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

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Make Me a Machine, 11:00am

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

* 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 Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 
 

Mural Wall Paining, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
 

Make Me a Machine, 12:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

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

Dance Party , 12:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 2:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

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

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
 

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed, 3:00pm

5 & older

Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.

* 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
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Boogie Down Break Week , 4:00pm

All ages

Make Me a Machine, 4:00pm

6 & older

Work with the Museum Educator and other participants to create an imaginary machine! Everyone will play a separate part that will combine together to make the machine move. 
Parents and Guardians are strongly encouraged to participate.

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

Dance Party , 4:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Karaoke Superstars , 4:30pm

All ages

Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the Hello From Japan! exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!

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