• Fri. Jan 28th, 2022


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Things to do This Summer

Learn about the life and work of Jim Henson, the puppeteer whose Muppet characters were made famous on “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street,” through a retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. Forty-seven of Mr. Henson’s puppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Big Bird and Elmo will be on display, as well as scripts, behind-the-scenes footage and costumes. The museum will also host virtual tours of the exhibit online. Tickets cost $15.

Where New York

More Information movingimage.us/exhibitions/2017/07/22/detail/the-jim-henson-exhibition

Head over to the Shed, an art and performance space in Manhattan, to see the works of early-career artists as part of its “Open Call” series. Twenty-seven artists from various disciplines have been selected to present their projects, which include performances, exhibitions and workshops. On June 25 at 7 p.m., Kyle Marshall will perform “Rise,” a dance piece, followed by Merche Blasco, who will present “Vibrant Strata,” an experimental music performance at 9 p.m. Tickets are free, and reservations are required.

Where New York

More Information theshed.org/program/series/15-open-call

Attend the grand opening of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center’s Art Preserve in Sheboygan, Wis., the first museum dedicated to the presentation, care and study of art environments. The museum will house the works of more than 30 artists, whose complete and partial art environments will be available for the public to experience, including Emery Blagdon’s “Healing Machine” and a re-creation of Lenore Tawney’s loft studio in New York. Admission is free, and reservations are recommended.

Where Sheboygan, Wis.

More Information jmkac.org/art-preserve

Celebrate Pride Month with NYC Pride’s “Pridefest,” a street fair that will include entertainers, food and activities in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The organization will also broadcast the NYC Pride March, which will be headed by the Grand Marshalls Wilson Cruz, Ceyenne Doroshow, Menaka Guruswamy, Arundhati Katju, Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Aaron Philip, on ABC on June 27 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.