Fogo Azul Escorts Little Amal

Little Amal is a 10-year-old refugee from war-torn Syria. She is also a 12-foot puppet who has traveled 5,000 miles across Turkey and Europe to the UK in search of her mother. On her journey, she’s been welcomed by almost a million adults and children. Now, she comes to New York City in search of her Uncle Samir.

She will be welcomed by hundreds of artists, cultural organizations, community groups, schools and colleges in all 5 boroughs. The whole city is invited to take part in her 17-day traveling festival of art and hope.

On September 24, 2022, Amal is in a mischievous mood as she chases pigeons through Brooklyn Bridge Park.

She comes across a gathering of children and families all decorating pigeon puppets and postcards.  Musicians start to gather and before she knows it, she is surrounded by a flock of pigeons. Together they lead her across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan.

A participatory family event led by St. Ann’s WarehouseRobin Frohardt and Fogo Azul in collaboration with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation.

10:00am – join in with a puppet and postcard decorating workshop before Amal’s arrival
11:00am – Amal arrives

Fogo Azul NYC is an age and ethnically diverse community who span the drummer spectrum from novice to professional. Fogo Azul is proud to escort Little Amal and support refugees worldwide.

Theatrical participatory performance
Free – RSVP recommended for puppet and postcard decorating workshop

All of Amal’s events are suitable for children and families.


Little Amal Walks NYC is a co-production between The Walk Productions and St. Ann’s Warehouse in association with Handspring Puppet Company.  Between 14 September – 2 October Amal will be welcomed at 55 events across the five boroughs of New York City.

The event is finished.


Sep 24 2022


11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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