Indonesian Puppetry & Dance

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents a weekend of programs celebrating Indonesian Culture. “Wayang: Indonesian Shadow Puppet” is a program for kids six and above to learn to design and construct intricate paper puppets while learning about the Wayang kulit shadow puppetry of Indonesia. The word wayang comes from the Indonesian word for shadow, bayang. Wayang kulit puppets are considered to be the oldest form of freestanding puppetry. The puppetry program is held May 14 and 15 at 11 a.m., noon, and 2, 3, and 4 p.m. “Saung Budaya” is an Indonesian dance group for those five and younger, where tots will learn about sharing traditional stories through dance and music and enjoy a performance by the troupe of instructors. The dance program takes place on May 14 at 2 and 3:30 p.m. The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St. Admission is $12, $8 for seniors, free for infants under 12 months. For more information, visit cmom.org.