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

Romare Bearden - My World as Colorful Melodies , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Artist Romare Bearden was deeply influenced by jazz music and often listened to it while making art. Listen to jazz as you create a work of art inspired by Romare Bearden’s collage techniques.
 

EatPlayGrow™: Dem Bones Collage, 10:00am

4 & younger

Make a collage of your skeleton and learn about the importance of calcium for building strong bones.

Bubble Guppies! Special Screening, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special screening of Bubble Guppies! andwatch as Molly, Gil, and Bubble Puppy fight germs and get to the heart of staying healthy.

Bubble Puppy Puppets, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4:00pm

Create your own Bubble Puppy puppet and prepare him for his visit to the doctor.

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.
 

Bubble Guppies Story time: The Doctor Is In!, 11:30am

All ages

It's a doctor's job to make everyone feel better. Join CMOM educators in a reading of The Doctor Is In! and learn about Avi’s visit the doctor.

EatPlayGrow™: Dem Bones Collage, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Make a collage of your skeleton and learn about the importance of calcium for building strong bones.

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.

OrigamiUSA: The Art of Paper Folding , 2:00pm

5 & older

Create a holiday-inspired origami piece and learn how paper folding incorporates math and interesting technical skills!
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

OrigamiUSA: The Art of Paper Folding , 3:30pm

5 & older

Create a holiday-inspired origami piece and learn how paper folding incorporates math and interesting technical skills!
 

Body Puzzle Challenge , 3:30pm

4 & younger

Learn more about the bones and organs in your body! Work together with CMOM educators to piece together this unique life-sized puzzle made of fuzzy felt!  

Bubble Guppies Story time: The Doctor Is In!, 4:00pm

All ages

It's a doctor's job to make everyone feel better. Join CMOM educators in a reading of The Doctor Is In! and learn about Avi’s visit the doctor.

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