If you haven’t noticed, puppets are kind of a big deal right now. From a permanent exhibit celebrating one of the masters of the form, to tons of new productions, and perennial favorites, NYC is a real puppet town this season. No matter your child’s age or puppet preferences — colorful and fuzzy, classic marionettes, funky and fun —  there’s a place to catch a high quality show. Click through to see some of NYC’s top spots for puppets!

For Feel-Good Fun with a Retro Twist: The Joshua Show Episode 2

If you're feeling glum, Joshua Holden just might be the guy to turn that frown upside down. The whimsical puppeteer is closing out a run of The Joshua Show: Episode 2 at HERE on September 30, but he's been knows to pop-up around town at venues like Symphony Space and Lincoln Center. With his main man, the grumpy Mr. Nicolas and a cast of other puppetry wonders, Holden brings joy with a retro a flair to the art. (Meet Joshua and Mr. Nicolas here!)

Sept. 30, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $20
HERE
145 6th Ave.
SoHo
Online: here.org/shows

photo: The Joshua Show/Jennifer Grob

 

 Have a favorite puppet show we missed? Let us know in the comments!

— Rachel Sokol