SOLD OUT! Opening Preview for Puppets of New York
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Important Information for Registrants
- Proof of vaccination or negative COVID PCR test (within previous 72 hours) is required for entry into the Museum for everyone over the age of 12, so please plan ahead! Excelsior Pass is accepted for those who were vaccinated in NYS.
- Masks will be required both indoors and outdoors regardless of vaccination status.
- All our puppet appearances and performances will take place outdoors.
- Our new exhibition, Puppets of New York, will be open with capacity limits. All other exhibitions will not be open.
- It’s hard to eat or drink with a mask on, so we will no longer be serving food or beverages at the event.
- For more information about the Museum’s COVID Guidelines, please check our "Plan Your Visit" page.
About the Event
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.
- Free Admission: Be one of the first people to view the Museum’s new exhibition, Puppets of New York.
- Puppet Red Carpet hosted by Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop and featuring The Triple Zhongkui Pageant by Chinese Theatre Works will take place at 6 pm in front of the Museum on the Fifth Avenue sidewalk.
- If you are a puppeteer or a puppet lover, we encourage all guests to bring a puppet and walk our red carpet in celebration of all the puppets of New York City!
- Live puppet performance by the Los Grises/The Gray Ones by Teatro SEA at 7 pm on 104th Street on the north side of the Museum.
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.
For more information, please contact: Samantha Fleck ● Associate Director of Special Events ● email@example.com
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.
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.