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

Piano Music & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Storytelling: Tito Puente, Mambo King, 11:00am

All ages

Dance along as Museum Educators share the vibrant life of Puerto Rican Mambo musician and Latin jazz composer Tito Puente—the Mambo King in Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez.

Making Murals, 11:00am

6 & older

Help us create a community mural at the Children’s Museum! Learn about some of New York’s most recognizable murals in East Harlem and the Bronx and explore how murals can beautify a city and bring people together.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger

Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Swap & Drop. Get ready to count down as we release fresh new balls into the pool!

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Making Murals, 12:00pm

6 & older

Help us create a community mural at the Children’s Museum! Learn about some of New York’s most recognizable murals in East Harlem and the Bronx and explore how murals can beautify a city and bring people together.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Parachute Play, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Making Murals, 2:00pm

6 & older

Help us create a community mural at the Children’s Museum! Learn about some of New York’s most recognizable murals in East Harlem and the Bronx and explore how murals can beautify a city and bring people together.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Funny Stories on Film with William D. Caballero , 2:00pm

6 & older

Create a funny story about your family with filmmaker and multimedia storyteller William D. Caballero. William’s film HOW YOU DOIN,’ BOY? VOICEMAILS FROM GRAN’PA, a comedy created from 3D modeled miniatures of his grandfather, led to the HBO series Gran'pa Knows Best, now on HBO and HBO GO.

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Cleanup Parade, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Pick up a broom or mop and join the Cleanup Parade! Follow our Museum Educators around PlayWorks™ as we sing songs that help get our bodies moving and our exhibit clean. 

Funny Stories on Film with William D. Caballero , 3:00pm

6 & older

Create a funny story about your family with filmmaker and multimedia storyteller William D. Caballero. William’s film HOW YOU DOIN,’ BOY? VOICEMAILS FROM GRAN’PA, a comedy created from 3D modeled miniatures of his grandfather, led to the HBO series Gran'pa Knows Best, now on HBO and HBO GO.

*Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Storytelling: Tito Puente, Mambo King, 4:00pm

All ages

Dance along as Museum Educators share the vibrant life of Puerto Rican Mambo musician and Latin jazz composer Tito Puente—the Mambo King in Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo by Monica Brown and Rafael Lopez.

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 4:30pm

5 & younger

Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Swap & Drop. Get ready to count down as we release fresh new balls into the pool!

Full Calendar