Opening Celebration for Puppets of New York

When: Thursday, August 12, 2021, 6:00pm
Price: Free (Registration Required)
Opening Celebration for Puppets of New York
Photo Credit: Lamb Chop at the Rockefeller Center observation deck, photographed by Asya Gorovits

Join the Museum of the City of New York for a summer happy hour celebrating New York City’s quirkiest residents: puppets!

Celebrate Puppets of New York!
At the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave at 104th Street)

From Punch and Judy to Oscar the Grouch; from Lamb Chop to the Lion King; from Lunar New Year to the Thanksgiving Day parade, marionettes, shadow figures, and rod and hand puppets have regaled our city’s stages, studios, and streets.


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Don’t want the fun to end at 8 pm? Purchase tickets to Moonlight & Movies: The Muppets Take Manhattan. From 8 pm to 9:30 pm, catch a special outdoor screening of The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) while sitting under the stars. Click here to learn more.


About The Puppets Of New York Exhibition

Puppets of New York explores the extraordinary, surprising, and diverse history of New York City’s quirkiest residents. Puppets traveled with migrant communities from across the globe as they made their way to the city. Like other New Yorkers, they both enriched the metropolis and were transformed by it, as they encountered the heady mix of other puppetry traditions, practices, and languages that also made New York City home. 

From Punch and Judy to Oscar the Grouch; from Lamb Chop to the Lion King; from Lunar New Year to the Thanksgiving Day parade, marionettes, shadow figures, and rod and hand puppets have regaled our city’s stages, studios, and streets. They have been broadcast all around the world, and over time have reshaped the puppetry traditions of many cultures. Puppets of New York celebrates them all.

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For more information, please contact: Samantha Fleck ● Associate Director of Special Events ● sfleck@mcny.org

SUPPORTERS

Puppets of New York is made possible in part by Mrs. William T. Comfort, Cheryl Henson, Caroline A. Wamsler and DeWayne Phillips, the Lemberg Foundation, Inc., Kathy and Othon Prounis, and Eve Klein and Robert O. Owens.  

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

The Museum gratefully acknowledges The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s support for exhibition curator Dr. Monxo López’s fellowship. Puppets of New York is his capstone project.
 

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COLLABORATORS

Puppets of New York is part of a multi-site collaboration between the Museum of the City of New York, The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC, Teatro SEA, and The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, which includes the exhibition Puppets of New York: Downtown at The Clemente (August 11 – September 30), at 107 Suffolk Street.

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