Celebrating Black Puppeteers of NYC with Nehprii Amenii

When: Monday, February 21, 2022, 9:00am

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Join artist and educator Nehprii Amenii and celebrate Black History Month with the magic of puppetry! Learn about how this theatre artist enchants the imagination using puppets, and dive into the stories of Black puppeteers featured in the Puppets of New York exhibition. Enjoy creating your own puppet at home by following along in a guided artmaking activity. 

Video Launch Monday February 21st: This history and craft video will be available starting at 10 am on Monday February 21st, and will be available for later viewing .  

Recommended for ages 7 and older, and all ages are welcome! Sessions are intergenerational and family members are encouraged to join and participate together.  

Free, registration recommended. Registered attendees will receive an email reminder when the video goes live. 

Student Artwork Submission 

Participants are invited to submit photos of artwork created during or after a MCNY Kids Create virtual program to be considered for a student gallery of work on the Museum of the City of New York’s website. To send in a submission, please fill out the Student Artwork Permission Form and email a signed copy to familyprograms@mcny.org along with a digital image of the student’s artwork. 


Family and Community Engagement Programs are made possible in part by the Margaret S. Ogden and Stephen A. Ogden Memorial Fund, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and Tianaderrah Foundation. Additional support provided by Council Members Diana Ayala - District 8, Bill Perkins - District 9, and Keith Powers - District 4. 

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.  

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