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Why Your Support Matters to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Your contribution helps ensure that CMOM remains one of the City’s most unique learning environments for all families — offering an array of high quality creative programs — it allows us to spark curiosity, and discovery for the many children not as fortunate as our own.

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Thanks to your support, CMOM brings the joy of learning, creativity and discovery to more than 350,000 families who visit the museum and thousands served beyond our walls on West 83rd Street. We do not limit ourselves to serving just one block, one neighborhood, or one city — each year, CMOM provides outreach to more than 60,000 children at over 50 community based organizations including schools, libraries, health centers, public housing communities, after-school programs and hospitals.

With each donation to CMOM, you help us give back to families all across New York City through our outreach programs.

Early childhood health and literacy programs in the Bronx
CMOM runs weekly literacy and health programs for young children and their families to help develop the skills they need to be healthy and succeed in school.

After school programs for NYC students
CMOM reaches more than 35,000 NYC students with after school programs in arts, science, math and culture.

Shelter programs for families in temporary housing
CMOM provides weekly early childhood classes, which provide children and single mothers living in temporary housing with parenting, literacy and art classes.

Junior Staff Internship (JSI) for New York City high school students
CMOM provides high school students with an opportunity to intern at the Museum. The program helps students a see their pathway to college and world of work.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital program
CMOM runs weekly arts and creativity programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Treatment Center. Children living with cancer and their families have the opportunity to explore, heal and learn through art.

CMOM membership for a family need
CMOM’s Family Access Membership program allows more than 1,000 low-income families to visit and access high quality educational programs and groundbreaking exhibits at the Museum for only $5.

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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 10:00am

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

Squishy Circuits, 10:00am

All ages

10am-12pm

Use special food-safe doughs that will act as electricity conductors and insulators! Mold your own simple circuits and experimenting with a variety of electronics! Recipe cards available to take home.

littleBits™ Inventions, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 12pm
Brainstorm an invention and use littleBits™ electronic blocks to make your idea come to life. Experiment with connecting batteries, light and sound sensors to your invention to see what will happen!

New York Happening: Mixed Media Art Installation, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 1pm
Red Grooms collaborated with a variety of artists, staging events and art installations called “happenings.”  Add to CMOM’s  ongoing mixed media installation / communal “happening”  by creating your own vision of New York using wood pieces, metal and clay.
 

UMIGO Transmedia Games, 11:00am

5 & older

CMOM conducts weekly activities to explore UMIGO, a first-of-its kind transmedia math property which teaches 1st and 2nd grade math skills in a fun and interactive way. UMIGO programs may include music videos, board games challenges and new digital UMIGO Apps

Meet the Maker: Sci-Tech Kids, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 1pm
Biologist, epidemiologist and the president of Sci-Tech Kids Kim Magloire teaches kids about the mechanics behind engineering as they building bridges using Play-Doh and toothpicks.
 

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 with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

UMIGO Transmedia Games, 12:00pm

5 & older

CMOM conducts weekly activities to explore UMIGO, a first-of-its kind transmedia math property which teaches 1st and 2nd grade math skills in a fun and interactive way. UMIGO programs may include music videos, board games challenges and new digital UMIGO Apps

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

James Beard Foundation Family Chef Series: Liz Neumark , 2:00pm

All ages

Liz Neumark, founder and CEO of Great Performances and The Sylvia Center, demonstrates creative ways to cook simple family recipes with fresh affordable ingredients.

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

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

James Beard Foundation Family Chef Series: Liz Neumark , 3:30pm

All ages

Liz Neumark, founder and CEO of Great Performances and The Sylvia Center, demonstrates creative ways to cook simple family recipes with fresh affordable ingredients.

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.

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