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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

Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise!, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist during the Harlem Renaissance best known for her unique style of improvisation known as ‘scat’. Experiment with improvisation and record your unique sounds on an iPad to download at home!
 

In The Mood: Painting Musical Emotions , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Use historic sheet music as your canvas and discover how your mood is affected by musical elements such as key, melody, harmony and tempo.
 

Messy with Art: Icicle Painting, 10:00am

4 & younger

Use frozen cubes of to create a chilly picture. Watch as the paint melts and changes texture.
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

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

Cornucopia of Thanks! , 12:00pm

All ages

12pm - 2pm
Create your own cornucopia and fill it with all the things you are thankful for!
 

Mural Wall Painting, 1:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Parachute Play, 2:30pm

4 & younger

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

Danny Weinkauf (of they Might Be Giants), 3:00pm

All ages

Join Danny Weinkauf, Grammy Winner and long-time bassist for They Might Be Giants, for an interactive musical performance.
Ticketed Event

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. 

Danny Weinkauf (of they Might Be Giants), 4:00pm

All ages

Join Danny Weinkauf, Grammy Winner and long-time bassist for They Might Be Giants, for an interactive musical performance.
Ticketed Event

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