International Puppet Fringe Festival
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Catch 40+ performances by some of the leading puppet makers and troupes from around the world, including the beloved Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park performing Little Red’s Hood. Organized by Teatro SEA, Grupo Morán (The Morán Group) and The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Education Center, the festival includes live performances held at La Plaza at The Clemente Center in the Lower East Side, as well as virtual performances, workshops and film screenings.
Look for lots of cool murals around this hip neighborhood, on walls, sliding metal gates and on the sidewalk. Current favorite include a I ❤️ NY mural at The Jones NYC (Great Jones Street & Bowery), a swing you can sit on among tulips at Bloomeffects (Bowery & Bleecker), a double-vision Mickey Mouse (Houston…More info
At this legendary family-owned LES sweets emporium, founded in 1937, shop over 2,000+ items, including chocolate covered graham crackers (with and without jelly), chocolate covered pretzels, jelly rings, bags of gummies, and unique candy bars you just can’t find anywhere else. Currently offering ‘Mystery Bags; only $10 for a whole lot of sweet, sour or…More info
Swanky cinema Metrograph screens Vincente Minnelli’s miraculous self-reflexive backstage musical masterwork starring Fred Astaire as Tony Hunter, an aging, out-of-fashion song-and-dance star, struggling to salvage his stardom by starring in a Broadway re-staging of Faust. Packed with show-biz inside jokes and show-stopping numbers courtesy Astaire and Cyd Charisse and crowned by the sprawling, film noir-inflected…More info
Enjoy performances, a costume competition and dancing in the street to swing and Latin bands at a an all-ages open-air celebration outside Theater for the New City (on East Tenth Street between First & Second Avenues). A large tent will provide rain protection.More info