"Puppets of New York" is a new exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York that brings together some of the most famous puppets to ever have called NYC home. There will be over 100 puppets on display, from the screen (Oscar the Grouch, Lambchop, Howdy Doody, marionettes from Being John Malkovich), from the stage (Avenue Q and The Lion King), and from the street (Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Village Halloween Parade, Chinatown Lunar New Year).
“Puppets are not just child’s play. They often reflect the cultural changes, diverse communities, and political events that impact urban life,” said Monxo López, the exhibition’s curator. “Immigrants from around the globe turned New York into a mosaic of puppetry traditions that both mirror their places of origin and blend with one another."