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Newtown Creek Celebration: Puppet Parade and Pageant

Kevin Ray

Aug 2011

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Aug 23, 2012
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August 12, 2012

Newtown Creek Celebration: Puppet Parade and Pageant

is a community-based arts program offering local young people the opportunity to use theater and visual art as a tool to respond to an environmental concern impacting the area in which they live. Over the course of 9 days, 70 young people will work with 3 artists to create an original performance that explores the impact of pollution on Newtown Creek. The youth will build large, processional style puppets and masks to perform the story of the creek: what it used to be like, how it was impacted by pollution, and what a clean creek could offer the local community.

The final performance will be a community-wide celebration in McGolrick Park, Brooklyn. During the event, youth will parade their handmade puppets through the neighborhood to the park where they will perform a celebration open to the public.

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