Described by NYMetro Parents as: “A Halloween celebration with a side of history”, at the museum’s event:
“Kids and their families summon the spirits of the past through historical fortune-telling, ghost stories with acclaimed storyteller April Armstrong, photos with a spirit, creepy crafts, and of course…candy!”
For teens (and adults), this is the perfect place to watch (or rewatch) the terrifying classic, “Carrie”.
“It’s prom night at The Museum of Modern Art! PopRally is hosting a HallowSCREENing of Brian DePalma’s Carrie (1976), plus an exclusive viewing of the Louise Bourgeois prints and spider sculptures in the Museum’s Marron Atrium. Polish your tiara, break out your spookiest prom attire, and join us for drinks, candy, dancing, and the obligatory awkward prom photo before enjoying one of the most unforgettable prom scenes in movie history.”
Called a “theme-park-quality Halloween attraction”, this annual house (since 2000) is produced by Theatreworks, City Tech’s resident theatrical troupe, with design, construction and operating support provided by students and faculty of the College’s nationally unique Entertainment Technology Department. Which will probably produce high-level screams in you!
Unlike clowns, there are very few people who dislike muppets. Jim Henson made us fall in love with them – with his lively, goofy, frequently singing creations – on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth and more.
And beginning Saturday (July 22nd), the Jim Henson Exhibition opens in New York, paying homage to the man and his fuzzy, adorable puppets.
“The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of artifacts from throughout Jim Henson’s remarkable television and film career.
Among the nearly 300 objects on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on more than 27 monitors and projections throughout.
In addition to the permanent gallery, the Museum will explore Henson’s career and legacy through education programs, live appearances, family workshops, and film screenings.”
Opening programs include screenings of his popular films (like the Muppet Movies. Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) with some hosted by special guests or with pivotal production people in attendance (like Craig Shemin, President of The Jim Henson Legacy, costume designer Calista Hendrickson and production designer Stephen Hendrickson).
There’s also a workshop where kids can create their own puppets.