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American Museum of Natural History Vaccination Site to Close March 31

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The Press Release:
New Yorkers have until the end of the month to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the American Museum of Natural History. The New York City vaccination site, which first opened in April 2021 and has administered more than 97,000 vaccinations, will have its last operating day on Thursday, March 31. As it approaches the 100,000-vaccination milestone, the Museum encourages those who have not yet been vaccinated or gotten their booster to do so. Everyone who receives vaccinations at the Museum also will receive a voucher for complimentary general admission. Starting April 1, a New York City mobile vaccination bus will be temporarily stationed outside of the Museum at 77th Street and Central Park West to serve anyone seeking a walk-in vaccination.

The Museum’s vaccination site opened almost a year ago, on April 23, 2021, as part of a historic partnership with the City. It was first located in the Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, featuring the iconic blue whale with a prominent post-vaccination bandage on her fin. The whale’s bandage will remain in place to show the Museum’s continued support of the vaccination effort.
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American Museum of Natural History Outlines Vaccination Requirements at the Museum

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We hope you and your loved ones continue to be safe and healthy as we navigate the pandemic.

In accordance with the recent New York City vaccination requirement, visitors must now be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Museum. Beginning today, Wednesday, August 25, visitors ages 12 and above must show proof of vaccination. See the Health and Safety requirements on our website for additional details, including accepted forms of proof of vaccination. Facial coverings remain required for all visitors ages 2 and up.
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Museum of the City of New York Announces “Puppets of New York” Exhibition

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The Press Release:
Museum of the City of New York announces the opening of the exhibition Puppets of New York, examining how puppetry has impacted New York City and scanning the tremendous influence the city has had on this artform all over the world. Opening on August 13, 2021, the exhibition features more than 100 puppets spanning New York City history, from theater, television, and street life, including Lamb Chop, Sesame Street, Avenue Q and Lion King on Broadway, avantgarde theater, parades, and more. Puppets of New York is also part of the partner programming for the International Puppet Fringe Festival (August 11-16, 2021), and is complemented by a companion exhibition downtown at The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center.
“New York City is a global capital of puppetry, where diverse communities and traditions intersect and collaborate, and where new innovations to the art form are born,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director and President of the Museum of the City of New York. “Our exhibition showcases the long history of puppetry in New York City and the influence of the city on this whimsical and adventurous art form.”

Puppets of New York covers three themes that emphasize the ubiquity of puppets in urban space—The Stage, The Set, and The Street—and shows the power of puppetry to reveal culture, politics, and art. The history of puppetry in New York is a powerful lens not only into rich cultural traditions and creative stagecraft, but into the dynamics of the multiple communities that have made New York New York.
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