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Little Amal captures more hearts of Brooklyn today, as she bids us farewell

Throngs will greet her at St. Ann's Warehouse & Brooklyn Bridge Park

October 2, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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EDITORS’ NOTE: Despite threats of inclement weather, Little Amal attracted adoring crowds of Brooklynites on the final day of her visit. She will return, and we hope readers will follow her schedules and her inspirational impact in BROOKLYN EAGLE coverage, online and in print.

Little Amal makes her way through the crowd to say hello to some children patiently waiting to shake her hand. Beth Eisgrau-Heller/Beth Heller Photo

“All the friends I have made” & “Sail away in a ray of light” – St. Ann’s Warehouse

As she walks New York one last time through Brooklyn Bridge Park, Amal encounters once again all those she has met, all the puppets she has befriended, all the musicians she has danced with, all the artists with whom she has performed. Finally, as the sun begins to set on Amal’s last evening in NYC, Rosanne Cash performs as Amal bids farewell and sails away…

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Another parent hoists her daughter into the air to be closer to Little Amal. Beth Eisgrau-Heller/Beth Heller Photo

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One last chance for all friends of Amal to say goodbye led by St. Ann’s Warehouse and Brooklyn Youth Chorus led by Dianne Berkun Menaker.

A huge celebration of welcome and shared humanity led by St. Ann’s Warehouse.

4:30PM-St Ann’s Warehouse
Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

·Rosanne Cash

·St. Ann’s Warehouse Artistic Director, Susan Feldman

·Brooklyn Youth Chorus led by Dianne Berkun Menaker

·Playwright/Director & Artistic Director of The Walk Productions Amir Nizar Zuabi

·NYC’s first “People’s Artist” & Creative Producer of Little Amal Walks NYC, Yazmany Arboleda

Little Amal Walks NYC is a free public art festival featuring Amal, a 12-foot tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl who has traveled across Europe and is continuing her journey in NYC this fall. The walk is a celebration of art, hope and shared humanity that aims to unite communities and refocus attention on the urgent needs of migrants and refugees. Welcomed both by people and institutions of power, and by a diverse range of the city’s marginalized communities, Amal gives voice to those who have been othered, creating empathy everywhere she goes.

Playwright/director Amir Nizar Zuabi serves as Artistic Director of The Walk Productions, and Yazmany Arboleda, New York City’s first “People’s Artist,” is the Creative Producer of the New York visit.

Little Amal Walks NYC is a co-production of St. Ann’s Warehouse (Susan Feldman, Artistic Director) and The Walk Productions (David Lan, Tracey Seaward and Stephen Daldry, Producers). Little Amal was designed and created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company (War Horse). Karen Brooks Hopkins serves as Executive Producer. Amal is inspired by a character in Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s play The Jungle.  The Walk 2021 was a co-production with Good Chance Theatre.

Major support for Little Amal Walks NYC is provided by Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bezos Family Foundation Students Rebuild Program, The JKW Foundation, Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, Ford Foundation, Jerome L. Greene Foundation, Stephanie and Timothy Ingrassia, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and The SHS Foundation, with additional support from Walentas Foundation Ltd, The Scherman Foundation, The IHS Markit Charitable Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold | Arnhold Foundation, Agnes Gund, Leon Levy Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, Choose Love, Inc, New York City Council, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, The Shubert Organization, The Jim Henson Foundation, Maxine Isaacs, and Materials for the Arts.

Details can be found at walkwithamal.org and stannswarehouse.org; on Amal’s social platforms FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTok accounts; and on Bloomberg Connects.


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