See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special

See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Watch the Sesame Street special See Us Coming Together on Thursday, November 25!

It's Neighbor Day on Sesame Street and everyone has something special to share! Created for families to watch together, See Us Coming Together is a special that celebrates diverse Asian and Pacific Islander communities and the power of belonging with original songs and an all-star cast. 

Designed for families to watch together, See Us Coming Together follows the Sesame Street friends through a Neighbor Day celebration with new friend Ji-Young—a seven-year-old Korean American character performed by Sesame Workshop puppeteer Kathleen Kim. Celebrity guests like actors Simu Liu and Anna Cathcart, comic book artist Jim Lee, chef Melissa King, television personality Padma Lakshmi, and athlete Naomi Osaka join in, too, sharing their passions, talents, and cultures with their Sesame Street friends.

The Neighbor Day celebration culminates with a new original song, also entitled “See Us Coming Together,” led by Ji-Young and performed by the full cast. A reimagined version of Sesame Street classic, “The People in Your Neighborhood,” reinforces that children of all backgrounds can be anything they want to be.

See Us Coming Together continues Sesame Street’s proud legacy of representation with an engaging story that encourages empathy and acceptance and uplifts Asian and Pacific Islander communities. With the generous support of the The Asian American Foundation, Ford Foundation, and P&G/Pampers, we're proud to bring this special to life,”  said Kay Wilson Stallings, Sesame Workshop’s Executive Vice President of Creative and Production.

This special is part of Sesame Workshop’s ongoing Coming Together initiative to help families of all backgrounds build racial literacy together. 

**Please note: This special programming is designed as a co-viewing experience with adults and children watching together. **

When To WatchSSIC Coming Together ResourcesRace & Racism Resources for Young Children | Ji-Young's Song | Watch & Play Together Guide

When to Watch:

Watch the See Us Coming Together special on:

  • WXXI-TV: Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • WXXI-KIDS 24/7: Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. and Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • Streaming: On PBS KIDS from Thursday, November 25 through Thursday, December 23, 2021

Note: The special is also planned to repeat in May 2022 in recognition of API Heritage Month. More details on this when they are announced. 

Ji-Young's Song with the Best Friends Band

Watch & Play Together Guide

See Us Coming Together celebrates each child’s unique identity and sense of belonging to a caring community and diverse world!
Included in this guide are three playful learning resources to help guide the conversations with your child about fairness and belonging to a nurturing community.

Click the image below or the link above to access the full guide.