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Monster Puppet Workshop with Monkey Boys Productions

Free Community Artmaking

Saturday, October 28, 2023

1 PM to 3 PM

Pier 57, 11th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Calling all aspiring puppeteers! Join Children’s Museum of the Arts and Monkey Boys Productions on Saturday, October 28 from 1–3 PM at Pier 57 for a free all-ages workshop to create the float that kicks off the The Village Halloween Parade.

Build a larger-than-life monster puppet (that moves!) with the help of the puppet builders behind Saturday Night Live, Apple TV's Helpsters and the current Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors

Under the guidance of guest artist and Monkey Boys Production Manager Betsy Falk, artists will use felt, wire, googly eyes and other tactile art materials to create monster puppets of all shapes and sizes to adorn Children’s Museum of the Arts’ official Halloween float.

Halloween at CMA [100% Free]

Halloween Pier Party

Sunday, October 29

11 AM – 3 PM

Pier 57


Designed for ghouls and goblins of all ages, visitors are invited to participate in a variety of art activities such as shadow puppet murals inspired by Kara Walker, monster masks inspired by Leonora Carrington, trick or treat Baggu totes, haunted house dioramas, flying ghouls and ghosts, Dia de los Muertos candles, a spiderweb wall, plus music by Baby DJ School and everyone’s favorite Costume Catwalk.

Co-presented with Film Forum:

The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

Sunday, October 29 | 11 AM | Film Forum


Enjoy a screening of kids' horror classics The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Spooks (1953) at the legendary Film Forum theater in Greenwich Village. This program is rated G for all audiences.

The Village Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 31

7–11 PM

Greenwich Village

Plan Your Viewing

Come see CMA’s float kick off The Village Halloween Parade! The parade runs north on 6th Avenue from King Street to West 15th Street and is a free public event – rain or shine.

Open Studio

Mondays & Thursdays

3–5 PM

Pier 57


Enjoy extra-spooky artmaking all month along during CMA’s after school Open Studio program. Themes range from Halloween candy collages to Tim-Burton-inspired surrealist mazes.

Film Forum
Con Edison
Materials for the Arts
Village Halloween Parade
Monkeyboys Productions
Baby DJ School
BLICK Art Materials

Children’s Museum of the Arts is proud to present the Halloween Pier Party with leadership support from Con Edison, MonkeyBoys Productions, and Baggu.

Children's Museum of the Arts' Halloween Pier Party is generously supported by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, Ruth Foundation for the Arts, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Google Community Grants Fund, The LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Wilhelm Family Foundation, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Hammitt, Herschel Supply Co. and the Viniar Family Foundation.

Additional support is provided, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Also in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Supplies for this event were provided, in part, by Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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