PRESS RELEASE: Summer Sizzles at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan06/05/12
Build Skyscrapers in the NYC Design Studio, Play With Björk’s “Biophilia” iPad App and Explore Math Concepts Through New Video, Music and Game Products
NEW YORK, NY – This summer, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) taps into the creative spark that exists in all children – the sweet spot where imagination and adventure meet! Whether you’re a Native New Yorker or visiting the City on vacation, CMOM offers children and their families brand new hands-on, interactive exhibitions, programs and events.
This summer’s new programs and exhibits combine the perfect mix of structured activities with free play and exploration. Whether children have a full day to spend, or need to beat the heat after summer camp, CMOM is the perfect place to engage children and have fun.
“CMOM is the destination for families trying to figure out great ways to spend their long summer days. Whether it’s our outdoor water exploration or our latest action-packed exhibits and workshops, CMOM is always fun, engaging and memorable,” said Andrew Ackerman, Executive Director of CMOM. “If you’re visiting New York on a family vacation and looking for a low-key, inexpensive afternoon away from the crowded streets, CMOM is a great place for families to learn and play.”
Learn the Basics of Design at CMOM’s NYC Design Studio
On June 30, CMOM will open its highly anticipated NYC Design Studio, an interactive space where children can be inspired by some of New York’s most creative designers. Experts from various disciplines, including architecture, set design, interior design and apparel will lead children in workshops where they will make hats, design prints for clothing and wallpaper, build skyscrapers and create theater sets. Opening day kicks off with a performance by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, two-time Olivier Award-nominated actors and writers of the new Off Broadway show,Potted Potter, which condenses all seven Harry Potter books into 70 madcap minutes! Participating designers include: Christiane Lemieux of DwellStudio, Rachel Hauck from Region Theater, Belinda Watts of Gensler and Lola Ehlrich of Lola Hats.
CMOM Partners with World Famous Icelandic Singer, Björk
Beginning July 6, families can explore the music and multimedia apps of Biophilia, designed by Björk.CMOM educators will work with families using iPads loaded with the Biophilia app to discover the connections between music, nature and technology. Children and families will tap into their own musical creativity, while having fun with hands-on science experiments and educator-led workshops that incorporate movement and dance.
New Transmedia Math Games From UMIGO
Summer + Math = Fun! Play with new transmedia math games and products from the world of UMIGO. Discover new math skills through videos, dance, board and card games, songs and even iPad explorations. Daily activities and programs will get kids excited about math through action-packed programs! Made possible by a U.S. Department of Education Ready to Learn partnership.
All This and Dancing?
Summer at CMOM sizzles on Saturdays from 5:00–7:00pm throughout July and August. CMOM’s Hot Saturday Night Family Dance Jams gets families on their feet to enjoy some healthy fun. Each Saturday night will feature a different form of dance ranging from the Latin-inspired Zumba fitness program to Hip Hop. CMOM’s dance crew will be on-hand to break down easy-to-learn moves, routines and encourage families to find their own style.
About Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Founded in 1973, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is New York City’s leading cultural institution dedicated solely to children and families. CMOM inspires children and their families to learn about themselves and a culturally diverse world through unique interactive exhibitions. CMOM presents a full range of activities, exhibits and special performances that stimulate children of all ages. Through multidimensional programs that reach deep into the community, the Museum serves New Yorkers from all backgrounds. For details on all of CMOM’s programs, please visit www.cmom.org.