Puppets Take Manhattan

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Every October 31st for the past 33 years, puppeteers have walked up sixth avenue wearing paper mache heads and gauzy tunics to celebrate Halloween.The story of these puppets starts in a barn on the banks of the Hudson River in Rhinecliff, New York. Sophia *Michahelles* and Alex Kahn host a community event they call a puppet raising. Volunteers from across the country sew plastic bags, paint, cardboard, and glue masks every weekend for two months to get the giant puppets ready for the parade. Producer Heather Radke sent this audio postcard.

More about the New York City puppet community here