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

Schedule of Programs

Bubble Painting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create a work of art using water colors, bubble solution, paintbrushes and bubble wands!

Awesome Airplanes, 10:30am

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

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.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 11:00am

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

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.

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 12:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Crabby Collages , 1:00pm

5 & younger

Get ready for a deep sea adventure! Explore the colors and shapes of crabs and create your own sea life-inspired collage.

Awesome Airplanes, 2:00pm

6 & older

The airplane is an important invention that required creativity and ingenuity. Celebrate this important innovation by learning about the history of aviation and the scientific knowledge used to develop flight while creating your own model airplane that flies

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 2:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Skyscraper Block Building, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use large foam blocks to explore balance and build your own structures. How high can you build?

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 3:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Picture This!: Camera Obscura, 4:00pm

6 & older

Over one thousand years ago, Muslim physicist and mathematician Alhazen invented the camera obscura – a tool that led to the modern day camera. Experience the wonders of a camera obscura and learn how you can make your own using household materials.

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