City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, which presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City.
COMING SPRING 2016: PUSS IN BOOTS
The CityParks PuppetMobile presents the classic "Puss in Boots" tale, with a twist. Once upon a time there lived a young man named Ferguson Mundingle. Fergus has just the bare essentials in life - a roof over his head, the clothes on his back, and his ever faithful pet cat. One day when lamenting his poor lifestyle, Fergus is astounded when his cat stands up, begins talking and introduces himself as Puss. Puss reveals to Fergus that he is very intelligent and well traveled, and even has an idea to help Fergus improve his situation. With that in mind, Puss dons a snazzy pair of boots and sets off on an exciting magical journey. Despite his reputation as a sly trickster, Puss soon proves himself a caring friend to all, willing to help at any cost!
Are you a member of a parks group, organization or school interested in hosting a PuppetMobile performance during 2016? For the first time, City Parks Foundation is taking performance requests for the upcoming season. Requests
must be received by February 29. Due to overwhelming demand, not all requests can be fulfilled. Notifications will be made to selected groups in March 2016.
PuppetMobile performances can only take place in New York City parks, recreation centers, and schoolyards.
All performance must be open to the public. The PuppetMobile is not available for private functions.
ABOUT THE PUPPETMOBILE
CityParks PuppetMobile, one of the only traveling puppet theaters in the country, brings Swedish Cottage
productions and puppet making workshops to all corners of the city, free of charge.
Traveling the five boroughs in a PuppetMobile equipped with a stage and staff of professional puppeteers, we bring entertainment to 50,000 children and families each year.
Performances are held in parks, playgrounds and recreation centers. Puppet making workshops are offered where children learn about the art of puppetry and create their own puppets.