As reported earlier, The Jim Henson Legacy and Brooklyn Academy of Music are working with the Cinema Arts Centre to pay tribute to Jim Henson with a huge three-day festival for families and children of all ages.
Muppets, Music & Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy will take place on Friday, August 10 thru Sunday, August 12 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island. This weekend-long series will feature many special guests and explore all facets of this prolific artist's outpu. Morning and early afternoon screenings feature films for kids of all ages, while evening programs focus on Henson's experimental work, commercials, rarities, and films for the adults who never grew up.
Tickets and full event schedule are now available at the Cinema Arts Centre website CinemaArtsCentre.org, in person at the CAC Box Office (423 Park Ave., Huntington, NY), or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Special Guests include Heather Henson, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz, Craig Shemin, Dwight Bowers and many more.
Highlights include rare television commercials and experiments from the Henson archives including "Time Piece", a special 35mm screening of "The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland" featuring Muppeteers Kevin Clash and Fran Brill, archival prints of numerous Jim Henson feature films including "The Dark Crystal", "Labyrinth" and "The Muppet Movie", plus free panel discussions and benefit reception featuring all the special guests, book signings, puppetmaking workshops for children, and much more.
So if you are able to make it out to Huntington, NY, be sure to get your tickets now, mark your calendars, round up a group of friends and prepare to go and check out a great Muppet event.