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Sep 18, 2015

MoMI Presents Family Fall Day September 26…With Muppets!

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets….at the Museum of The Moving Image! To celebrate what would have been (…)

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© Photography courtesy of The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop

© Photography courtesy of The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets Studio, LLC, and Sesame Workshop

It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets….at the Museum of The Moving Image!

To celebrate what would have been Jim Henson’s 79th birthday, MOMI is presenting Family Fall Day on Saturday, September 26 from 11:30am-4:00pm. This jam-packed afternoon of activities and screenings is free for children under 12, but “kids” of all ages are welcome. (You’re never too old to appreciate the Muppets!) The event will feature a preview of the types of events that will go along with the permanent gallery and exhibition focusing on Jim Henson, which opens at the Museum in the winter.

Interactive events include paper-bag puppet creating, “puppet karaoke,” a chance to design Henson-inspired characters, a memory game, and entry to the Museum’s interactive exhibition Behind the Screen. And you still have a chance to catch How Cats Took Over Internet!

Here’s a rundown of the day’s events, from the Museum:


Puppet making and other activities in the Moving Image Studio

11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Digital Learning Suite)
Recommended for ages 4+
This super-sized version of the Museum’s drop-in studio will feature activities related to Henson-inspired character design, paper-bag puppet making, puppet karaoke, and a large-scale matching/memory game (using oversized cards). (Education Center, first floor)

Screenings: Dinosaur Train & Sid the Science Kid
12:30, 1:30, 2:30 p.m. (Bartos Screening Room)

Recommended for ages 2 to 5
A 40-minute compilation of episodes from Dinosaur Train and Sid the Science Kid, two shows produced by The Jim Henson Company for young viewers, will screen at select times. The compilation also includes a behind-the-scenes clip about the digital puppetry techniques used in creating Sid the Science Kid.

Live event: Rollie Krewson and the Henson Workshop
With Rollie Krewson and Craig Shemin in person
1:00–2:30 p.m. (Redstone Theater)

Recommended for ages 10+
Rollie Krewson has been designing and building puppets for The Jim Henson Company for more than 40 years, working on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and many more projects. She will participate in a conversation with host Craig Shemin about her craft and show clips of her favorite scenes, as well as some rare insider video footage taken at the workshop.
Tickets: $12 adults / $9 seniors and students / $6 children 3–12 (free for Museum members at the Film Lover level and above). Advance tickets available online at movingimage.us. Ticket purchase includes same-day Museum admission.

Exhibition: Behind the Screen
Throughout the day (second and third floors)
The Museum’s dynamic core exhibition explores how movies and TV shows are made, marketed, and shown. Among the objects on display are hundreds of toys and other licensed merchandise from Star Wars and Star Trekand other film and television productions; classic video arcade games; costumes and masks; stations for creating short animations; and more.

Exhibition: How Cats Took Over the Internet
Throughout the day (second floor, Amphitheater Gallery)

An exhibition that tells the history of cats online to unearth why images and videos of the feline kind have transfixed a generation of web users.

Screening: Enchanted
4:00 p.m. (Redstone Theater)

Recommended for ages 5+
Dir. Kevin Lima. 2007, 107 mins. DCP. With Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden. A Disney fantasia set on the streets of New York City, this smart satire stars a winning Amy Adams as a fairy-tale princess banished by a wicked stepmother to modern-day Manhattan. (Part of See It Big! New York in Film).
Tickets: $12  adults / $9 seniors and students / $6 children 3–12 (free for Museum members at the Film Lover level and above).

This is what we call Family Fall Day!

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About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.

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