SHARE YOUR STORIES! *5:30-7:30p Thur July 27 at LTA!
Share your hopes & dreams for New London's future! These stories become sections of the puppet parade!
PARADE SECTION SIGNUP! *5:30PM-$7:30 Wed AUG 23 at LTA!
Today you'll learn about each parade section and enjoy a potluck dinner with the New London Art Alliance! You can sign up to:
>> MAKE PUPPETS! (Scroll down for dates/times!) at LTA!
Learn to build puppets with professional puppet artists from Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre!
>> MAKE MUSIC! at LTA!
Musicians & Singers! Play & sing in a parade section! For all levels!
>> BE IN THE PARADE!
Join a section of the parade! Help carry a puppet through the streets of New London to Neer Park! Walk the puppets, be a character, be section support!
Be a Harvest Star VENDOR!
>> VOLUNTEER! Assist with route and parade and vendor setup!
Celebrate Autumn Equinox, the first day of fall! New London is building a larger than life puppet parade!
All ages and abilities are welcome to join the fun!
for more information or read below to find out how you can participate.
Public Puppet Parade Workshops
Paint, sew, glue, staple, build!
Location: Little Theatre Auditorium
Led by HoBT puppet artists, Steve Ackerman, Dominique Herskind, Alo Osberg and more!
Saturday, Sept 9 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Thursday, Sept 14 6-9pm
Saturday, Sept 16 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Sunday, Sept 17 10am-12pm, 1-3pm
Tuesday, Sept 19 6-9pm
Thursday, Sept 21 6-9pm
Friday, Sept 22 6-9pm
ATTEND! Septembre 23, 11am
Come watch our stories come alive with life-size puppets & music parading thru New London.
11:30am Autumn Equinox Water Ceremony
12:15pm "Care For" Puppet Show by Nikki Betcher
Enjoy Hotdogs & beverages PLUS POPCORN & Puppets! Get up close and personal and take a photo with your favorite parade puppet!
The autumn equinox, when the sun sits directly above the equator, halfway between the summer and winter solstice, we celebrate our season's work, give thanks for a bountiful harvest and prepare for the future together.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY HARVESTFEST PUPPET PARADE
This event is brought to you by Little Theatre Auditorium and the New London Art & Culture Alliance with support from the City of New London, Minnesota State Arts Board, Blandin Foundation & the McKnight Foundation. Collaborators and participants Steve Ackerman (Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre), Crow River Ski Team, PWELC, Novak Creative LLC & more!