Bringing enjoyment to legions of people through its contemporary and innovative marionette productions based on children’s classics.
City Parks Foundation’s Arts programs offer over 1,200 performances a year—more than any other arts organization in New York City—in music, dance and theater (called “SummerStage”) and kids performances through SummerStage Kids, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and the CityParksPuppetMobile.
One of the oldest marionette companies in the country presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools.
2014 marks the second year of SummerStage Kids' focus on contemporary circus. Families will get the chance to see the best circus companies from North America and around the globe make their mark in New York City as part of the International Contemporary Circus Festival.