New York Today: How to Beat the Heat


Six fun things to check out this weekend in NYC


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.

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


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.

Textured Printmaking

Use ordinary household items to create textured artwork!

Textured Mural

Use ordinary household items to create textured artwork!

Sing and Sign

Move your body and use your hands to sing your favorite songs!

Sidewalk Chalk

Love sidewalk chalk?  Create a large-scale chalk drawing or a hop scotch board with us!

Shaving Cream Exploration

Create three-dimensional puffy paint with shaving cream!

Sand Slime Making

Explore texture while making slime with sand!

Sand Paper Drawing

Explore texture while drawing with colorful crayons on rough, bumpy sandpaper! 

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Parachute Play, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

My Five Senses Yoga, 11:30am

5 & younger

Learn the importance of using all five senses through a mini yoga workshop!

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Piano Music & Melodies, 12:30pm

5 & younger

Explore keyboard pianos while identifying animals, singing songs, and moving together!

Move to the Beat Drum Making, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Design your own drum from various collage materials; connect the drum beats to healthy heartbeats in your body.

Move to the Beat Drum Making, 2:00pm

5 & younger

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

Puppet Play, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use your imagination to make our puppets come to life! What will their names be? What will their voices sound like? 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar