NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple

NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple

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All Ages
September 25, 2015 – January 18, 2016
 
NYC & Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple is a new interactive gallery that captures the quintessential sights, sounds, flavors and spirit of New York City. Inside this 3,000-square-foot immersive experience children take over the Big Apple’s sidewalks, streets, parks, plazas, public transportation, air rights and underground world as they playfully explore the city that never sleeps. 
 
NYC + Me is full of fun and inspiration for New Yorkers and tourists alike. Visitors to the gallery can, among other things:
 
  • Put on uniforms and take over the city, becoming traffic officers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, food cart vendors, park rangers, construction workers – and even mayor. Whether they are directing traffic, handing out building permits, adding traffic cones or cleaning up dog poop and trash, there’s always something to do in this busy city.
  • Add to the city skyline as a construction worker – move blocks to an elevated construction area via conveyor, walk on I-beams, and slide to the ground when done. Beneath the construction site, tiny utility workers crawl past miniature dioramas of the city’s support systems, a network of walls, columns, cables and pipes maintained by a whimsical team of city rats.
  • Act as chefs as they serve up their own New York specialties at the international Taste of NYC Food Cart.
  • Ice skate in socks to seasonal music! The Rink in Central Park is a winter tradition for New Yorkers and tourists alike.
  • Dance inside a soundproof laser tunnel behind Times Square to create music from the ambient sounds of the city.
  • Explore NYC stories from the steps of the NY Public Library, between Patience and Fortitude. The library collection will feature great children’s books about city life.
  • Sing, dance and perform as a street performer. Let the budding musicians and dancers shine!
  • Take the NY Minute Challenge – Get the most out of every minute. The challenge will turn the city into a uniquely New York obstacle course where kids can choose among crazy challenges, such as issuing a speeding ticket while schlepping pizza boxes.
A full range of complementary weekend workshops, programs and performances will occur throughout the gallery’s four-month run to introduce children to the best of the city’s arts through CMOM’s Gateway to the Arts initiative.
 
NYC + Me is funded by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Cloud Dough, 10:00am

5 & younger

Explore this fluffy dough as you make cloud-like creations that expand and contract!

Parachute Play, 10:30am

5 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

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!

My Five Senses Yoga, 11:30am

5 & younger

Learn the importance of using all five senses through a mini yoga workshop!

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Piano Music & Melodies, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Dem Bones Collage, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Families are introduced to the skeletal system and the importance of calcium to build strong bones.

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. 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

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