CMOM’s Note on the Events at Sandy Hook Elementary School

The staff at CMOM send our thoughts and prayers to the children and families of Sandy Hook Elementary School of Newtown, Connecticut. In response to the event, Andy Ackerman, Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan sent the following note to CMOM’s Board of Directors and Staff:
 

Dear CMOM Board of Directors and Staff,
 
Today’s tragedy in Connecticut is an unbearable loss.  As we hug our own children, family and friends, let us recommit ourselves to creating a place of joy and safety, filled with the irreplaceable laughter and delight of children and the adults who nurture them.
 
May our work together over the coming years for millions of children help to salve this deep wound.
 
Thank you all for your incredible work on behalf of all children.
 
Andy
 
Andrew Ackerman
Executive Director
Children’s Museum of Manhattan

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
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Calendar

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
 

Jazz Lyric Scramble , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Writers like Langston Hughes shaped the path of jazz and the Harlem Renaissance. He played with patterns in stories and poetry, incorporating rhythm and repetition.  Explore ways to think about sound and music as you create your own unique story using Jazz artist biographies and songs.
 

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Match the sounds that you hear with notes on paper as you design your own musical score. Use historic sheet music by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Chanukkah: Menorah Banner, 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Design your own chanukkiyah banner to celebrate the Chanukkah season.
 

CMOM’s Christmas Tree Ornaments, 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world!  Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance. 
 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to fun and easy tap steps.
 

Chanukah Storyteller: Richard Codor , 2:00pm

5 & older

Meet Richard Codor, author of Too Many Latkes, a hilarious tale of a magic potato, which is said to reveal the true meaning of Chanukah.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Chanukah Storyteller: Richard Codor , 3:30pm

5 & older

Meet Richard Codor, author of Too Many Latkes, a hilarious tale of a magic potato, which is said to reveal the true meaning of Chanukah.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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