36-01 35th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11106
Description: Join us to celebrate Jim Henson’s most enduring legacy, the films and television programs that he helped create, and the work that The Jim Henson Company has continued ever since his death. Craig Shemin, president of The Jim Henson Legacy, and Karen Falk, archivist for The Jim Henson Company, will present a compilation of recent Henson programs. Special surprises are in store for this closing program, on the final day of the exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World.
Venue Description: The Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, serves New York City?s cultural scene with impressive collections and exhibitions that relate to film, television, and digital media. The museum?s mission is to foster an appreciation of the combination of art, history, and technology that underlies all forms of digital media. The museum is home to artifacts that attest to the rich history of film and television, and hosts screenings that are at once entertaining and informative, with directors, actors, and film critics often speaking. The museum offers exhibitions that cater to people of all ages. Behind the Screens, an interactive exhibit, is especially fitted for families, with its interactive activities, classic video arcade games, and a daily screening of the film The Red Balloon. Though more than satisfying in its current state, the museum is currently expanding so as to be able to house more exhibitions.There are special programs for educators and students, professional development programs for teachers, an afterschool program, and events for senior citizens.
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