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.
 

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Little Artist: Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!, 10:00am

4 & younger

Octopuses have two eyes and eight arms.  They don’t have a skeleton but they protect themselves with an expulsion of ink!  Read Julie Mark’s picture book Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus.  Create an octopus and design clothes for the eight-armed creature!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new descriptive vocabulary, process of creation sensory exploration, color and shape recognition, creative expression.
 

Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 2pm
Edward “Duke” Ellington was not only a talented jazz performer, but also a composer and the conductor of his own Big Band. Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today – known as ‘standards’ – were written by Duke for his band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Inspired by the individual style of these talented performers, build your own musical instruments similar to the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
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

4 & younger

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: Understanding Sheet Music (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.
 

Lincoln Center Atrium: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet , 11:00am

All ages

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is thought to be the most famous tap dancer of the 20th century.  His style transitioned from a soft and flat-footed shuffling motion to a delicate and precise art; making him celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Design your own tap shoes to create rhythms with our feet!  
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).

Little Artist: Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Octopuses have two eyes and eight arms.  They don’t have a skeleton but they protect themselves with an expulsion of ink!  Read Julie Mark’s picture book Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus.  Create an octopus and design clothes for the eight-armed creature!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new descriptive vocabulary, process of creation sensory exploration, color and shape recognition, creative expression.
 

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: Johnathan Blake, 3:00pm

All ages

Appearing in over 50 albums, Johnathan Blake is a powerful composer, drummer and band leader.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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: Johnathan Blake, 4:00pm

All ages

Appearing in over 50 albums, Johnathan Blake is a powerful composer, drummer and band leader.
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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