Dec. 10, 2013 By Christian Murray
The Muppets will be in Astoria this holiday season.
Jim Henson’s beloved puppet characters will be making an appearance at the Museum of the Moving Image this month, with the museum offering a series of Muppets film screenings and puppetry workshops.
From Dec. 21 through Jan. 1, the museum—located at 36-01 35th Avenue–will host screenings of Henson’s holiday classic “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” including rare outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage, starting at 1 p.m. daily (with the exception of Christmas and Christmas Eve).
Meanwhile, children will also be able to try their hands at Henson’s craft in a series of hour-long puppetry workshops. For a $10 materials fee, participants are able to create their own characters and perform with them in a puppet show.
The events are part of the museum’s new series, “Jim Henson’s World,” which will feature different Henson-themed screenings and activities each month leading up to the opening of a permanent Henson exhibit and gallery in 2015.
The permanent collection will feature hundreds of puppets, costumes and sketches that were donated by Henson’s family earlier this year.