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2016 News

Children’s Museum’s Awesome Innovation Week

04/22/16

NY1 NEWS: Newscaster Shelley Goldberg highlights the Children’s Museum’s Awesome Innovation Week. View video » more »

معرض في نيويورك خاص بثقافات المجتمعات المسلمة

04/06/16

AL JAZEERA ARABIC: The Children's Museum of Manhattan, in New York City, opened a special exhibition on the cultures of Muslim communities around the world. The exhibition is organized under the slogan, "From America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. It is expected to be on display for two years.” View Video »   more »

Easter Celebration

03/26/16

FOX 5: Find out what’s going on at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for this Easter weekend. View video » more »

Have an Egg-cellent Easter

03/25/16

FOX & FRIENDS: Children’s Museum educator Julie Marie Siebert shares how to make egg dye from common household fruits and vegetables. View video » more »

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

03/15/16

MANHATTAN SIDEWAYS: All parents throughout New York, locals and tourists alike, should know about the educational and transformative experience of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. The 83rd Street institution, although it opened in 1973, has been at its current location since 1989. It is an extraordinary (not to mention really fun!) resource for both kids and adults. I happened to visit during the week that constitutes winter break for New York schools, and so I witn... more »

Children’s Museum exhibit aims to bridge gap between Islam, West

03/10/16

NEWSDAY: By Maria Alvarez Special to Newsday Hussein Rashid, who grew up in Elmont surrounded by friends from across the globe, is using his American experience to bridge the gap between Muslim and Western societies in a new museum exhibit. “Elmont was really very diverse,” said Rashid, 42, who teaches Islamic studies at Hofstra University in Hempstead and is a consultant for “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,” a new exhibition at ... more »

Arts Projects Aim to ‘Build Bridges’ Between Muslims, Non-Muslims in U.S.

03/04/16

NEWSWEEK: At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side in New York City, children and their parents can explore “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far,” a recently opened exhibit featuring performances by contemporary Muslim artists, and other programs. Farther downtown, the PEN American Center is developing a Writing While Muslim series of events featuring Muslim and non-Muslim writers of fiction, comedy, film and other genres ... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan and Administration for Children’s Services to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Learning Hub at Acs’s Central Office

03/01/16

Learning Hub Installation is the 14th by Children’s Museum at Community Sites across the City New York, NY – March 1, 2016 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, in partnership with the City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), today announced it has replicated its successful early childhood health and literacy learning hub model inside the ACS Division of Early Care and Education (ECE) offices on the 7th floor of 66 John Stre... more »

Children’s Museum: America to Zanzibar

02/26/16

FOX 5: From architecture and art to food and music, the Children's Museum of Manhattan’s new exhibit “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” introduces children and their families to multifaceted Muslim communities around the globe and right here in New York. View video » more »

The Muslim Culture Exhibition on TRT Showcase

02/25/16

REUTERS: Journalist Jade Barker offers views an in-depth look at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s newest exhibition, America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. View video » more »

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

02/24/16

4 NBC: Lizzy Martin of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan joins us to discuss a new interactive exhibit that explores diversity of Muslim cultures worldwide. View video » more »

Learning by Doing at the Children’s Museum

02/23/16

WALL STREET JOURNAL, URBAN GARDNER: Ralph Gardner Jr. gets a taste of Muslim cultures from around the world By RALPH GARDNER JR. There are few occasions when I wish I was 3 years old. But I did during a visit to the Children's Museum of Manhattan's new exhibit called “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far.” One of the attractions is a vividly decorated Pakistani bus that you can hop into and go for a pretend ride. There’s also a re... more »

Children’s exhibit of Muslim cultures opens in New York

02/23/16

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE: BY Lauren Markoe A first-of-its-kind exhibit is introducing young museum-goers to Muslim cultures around the world. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan opened “America to Zanzibar” earlier this month, a 3,000-square-foot, interactive exhibit that invites kids to explore Muslim cultures across the world. Visitors can design buildings inspired by Islamic architecture, walk through a pretend Muslim-American home furnished with art an... more »

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

02/17/16

FOX 5 NEW YORK MINUTE: There’s a new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side aimed at teaching children about Muslim cultures worldwide. View video »   more »

NY1 Press coverage of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

02/12/16

NY1: Press coverage on the opening of “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” Critical Mention View » Shelly Goldberg View » UWS Exhibit Showcases Diversity of Muslim Culture, View » Interview with Andrew Ackerman, Executive Director of the Museum, View » Interview with Lizzy Martin, Director, Exhibition Development and Museum Planning, View »       more »

NYC Children’s Museum Celebrates Muslim Diversity

02/11/16

VOICE OF AMERICA: NEW YORK — Imagine a place where children can steer a dhow boat across the Indian Ocean, sell Egyptian spices and Moroccan rugs, hop on a camel and embark across the Sahara. “America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far” is a groundbreaking interactive museum exhibit in the heart of New York City that lets kids do just that: explore the A-to-Z of Muslim cultures. View video » more »

10 Best Things to do in New York City in February 2016

01/27/16

Mommy Nearest BY Stephanie Barnhart On February 13, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will open a new one-of-a-kind exhibit that celebrates Muslim cultures through hands-on activities. Children can visit a mosque and decorate its walls with colorful designs; test their skills in international trade by selling rugs, fish and ceramics in the market place; and explore ancient trade routes on a two story Indian Ocean dhow (boat) or on a camel. There will also be a ton of... more »

Children Around the City are Remembering Dr. King this Weekend.

01/16/16

Children at the Children's Museum of Manhattan used recycled materials to create a mosaic of Dr. Kings portrait. View video » more »

Children Pay Tribute to Dr King at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

01/16/16

Children Pay Tribute to Dr King at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side. View video » more »

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

01/16/16

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. View video » more »

PRESS RELEASE: CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF “AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR: MUSLIM CULTURES NEAR AND FAR”

01/13/16

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF “AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR: MUSLIM CULTURES NEAR AND FAR” New Interactive Exhibit Set to Open Feb. 13, 2016 Explores Diversity of Muslim Cultures Worldwide for a Family Audience “America to Zanzibar” is the Fourth in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by the Children’s Museum as Part of its Commitment to Help Prepare Children for Today’s Global Society New York, NY – January ... more »

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

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Schedule of Programs

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 10:30am

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

Uniform Evolution Design, 11:00am

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix Paint on the PlayworksTM Mural Wall

Uniform Evolution Design, 12:00pm

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Dance Party, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Dance to a variety of musical style including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical and some of our favorite children’s bands. 

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 2:00pm

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Measure Up!, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Explore measuring tools like cups, tape and rulers to learn how different materials are measured.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

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