Date & Time: September 24, 2022 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn

An international arts festival meets endurance event.

Amal is a 3.5-meter puppet representing all displaced children, many separated from their families, Amal traveled over 8,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”. Since the beginning of her journey in 2021, Little Amal has traveled through over 70 cities and been welcomed at more than 160 unique events, reaching 875,000 people in the 12 countries she has already visited, and millions more online. 

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Amal is a 3.5-meter puppet representing all displaced children

Adelphi University + Little Amal Walks NY

The theme of Adelphi University’s 2022 Fall Arts Festival is “Peace of Art: Fostering Dialogues through the Arts”. Honoring this theme, Adelphi Alum and Adjunct Professor Shoshanah Tarkow are thrilled to be collaborating with Little Amal, St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, and puppeteer Robin Frohardt to create opportunities for Adelphi students to engage with Amal and her message, both on and off campus.

Students who wish to attend the community event in Brooklyn Bridge Park on September 24 will get to engage directly with Amal and community members (including hands-on puppet making, dialoguing about Amal’s mission with local community members, and walking with Amal and friends as they cross the Brooklyn Bridge). These students will have the opportunity to share what they learned and experienced with the larger Adelphi community as part of Fall Arts Festival on October 12, when we recreate a miniature version of Amal’s Walk across the Adelphi University Garden City campus.

We encourage anyone who is curious to fill out the interest form below! No prior knowledge of world events, refugee crises, or puppeteering is required; just an open mind and a willingness to engage with these topics.

You do not have to be available for the event on September 24 in order to participate in Fall Arts Festival on October 12!

This event is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, the Honors College, and the Fall Arts Festival.

Opportunities for Engagement

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park/City Hall Park (transportation coordinated/provided by Adelphi)*
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, various puppet-making opportunities throughout the day, Adelphi University Garden City Campus**
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022, multiple opportunities between 2:00-5:00 pm as part of The Walk recreation on-campus, Adelphi University Garden City Campus**


May be limited to the first 35 student participants, we encourage you to submit this interest form by Monday 9/12/22 in order to secure a spot on the bus.

Honors College Students: Can meet at the Empire Fulton Ferry Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park & Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian path.

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