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 calandar 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.

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Calendar

Messy with Art: Wet Marker Art, 10:00am

4 & younger

Love drawing with markers?  What do you think happens when you dip the marker in water?
 

EatPlayGrowTM: Perfect Portion , 10:00am

4 & younger

Create a balanced plate of colorful “food” to serve as a fun reminder of portion control and healthy meals.

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!  

10:00am-4:45pm

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Mural Wall painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix colors together on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

EatPlayGrow™: Perfect Portion, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Children and adults will create a balanced; appropriately sized plate of colorful “food” will serve as a creative and fun reminder of portion control and a healthy balanced meal.
 

EatPlayGrowTM: Perfect Portion , 1:00pm

4 & younger

Create a balanced plate of colorful “food” to serve as a fun reminder of portion control and healthy meals.

SCENTsory Jars, 2:30pm

4 & younger

What’s that smell?! Join us as we test our nose and brain by smelling different mystery scents!
 

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them. 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

Full Calendar