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2016 News

Today, Historical Figures in "I Approve This Message"

10/27/16

WNBC – NEWS 4 NEW YORK: Today historical figures are giving local kids a real life lesson. View video »   more »

New Learning Hub Looks to Bring More Educational Opportunities to City's Low-Income Children

10/21/16

NY1 NEWS: An Upper West Side children's museum is bringing its educational programs to kids around the city, and some of the five boroughs' most vulnerable young people are benefiting. NY1's Roger Clark filed the following report. View video » more »

A new learning hub has opened at a Homeless Shelter in Brooklyn as part of an effort by the Children's Museum of Manhattan

10/21/16

NY1 NEWS: Reporter Roger Clark A new learning hub has opened at a Homeless Shelter in Brooklyn as part of an effort by the Children's Museum of Manhattan to bring more educational opportunities to underserved neighborhoods. Roger Clark Joins us now from Flatbush. View Video » more »

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is celebrating the opening of a new learning hub

10/21/16

NY1 NEWS: Reporter Roger Clark The Children's Museum of Manhattan is celebrating the opening of a new learning hub for kids who live at a homeless shelter in Brooklyn. Joining us from Flatbush is Roger Clark with the story. View video » more »

I Approve This Message

10/19/16

WCBS 880 Radio: By Marla Diamond. Reporter Marla Diamond interviews parents and how they talk to their kids about the presidential election in the exhibit I Approve This Message. Listen » more »

Children’s Museum nixes move to Essex Crossing

10/13/16

CRAIN'S: Record attendance is driving the need for a larger space By Miriam Kreinin Souccar Photo: Handel Architects Museum pulled out of negotiations with Delancey Street Associates to move to the new development near the Williamsburg Bridge. The Children's Museum of Manhattan is once again on the lookout for a new home. The Upper West Side museum, which has been around since 1973, has pulled out of negotiations with Delancey Street Associates to move to Es... more »

And a Little Child Shall Lead Them (at Least at This Museum)

10/13/16

THE NEW YORK TIMES: By LAUREL GRAEBER A recreated Oval Office in “I Approve This Message,” a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Credit AoommiePhotography.com In one of the country’s most fraught, contentious and bitterly polarizing presidential election years, it’s hard to imagine a situation in which the person about to enter the Oval Office inspires unequivocal support. But that’s happening now, though not on Pe... more »

Just Opened: I Approve This Message at CMOM

10/10/16

RED TRICYCLE:  BY Mimi O’Connor If the current political climate is making you feel a bit weary (we can’t imagine why), we’ve got the perfect antidote to lift the spirits of everyone in the house. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan just debuted “I Approve This Message” a fun, educational (and non-partisan) exhibit featuring historic docs, fun facts and loads of activities and amazing photo ops. We approve! Signed, Sealed, Delivered ... more »

In this presidential campaign season

09/29/16

1010 WINS: In this presidential campaign season the Children’s Museum of Mahattan on West 83rd opens a sepcial exhibit today . . . Listen to broadcast » more »

Pint-Sized Politicians: Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Showcases Election History

09/29/16

CBSNewYork/AP: The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is teaching kids with hands-on political history. Its new exhibition features documents with authentic autographs from U.S. presidents. They’re covered in plastic glass, and some are hung low enough for children to touch. Highlights of the “I Approve This Message” interactive exhibition include two original pages of Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting covering a legal settlement, one of Richard Nixon... more »

NYC Children's Museum Features Election-Themed Documents

09/29/16

AP: The Children's Museum of Manhattan is teaching kids with hands-on political history. Its new exhibition features documents with authentic autographs from U.S. presidents. They’re covered in plastic glass, and some are hung low enough for children to touch. Highlights include two original pages of Abraham Lincoln's handwriting covering a legal settlement. The exhibit also has one of Richard Nixon's resignation letters and personal checks signed by Harry... more »

NYC Children’s Museum Features Election-themed Documents

09/29/16

  AP: The Children's Museum of Manhattan is teaching kids with hands-on political history. Its new exhibition features documents with authentic autographs from U.S. presidents. They're covered in plastic glass, and some are hung low enough for children to touch. Highlights include two original pages of Abraham Lincoln's handwriting covering a legal settlement. The exhibit also has one of Richard Nixon's resignation letters and personal checks signed ... more »

The race for the white house is in full swing

09/28/16

NY1 News: The race for the White House is in full swing and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan hopes to capitalize on that with a new exhibit. Roger Clark is there . . . View Video » more »

I Approve This Message

09/28/16

NY1 News: A new exhibit opens this weekend at the Children’s Museum of Manahttan. It could get the kids interestd in the presidential election. View video » more »

Wet, Wild and Wholesome: ‘Dynamic H2O’ at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

08/04/16

THE NEW YORK TIMES: ‘Dynamic H20’ By Laurel Graeber The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is inviting young visitors to get to know the city’s most industrious commuter: one that travels 125 miles from the Catskill Mountains every day, ascends countless high-rise floors to serve New Yorkers and leaves only after long hours, thoroughly dirty. That tireless traveler stars in the museum’s latest exhibition: “Dynamic H20.” In the outdoo... more »

Six fun things to check out this weekend in NYC

07/15/16

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: By Tracy Brock They may not all be about beating the heat, but if you’re looking around for some fun stuff to do this weekend, we’ve got you covered. 1. Who ya gonna call? Love it or hate it — the much talked about "Ghostbusters" reboot is in theatres this weekend nationwide. 2. Saturday July 16th is Hudson River Park's first annual music festival, Hudson RiverStage, from 2-9 p.m. at Pier 97. Musical acts include Amer... more »

Children’s Museum Exhibit Dynamic H20 Teaches About Watersheds and Conservation

07/09/16

NY1 NEWS: Children’s Museum Exhibit Dynamic H20 Teaches About Watersheds and Conservation By Natalie Duddridge   Children of all ages are learning about how we get our drinking water here in the city, thanks to a new hands-on exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side. NY1's Natalie Duddridge has that story. View video »   more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan awarded youth wellness grant by target to support expansion of health and learning hubs with nyc’s department of homeless services

06/28/16

NEW YORK, NY: Today, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83rd Street) announced it has been awarded a grant from Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) for $250,000 as part of Target’s ongoing youth wellness efforts. The grant allows the Children’s Museum to expand its “health and learning hub” model to ten additional homeless shelters across the city in partnership with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). The Museum’s health a... more »

10th Annual Family Pride Night

06/22/16

BRONXNET: Bob Lee talks with Nellie Chaban from the Children's Museum of Manhattan about the 10th Annual Family Pride Night. View video »   more »

Fox 5: Teaming up to give kids a lesson in healthy eating

06/17/16

FOX 5: New York Presbyterian and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan teaming up today to give kids a lesson in healthy eating. View video » more »

Dynamic H2O

05/25/16

FOX 5: It was a perfect day for kids to make a splash while learning how New Yorkers get their water. View video » more »

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

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger

Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Ball Pool Swap and Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger

Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Winter Sun Catchers, 1:00pm

5 & younger
Catch rays of winter sun to warm up your room!

Christmas Tree: Holiday Wish Ornament Design, 1:30pm

All ages

Design ornaments that express your hopes for the coming year to add them to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Christmas Tree.

S.T.E.A.M. Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Ball Pool Swap and Drop, 4:30pm

5 & younger

Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 

Full Calendar