CityParks PuppetMobile, the oldest continually operating company of its kind in the country, presents free performances and puppet-making workshops in neighborhood parks, recreation centers and schools throughout New York City. 


We’re thrilled to announce that the CityParks PuppetMobile will be hitting the road this summer! Our roving PuppetMobile will present free, family-friendly marionette theater performances in parks throughout the city. 

This summer, the PuppetMobile will be presenting “Puppet Time.” Starting on June 3, 2021, our puppeteers will present a ‌family-friendly‌ ‌variety‌ ‌show‌ ‌featuring‌ ‌songs‌ ‌from‌ ‌past‌ ‌‌Swedish‌ ‌Cottage‌ ‌Marionette‌ ‌Theatre‌ ‌‌performances‌ ‌including‌ ‌‌Pippi,‌ ‌Peter‌ ‌Pan,‌ ‌Princess,‌ ‌Emperor‌ ‌&‌ ‌The‌ ‌Duck and more.

About the PuppetMobile

All PuppetMobile performances are free of charge and open to the general public. No reservations are necessary.

City Parks Foundation and the PuppetMobile are committed to serving neighborhoods in historically under-resourced areas and priority will be given to performance requests in these areas. Please note that PuppetMobile performances can only take place in New York City parks, recreation centers and schoolyards. All performances must be open to the public. The PuppetMobile is not available for private functions.

Generous private support is provided by The Weininger Foundation, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation, and The Prescott Fund for Children and Youth. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


We bring New Yorkers together in their parks by offering free programs. Although our programming is temporarily suspended, parks remain open to find solace, to exercise, and to remain healthy. Please give now if you can so that we can be back in parks soon.