ReMake the Holidays

Inspiration and options to do things differently 

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Families bend, twist, light, sculpt and animate a new version of the holiday season with workshops, demos, artist installations and more.

ReMake the Holidays is a response to increased consumption and waste during the holiday season and an attempt to give people inspiration and options to do things differently, while having fun.


Each day will focus on different recyclable materials:
December 27: Textiles
December 28: Paper
December 29: Plastic
December 30: Glass and Metal


Special Features:

  • Puppet Phactory is developing an immersive installation and daily workshop series featuring their junk yard puppets.
  • Bill Bywater is back to carve ice sculptures of the following endangered animals: Amur Leopard; Black Rhino; the Bornean Orangutan; Hawks Bill Turtle.
  • Climate change and sustainability-focused artworks, created as part of the Access: Artist and Scientist Collaborations, will be on view.
  • Skraptacular returns for daily workshops!


Activities are free with NYSCI admission, unless otherwise noted. Activities take place between noon and 4 pm.


Puppet Phactory at ReMake the Holidays is supported in part through a Mini-Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, as administered by the Museum Association of New York.

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