Million Puppet March In Santa Monica
Posted by Kyle Maloney on Apr 23, 2013 - 3:06:37 PM
and puppet supporters are encouraged to be a part of history by attending Los
Angeles’s largest puppet parade ever on Sunday, April 28.
Million Puppet March will take place in Santa Monica along the Third Street
Promenade beginning at 10 a.m.
Million Puppet March in Washington. Photo courtesy Facebook.
parade is the final event of the L.A. Puppet Fest—a month of puppet
celebrations and merriment around the city, including a variety of shows,
films, workshops and exhibits. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will march
south along the promenade, with the closing ceremonies scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Million Puppet March, an organization in support of public television and radio
educational programming, garnered worldwide media coverage with its Washington
march in Fall 2012, and has organized this month’s parade in Santa Monica.
Puppet Parade Grand Marshall, Alan Cook, was the founder of the International
Puppetry Museum in Pasadena and will be recognized at the Closing Ceremonies
for the L.A. Puppet Fest.
to its Facebook page, Million Puppet March is telling supporters to “BYOP or
make [a puppet] there. Prizes for lucky paraders include a behind the scenes
tour for 2 of The Jim Henson Company Hollywood lot! We’re trying to break a
world record so bring the whole family.”
Puppets for Peace Drive will also be accepting puppet donations at the parade.
The drive works to promote peace by way of puppetry and is currently collecting
puppets to send to the school that eight-year-old Martin Richard attended before he died in the Boston Marathon bombings last week.
Million Puppet March. Photo courtesy Facebook.
response to the Puppets for Peace Drive, Million Puppet March, Inc. received a
letter from the Boston Public School district saying, “Thank you for your
kindness. We would love to have some puppets to work with our students...[They]
have dealt with a great trauma and we strive to help them in any way possible.”
information on the Million Puppet March or the L.A. Puppet Fest, visit https://www.facebook.com/millionpuppetmarchor