A gorgeous Sunday afternoon and the workshop at Westbeth was abuzz with volunteers who’d spread their work out into the courtyard. They were putting the final touches on the bibliomorphic puppets that will make their debut appearance tomorrow at 8.30 p.m. on the High Line for the Parade of Illuminations.
Marta Sebestyen’s hypnotic voice wooed the artists as they worked and a large section of an outdoor table carried the evidence of a feast— fried chicken, jalapeno-cheddar corn bread, coleslaw and brownies. Lenny, a regular volunteer, is responsible for the sumptuous food. Each day, he arrives laden with delicious, homemade dishes that he prepares himself!