Puppets Take Manhattan

Every October 31st, puppeteers walk up sixth avenue wearing paper mache heads and gauzy tunics to celebrate Halloween. The story of these puppets starts in a barn on the banks of the Hudson River in Rhinecliff, New York where Sophia Michahelles and Alex Kahn host a community event they call a puppet raising. Volunteers from across the country sew plastic bags, paint, cardboard, and glue masks every weekend for two months to get the giant puppets ready for the parade. 

Aired on WNYC, October 31, 2007