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“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 NYCTeatro 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


Puppets of New York Performance Series
Join the museum this fall for a special series of live, outdoor performances featuring local puppeteers, educators, and performance groups. All of the performances and workshops will be held in person on the Museum’s beautiful terrace.

Performance Schedule:

“Back to School” Puppet Workshop with NYC Kids Project
Thursday, September 9, 10:30am
Thursday, September 9, 1pm

“HAO BANG-AH!” Hand Puppet Program with Chinese Theatre Works
Sunday, September 19, 11am
Sunday, September 19, 1:30pm

“The Colors of Frida | Los colores de Frida” performance with Teatro SEA
Saturday, October 2, 11am
Saturday, October 2, 1:30pm