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Puppets of New York

Puppets of New York

August 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$20, $14/students & seniors, free/ages 19 & under

Explore the extraordinary, surprising, and diverse history of New York City’s quirkiest residents. From Punch and Judy to Oscar the Grouch; from Lamb Chop to The Lion King; from Lunar New Year to the Thanksgiving Day parade, the marionettes, shadow figures, and rod and hand puppets of New York have regaled our stages, studios, and streets. See work by Jim Henson and Julie Taymor, Basil Twist and Theodora Skipitares, Ralph Lee and Pura Belpré, Great Small Works and Teatro SEA and more influential puppeteers.

Also visit the companion exhibit Puppets of New York: Downtown at The Clemente.

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