.

Families can visit New York Tourism's offical website to get the latest Muppet advice, from Miss Piggy discussing shopping and Kermit the Frog helping visitors navigate the five boroughs, to Swedish Chef focusing on cuisine, Gonzo sharing his attraction highlights and Pepe the Prawn introducing the best family tours.

Kermit the Frog commented; “I’ve loved New York ever since I arrived in its harbour 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, anyone else to visit. There’s shopping for Miss Piggy, spectacle for Gonzo, laughs for Fozzie, plus great parks in every borough for tadpoles. We can’t wait to show the world the best ways to hop around the city!”

Miss Piggy said; “New York is the most fabulous city in the world. In fact, it’s almost as fabulous as moi. And trust me, that’s high praise indeed! 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!”

To celebrate the new absassadors, NYC & Company will also be providing exclusive offers and savings opportunities at family-friendly retailers, restaurants, and attractions, as well as special summer hotel offers for visitors and locals alike. 

The NYC Family Ambassador programme was created in 2009 to help position New York City as a safe, welcoming, family-friendly destination and to encourage families to visit during the summer. The Muppets are the fourth NYC Family Ambassadors after Sesame Street in 2009, Dora the Explorer in 2010 and The Smurfs last year.

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