Creativity

Creativity

Hospital Arts Outreach

CMOM helps children living with cancer and their families explore, heal and learn through art. Every week, we send our leading educators to the children’s ward of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Treatment Center. Equipped with a creative curriculum and a sterile selection of supplies, our educators invite patients, their siblings and parents to participate in free, innovative art activities that are fun and educational. By combining an academic focus with fun art activities, the art-making program makes the hospital setting more livable, stimulating and fun for kids coping with illness and allows them to feel like a “normal” kid for a while.

After-School Programs

CMOM provides after-school enrichment programs to more than 35,000 children. Each week CMOM runs 50-80 different programs off-site, mostly in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Over the last eight years, CMOM has developed a unique curriculum and educational approach that compliments and enriches the work of schools to meet performance standards in science, art and literacy.

PlayHelps

In response to Hurricane Katrina, CMOM created Play Helps™, a program that brought relief in the form of play to children and families in New Orleans impacted by the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Based on CMOM’s PlayWorks™ curriculum and launched in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Museum in December 2006, Play Helps™ was conducted within two large geodesic domes filled with wonderful play and learning opportunities. The domes were set up on the grounds of the Andrew Jackson School in St. Bernard Parish. Classes from the elementary school regularly visited the Play Helps™ domes over the course of a three-month period. On weekends and holidays, community groups visited Play Helps™ free of charge at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Families were encouraged to participate in open-ended play, a toy-making workshop and special activities in the Art Studio.

Play Helps™ was presented through the support of the Toy Industry Foundation, designed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and coordinated by the Association of Children’s Museums.

A modified, locally-run and supported version called Play Power continues to be transformative for the Louisiana Children’s Museum and greater New Orleans community, delivering programs on a daily basis to five school sites.

A little play goes a long way!

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

Muslim Arts Festivals: Journey Through the Arts, 10:00am

All ages

In this month’s festival join us as we explore Muslim artists who are inspired by their journeys. Learn how they have overcome obstacles through their art and create your own art inspired by challenges you face. 

CMOM’s 3D Mosque Architecture Experience, 10:00am

All ages

The 3D Mosque Architecture Experience is an immersive exploration of the art and architecture of mosques from around the world. Embark on a 3D journey to explore the colors, patterns, architectural forms and artistic techniques from each stop on your virtual tour.

Getting Creative with Art: Coffee Filter Butterflies, 10:00am

4 & younger

Use coffee filters and watercolor to create beautiful butterflies!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Getting Creative with Art: Coffee Filter Butterflies, 12:15pm

4 & younger

Use coffee filters and watercolor to create beautiful butterflies!

Ebru: Turkish Water Marbling with Yasemin Ozsavasci , 2:00pm

5 & older

Meet Yasemin Ozsavasci and learn about her journey as an Ebru artist. Watch colors swirl and combine as you create your own unique marble print.  

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

Mural Wall Painting, 2:15pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Dance and Movement with Anikaya Dance Company , 2:30pm

5 & older

Create an imaginary obstacle course with Artistic Director, Wendy Jehlen from Anikaya Dance Company and learn about the story of The Conference of the Birds, in which characters must overcome their own obstacles.

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

Ebru: Turkish Water Marbling with Yasemin Ozsavasci , 3:30pm

5 & older

Meet Yasemin Ozsavasci and learn about her journey as an Ebru artist. Watch colors swirl and combine as you create your own unique marble print.  

*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, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Dance and Movement with Anikaya Dance Company , 4:00pm

5 & older

Create an imaginary obstacle course with Artistic Director, Wendy Jehlen from Anikaya Dance Company and learn about the story of The Conference of the Birds, in which characters must overcome their own obstacles.

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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