I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Puppets of New York

We were given complimentary tickets to the Museum of the City of New York for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own. 

What: Puppets of New York 

Where: Museum of the City of New York
              1220 5th Avenue
              New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Through April 3, 2022

Me: Puppets of New York was a fascinating exhibit. They had a lot of exciting puppets. A bunch of them I was already familiar with but there were also a lot that I had never seen before.

I really liked the Oscar the Grouch muppet. It reminded me of my childhood. I also liked Lamb Chop even though I never saw that TV show, It was cool. My sister's cat has a little toy that looks like Lamb Chop.  

They also had a puppet from the Lion King. It was really interesting the way it works. It is almost like the puppeteer stands in the middle of it. I have never seen The Lion King. I would love to see it so I can see see all the puppets in it. 

The exhibit even had an area where you could try some puppetry for yourself. It was fun. I haven't tried doing any puppetry since I was little and I used to do shadow puppets when I couldn't sleep. 

On the whole, it was one of the most fun exhibits I have ever seen. I would highly recommend it.

Mom: The Puppets of New York exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York is a companion exhibit to the Puppets of New York Downtown at the Clemente exhibit that took place over the summer which we previously posted about. The current exhibit has much more recognizable puppets than the previous exhibit, however. Here you can get up close to beloved puppets from television like Oscar the Grouch, some of the other Muppets, and Shari's Lewis' Lampchop as well as cool puppets from Broadway like Trekkie Monster from Avenue Q and one of the puppets from The Lion King and more. There are also plenty of other puppets that you may not be as familiar with but that are equally as amazingly crafted. The wide variety of puppets includes shadow puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, and many more.

There are also plenty of video monitors throughout the exhibit where you can watch clips of different puppets shows, learn about different aspects of puppetry and/or a particular puppet show or puppeteer, and more. You can learn about the different types of puppets and how they work from the informative chart located outside the main part of the exhibit.  You can even try your hand at shadow puppetry. All in all, if you want to fully immerse yourself in the fascinating and fun world of puppetry, you are definitely going to want to visit this exhibit!

And that's our view. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Museum of the City of New York visit https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/puppets-new-york

Tune tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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