Puppets of New York
Puppets of New York examines the extraordinary, surprising, and diverse history of the puppetry traditions, practices, and languages that made, and continue to make, New York City home. With more than 100 puppets that span the city’s history—from Punch and Judy to Oscar the Grouch, Lamb Chop, and The Lion King—and featuring influential puppeteers who brought these traditions to life, such as Jim Henson, Julie Taymor, Basil Twist, and Pura Belpré, this exhibition is poised to bring joy and awe to people of all ages.
Puppets of New York is part of a multi-sited 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.
Reserve your tickets now to step into the world of puppets and see the impact they’ve had on New York City from the stage to the set to the street. #PuppetsOfNewYork
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Friday through Sunday (closed Monday through Thursday) The Museum will be open on Mondays from 8/16 thru Labor Day!
10:00 am–6:00 pm
(10:00 am–11:00 am on Fridays are recommended for seniors and other high-risk individuals.)
Admission (includes all exhibitions)
Seniors (65+), Students: $14 (with I.D.)
Under age 20: Free
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