Celebrate the Rainbow Connection in Astoria

Jim Henson will be celebrated at the Museum of the Moving Image on Oct. 1. Photo courtesy Accusoft, Inc.

Jim Henson will be celebrated at the Museum of the Moving Image on Oct. 1. Photo courtesy Accusoft, Inc.

Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image begins its countdown to the 2015 opening of a gallery devoted to the works of Jim Henson with “Celebrating Jim Henson: The Biography,” its first monthly program about the creative genius behind the Muppets.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the museum, along with The Jim Henson Legacy, marks the publication of “Jim Henson: The Biography” with a panel discussion, screening of rare clips and a book signing.

Author Brian Jay Jones, who worked closely with Henson’s family on the book; Fran Brill, a “Sesame Street” performer; Dwight Bowers, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; Craig Shemin, president of The Jim Henson Legacy; Karen Falk, archivist for the Jim Henson Co. and Barbara Miller, curator for the museum will discuss Henson’s lasting legacy.

The event begins at 6 pm with a reception. Tickets are $20/public and $12/museum members.

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