Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

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All Ages
May – December 31, 2014

Get jazzed at CMOM! Find your own beat as you tap, snap, clap and stomp your way through. Live music, hands-on art workshops and an immersive environment celebrates the rich history and lasting legacy of jazz in America. This interactive exhibition and program series features rarely seen images, archival footage, and original jazz artifacts.

Enter a world of big bands, intimate jazz clubs and shimmering stages . . .

SCAT with Ella! Delight at the sounds of your favorite nursery rhymes being sung by the great Ella Fitzgerald, then sing along at the 1930’s pretend-play microphone.

TAP like Bojangles! Marvel at the skill of iconic tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson doing    his famous staircase dance in rarely seen archival footage, then make your own tap shoes and choreograph a unique routine on the Bojangles Tap Staircase.

SWING with Duke! Meet Duke Ellington, legendary bandleader, pianist and composer through artifacts and photos from his band. Experience a contemporary jazz band at a large touchscreen interactive that encourages you to be the bandleader by choosing which musician and instrument to feature. And make your own instrument to take home!

CMOM partnered with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem to develop this exhibition. More »

 

Live Music and Dance Almost Every Day!

Join us for an astounding line-up of performances by local and national contemporary jazz artists, view CMOM calendar for performances »


Be Creative at Hands-on Workshops!

Get children singing, dancing, making art and thinking about jazz in a whole new way, view Jazzed! Programs »


Schedule-at-a-Glance

 

May – June 2014
Saturday & Sunday Performances
Daily Programs

July – August 2014
Live Performances 6 Days a Week!
Daily Programs

September – December 2014
Saturday Performances
Daily Programs

December Break
December 24, 2014 – January 2, 2015
Weeklong Jazz Performances
Daily Programs

Over 50 performances and daily art workshops throughout the entire run of the exhibit!

Download full schedule of performances (pdf) »
Check the CMOM calendar for schedule changes and updates »

 

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street is made possible with support from Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, and National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Thank you to the Manhattan School of Music for providing the jazz pianists.

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

CMOM'S New York Treasures Scavenger Hunt, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm

Search for hidden New York treasures throughout CMOM’s five floors of interactive exhibitions in a daily scavenger hunt this summer. Learn fun facts about NYC’s most famous attractions and cultural institutions along the way. Each hidden New York treasure will give you clues to solve a secret message and win a small prize!  
 

Messy with Art: Textured Printmaking, 10:00am

5 & younger

Use ordinary household items to create textured artwork!

Way Down Underground: Pop-up Water Science, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am – 4:00pm
Weather Permitting

With support from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, join CMOM educators for some pop-up water experiments and story times in CMOM’s outdoor water exhibit City Splash. Learn about where your water comes from and where it goes as we explore NYC way down underground.
 

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Wendy & DB, 11:00am

5 & younger

Dance along with Wendy & DB’s new CD - It’s A Doo Da Day! Let your imagination soar with their fun melodies and positive lyrics!
 

Wendy & DB, 11:00am

5 & younger

Dance along with Wendy & DB’s new CD - It’s A Doo Da Day! Let your imagination soar with their fun melodies and positive lyrics! 

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.

Wendy & DB, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Dance along with Wendy & DB’s new CD - It’s A Doo Da Day! Let your imagination soar with their fun melodies and positive lyrics!
 

Wendy & DB, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Dance along with Wendy & DB’s new CD - It’s A Doo Da Day! Let your imagination soar with their fun melodies and positive lyrics! 

Sing and Sign, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Fabric Doll House, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a dollhouse made of felt! Add to the mural by creating stories about the family who lives in the house!
 

Puppet Play, 1:30pm

5 & younger

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

Monstrous Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

First Day of School Picture Frames, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Create a picture frame to commemorate the first day of school.

Monster Pencil Cases, 2:00pm

All ages

Create a monster-inspired pencil case to prepare for the first day of school!

2:00pm – 4:30pm 

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.
 

Stack ‘em Up!, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Use colorful, transparent blocks to build your own structures and explore balance. What can you design and build out of geometric shapes?
 

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar