Playgroups

Come Play at CMOM!

When CMOM is closed, we open the space for private playgroups. Your children and their friends will enjoy exclusive use of one of CMOM’s three award winning exhibits: Playworks™, Adventures with Dora and Diego or EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day.

Availability

  • Monday 2-3pm, 4-5pm or 5-6pm*
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday 5:30-6:30pm*
  • Saturday or Sunday (beginning in May) 9-10am

*Includes an option of pizza delivery for an additional cost.

To reserve a time for your very own play group, please call Katie at 212-721-1223 x219 or email khartman@cmom.org.
 

Playgroups

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Calendar

Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Record Spin Art, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Explore how records and influenced the spread of jazz and its culture through the Harlem Renaissance. Visitors will then create jazz inspired spin-art records.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.
 

Thinking Like a Composer (Demo) , 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Experiment with Pitch (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Join our old fashioned “jug band” while experimenting with sound effects. Blow across the opening of the bottle to produce the lowest or highest sounds to learn about pitch. Does the shape of the bottle affect the sound you make?  What kind of sounds can you produce without water? Can you create notes by adding different amounts of water in each bottle?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Oran Etkin, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to Grammy and Independent Music awards-winner Oran Ektin—the composer and improvisational clarinet player is well known among NYC families thanks to his Timbalooloo music classes for kids. Etkin's newest album, Gathering Light, was released in April 2014.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

Parachute Play, 3:30pm

4 & younger

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

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Oran Etkin, 4:00pm

All ages

Listen to Grammy and Independent Music awards-winner Oran Ektin—the composer and improvisational clarinet player is well known among NYC families thanks to his Timbalooloo music classes for kids. Etkin's newest album, Gathering Light, was released in April 2014.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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