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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.

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Movement & Melodies, 10:30am

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Jacob Lawrence Storytellers, 11:00am

6 & older

Paint your own triptych—a painting made of three sections—inspired by African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his artwork called The Migration Series. 

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

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Jacob Lawrence Storytellers, 12:00pm

6 & older

Paint your own triptych—a painting made of three sections—inspired by African American artist Jacob Lawrence and his artwork called The Migration Series. 

* 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

5 & younger

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

Dance workshop with Wéma Harris of Roots, Rhythm & Revolution , 2:00pm

6 & older

Celebrate the passion of dance through rhythm, drums and the spoken word in this dance workshop with Wéma Harris. 

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

Jam Band, 2:30pm

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Movement & Melodies, 3:30pm

5 & younger

Get your music muscles moving! Create a whimsical performance as you compose your own song with our interactive creature video installation!

Dance workshop with Wéma Harris of Roots, Rhythm & Revolution , 3:30pm

6 & older

Celebrate the passion of dance through rhythm, drums and the spoken word in this dance workshop with Wéma Harris. 

* 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

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

STEAM Cart, 5:30pm

All ages

Keep an eye out for CMOM’s new STEAM Cart! This pop-up program will travel throughout the museum.  Explore a variety of demonstrations inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and math!

STEAM Cart, 6:30pm

All ages

Keep an eye out for CMOM’s new STEAM Cart! This pop-up program will travel throughout the museum.  Explore a variety of demonstrations inspired by science, technology, engineering, art and math!

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