Puppets set to invade Long Island this summer

June 27, 2013 by  

The ‘Puppets Take Long Island Festival’ is taking place for eight weeks this summer, with performances and events to be split between the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) and the Goats on a Boat Puppet Theatre.

The festival will feature puppeteers from the United States and Europe, including A Couple of Puppets, Bonnie Duncan, Puppets in Prague, and Nappy’s Puppets. All sorts of puppets will be featured, including shadow puppets and marionettes.

In addition to many performances, there will be workshops such as the Puppet Project and Finger Puppet Fun, in which children aged three and up can make their own puppets. There will also be lessons in how to operate them.

One event for adults will be Puppets after Dark: Immature Entertainment for Mature Audiences. The festival should be an excellent way to introduce puppets to a new generation and will likely attract people from all over Long Island, including Glen Cove. Organizers are probably working with local print companies to help advertise it.

The Puppets Take Long Island Festival will take place from July 8 – August 31. The Puppet Project will take place daily at the LICM, and tickets are $4 plus the $12 museum admission price. Puppets after Dark will take place at the LICM on July 10 from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Admission is $20 or $18 for museum members and restricted to those over age 18. Lastly, Finger Puppet Fun will take place at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre on August 15 beginning at 12:30 pm. Admission is $25 for a family.