City Parks Foundation offers a traveling puppet show, CityParksPuppetMobile, 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.
View the 2014 PuppetMobile Schedule Here
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 of the city 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 also offered where children learn about the art of puppetry and create their own puppets.
Each year our puppeteers conduct artist residencies in Parks Department recreation centers, providing a unique arts-in-education experience to children in grades K - 4.
Residencies include professional marionette performances by our puppeteers, as well as daily workshops and comprehensive 10-12 session workshops in recreation centers where the puppeteers teach and have direct contact with the children.
In the summer and fall, we present shows in outdoor public spaces throughout the five boroughs. In our current production of "Little Red's Hood", Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is too focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Come watch this original show created specifically for the PuppetMobile and find out what happens!