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2016 News

Press coverage on the opening of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

02/12/16

Press coverage on the opening of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far Critcal 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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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

Historical Figures Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am

All ages

Come to the Children’s Museum for a living scavenger hunt! Search the museum for costumed historical figures, first ladies and former presidents like Thomas Jefferson, the first American president to celebrate the Muslim month of Ramadan at the White House.

10:00-4:45pm

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Turkish Ceramics, 11:00am

6 & older

Explore examples of traditional Turkish ceramics – bowls, jugs, vases and tiles! Mold your own clay plate and use paint to adorn it with intricate floral patterns inspired by real examples of Turkish masterpieces!

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

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 PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Turkish Ceramics, 12:00pm

6 & older

Explore examples of traditional Turkish ceramics – bowls, jugs, vases and tiles! Mold your own clay plate and use paint to adorn it with intricate floral patterns inspired by real examples of Turkish masterpieces!

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

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.

Storytelling: The Swirling Hijaab, 12:30pm

All ages

Explore movement and dance with CMOM educators in a reading of the colorful picture book The Swirling Hijaab by Na'ima bint Robert.

Move to the Beat Drum Circle , 1:30pm

5 & younger

The whole family gets physical as they play in our heartbeat drum circle.

Valentine’s Day Dance Workshop with Jersey City Ballet Theater, 2:00pm

6 & older

Dance ballet on Valentine’s Day as the Jersey City Ballet Theater and their youth ensemble share their love of this graceful dance form. 

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

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

Valentine’s Day Dance Workshop with Jersey City Ballet Theater, 3:00pm

6 & older

Dance ballet on Valentine’s Day as the Jersey City Ballet Theater and their youth ensemble share their love of this graceful dance form. 

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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