FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A GIFT FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES – NATIONAL DAY OF PUPPETRY APRIL 19 AT WESTBETH COMMUNITY ROOM
On Saturday, April 19 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm, children and families of all ages may enjoy an afternoon of short puppet shows at the major East Coast event of the 15th tradition has become a favorite with all who enjoy the various forms of puppetry, including hand puppets and marionettes. Performances are held at the Community Room at Westbeth, Home to the Arts, 55 Bethune Street in Greenwich Village, New York. Admission is FREE, and no reservations are required.
Bruce Cannon, Artistic Director of the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, will be the emcee, and will perform “Dozer’s The Magic of Music.”
Other participating artists, all members of the Puppetry Guild of Greater New York, include Bernice Silver:” Hootenanny, Sing-Alongs with Puppets;” Marshall Katzman: “The Frog Prince” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” and Vicki Cosgrove: “Punch and Judy Go Green.” A children’s workshop in making simple puppets, led by Mr. Cannon is a highlight of the afternoon.
The Puppetry Guild of Greater New York is an association of professional and amateur puppeteers, performers, artists and craftspeople whose mission is to promote the art of puppetry. The Guild was incorporated as a non-profit in New York State in 1965, and is a chartered Guild of Puppeteers of America since 1966.