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Matt Green has walked every single block of NYC! He took us on a slow walk around JH to observe the small things we normally miss. May 2019.
Firefly worked with stores around Jackson Heights to display puppets from 5 continents March 16-24, which included World Day of Puppetry on March 21st!
At our diorama party, kids made their own dioramas of land, sea, and space! February 2019.
Farm animals roam the streets of NYC in pursuit of their dreams! Private birthday party, February 2019.
Kids made masks and shadow puppets at our craft party! January 2019.
Kids make paper puppets with Firefly at the Viva la Comida street festival sponsored by the 82nd Street Partnership! September 2018.
Magician Jerry Burgos made kids the stars of the show, and produced magic flowers, mystery moons, and more! August 2018.
Lots of folks joined Firefly for our crafts party, where they decorated boxes and made Father's Day cards and collages and more! June 2018.
Over the course of three days, 4th-, 5th-, and 6th-graders at a local school made their own planets, and puppets of the creatures who live there! Then they created voices and made a video of their new solar system! May 2018.
The magician Dr. S gave a bilingual show with disappearing roses, giant bills of money, spiral wheels and hypnosis lessons! April 2018.
Lockwood gift shop in Jackson Heights had a "Kids' Rule" party, and Paul from Firefly told the story with puppets! March 2018.
Jenny from WonderSpark presented "The Wild West Mystery," and kids sang along, got clues, and helped solve the mystery! Afterwards, kids made paper-bag puppets to take home. March 2018.
Leela Puppet Theatre presents Mr. Tarot's Street show, a puppet circus featuring snake charmers and lots more! January 2018.
A puppeteer from Teatro SEA presented "The Pura Belpré Project," stories by the late Puerto Rican NYC librarian. December 2017.
Puppeteer Emmanuel Elpenord visits a Jackson Heights school to teach a puppet-making workshop. November 2017.
Screening of short puppet films curated by Heather Henson's "Handmade Puppet Dreams." Plus, mini puppetry workshop! October 2017.
Firefly took part in the 37th Avenue Street Fair (Kiwanis Club of Jackson Heights) and the "Viva la Comida" festival (pictured, photo by the 82nd Street Partnership), with a performance and a table where kids could make their own paper-bag puppets! September 2017.
WonderSpark Puppets visits Jackson Heights to present "Aesop's Fables"! Afterwards, kids make sock puppets! September 2017.
Kids and adults had fun at our collage party -- all supplies provided, and people brought magazines to contribute more photos! August 2017.
After the show in July, puppeteer Daisy from Teatro SEA led a workshop and kids made their own paper-and-butterfly-pin puppets! July 2017.
Firefly hosts a collage party, all supplies provided -- and kids also get to make paper-bag puppets! August 2017.
For Firefly's very first event, a puppeteer from Teatro SEA did a bilingual version of "Pedro Animal Falls in Love / Se Enamora." July 2017.