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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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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

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

All ages

Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.
 

Bill “Bojangles” Robinson – Repeat the Beat: Tap Your Feet, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is celebrated for his light and exacting footwork. Tap your way in you’re your own pair of tap shoes and create rhythms with our feet!  
 

Messy with Art: Wet Chalk Drawing, 10:00am

4 & younger

Love chalk drawing?  What do you think happens when you dip the chalk in water?
 

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 10:45am

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Chanukkah: Dreidel Garland, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Design your own dreidel garland to decorate for the Chanukkah season.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 1:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

CMOM’s Christmas Tree Ornaments, 2:00pm

All ages

2pm- 4:45pm

Design ornaments inspired by Christmas traditions from around the world! Display your finished ornament on the evolving CMOM Christmas tree located in our main entrance. 

Parachute Play, 2:30pm

4 & younger

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

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

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

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