Event Details

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
|  12:00pm - 4:00pm

Free Family Saturdays: The Art of Puppetry

Workshops under the Amphitheater awnings: 12-4PM

Big hands, marionettes, easy movers, hand puppets, pottery and free paint
Performance: Squonk Opera at 2PM and 4PM
Currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera is an original progressive rock group that defies categorization. Their new production "Hand to Hand" features ‘The Squonkers’ as they manipulate enormous puppet hands to tell a spectacular and comic story. In this rock opera melee, giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Featuring original chamber rock music and an opportunity for audience members to come together, Hand to Hand encourages shared discovery and making a community of the imagination. 


Free Family Saturdays are supported in part by the Garman Family Foundation administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

For more than a century, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has enhanced and encouraged long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community. A 501 (c)(3) organization, the Community Foundation’s mission is: Connecting people, ideas and resources to improve lives in Western New York. Established in 1919, the Community Foundation has made the most of the generosity of individuals, families, foundations and organizations who entrust charitable assets to the Community Foundation’s care. Learn more at cfgb.org.