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Long-Delayed East Harlem Community Center Opens

12/03/11

DNAInfo.com Manhattan Local News By JEFF MAYS, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer HARLEM—Troy White's eyes lit up as he walked into the brand-new gymnasium of the Johnson Houses Community and Children's Center on Lexington Avenue in East Harlem. Now 19-years-old, construction on the center, near 115th Street, began a decade ago when White was in elementary school. "It's been a long time but it looks like it's worth it," said White who has lived at the James Wel... more »

Hellenic Museum’s brand new exhibit brings Odysseus to modern times

11/30/11

Chicago Journal By ELIZABETH DIFFIN, Staff Reporter   It's all Greek to me. Forget good old-fashioned American ingenuity. Many of the things we hold dear can actually be traced back to ancient Greece. And a new exhibit at the revamped National Hellenic Museum gives families a glimpse at what life was like back when the Parthenon was considered cutting-edge design. “Gods, Myths and Mortals” uses the story of Odysseus, as told through the Iliad and the Ody... more »

PRESS RELEASE: I Wish I Knew You When You Were Five: Portraits By Jamie Kim

11/23/11

Paintings Consider Our Unique Characteristics From Early Childhood to Adulthood NEW YORK, NY, November 22, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan announced today the opening of I Wish I Knew You When You Were Five, a new exhibition of portraits by artist Jamie Kim. The exhibit, which opens November 25, consists of a series of portrait paintings on T-shirts, capturing qualities that remain consistent and unchanging from childhood into adulthood. Based on child... more »

PRESS RELEASE: The Children's Museum of Manhattan and Macy's Announce "Amerca's Parade: Celebrating 85 Years of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®"

11/17/11

NEW YORK, NY, November 17, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and Macy’s today announced a new exhibition, America's Parade: Celebrating 85 Years of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Opening at CMOM’s Upper West Side location on Saturday, November 19 (and only blocks from the staging area and the Parade itself), America’s Parade uses historical photographs, posters, audio and video, and original art pieces to capture the holi... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan Launches EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day Interactive Exhibition, Focusing on Importance of Forming Healthy Habits at an Early Age

11/11/11

 First-Rate Fun Meets First-Rate Science with Over 70 Unique Hands-on Experiences NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today that its highly anticipated EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day exhibition will open on Friday, November 11. This exciting, interactive experience allows children and their families to explore how and why food, sleep and physical activity work together to power the body and fu... more »

PRESS RELEASE: The James Beard Foundation and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan Partner on Family Chef Series

11/11/11

Renowned Chefs to Lead Healthy Cooking Programs for Families as Part of Museum’s EatSleepPlay™ Health Initiative NEW YORK, NY, November 11, 2011 – The James Beard Foundation, the world’s foremost nonprofit culinary arts organization, announced today a partnership with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), as part of the museum’s EatSleepPlay™ health initiative. The James Beard Foundation Family Chef Series at CMOM will include h... more »

Where Children Discover Their Inner Child

11/11/11

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER  A talking toilet at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. No such bathroom exists in New York City, but “The Royal Flush,” among more than 70 interactive exhibits in EatSleepPlay™: Building Health Every Day, the new show at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, does something similar. When little visitors pull this fake toilet’s handle, it responds with images and explains, in the warm but slightly brisk ton... more »

Museum Moves Beyond Its Walls

09/27/11

The Wall Street Journal By SOPHIA HOLLANDER The Children's Museum of Manhattan will open a permanent exhibition in an East Harlem public-housing project in what officials hope can become a national model. A $565,000 federal grant, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will fund a 2,000-square-foot installation in the James Weldon Johnson Houses that will focus on health and literacy and include 25 interactive stations, as well as ongoi... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan and New York City Housing Authority Partner to Bring First-Ever Interactive Health and Literacy Exhibits and Education Programs to Public Housing

09/27/11

Built To Learn Project supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Leadership Grant and Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Will Transform City Public Housing into Learning Hub. New York, NY, September 27, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today that it has partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to create permanent interactive exhibits and hands-on educational programs inside of city public housing thro... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Announces New Grant From National Endowment For The Humanities To Plan Muslim Worlds Exhibition

08/10/11

Exhibit to Increase Understanding Among Children and Families of the Richness and Diversity of Muslim Culture NEW YORK, NY, August 10, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today it received a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Muslim Worlds, a major new exhibition that will expand Americans’ knowledge of the diversity of Muslim culture.  The new exhibition and an accompanying series of e... more »

Children’s Museum reports record attendance: The kid-centric institution said it expects to see 400,000 visitors this fiscal year.

06/21/11

Crain's New York Business By JERMAINE TAYLOR Though the economic downturn has left many cultural institutions across the city financially strapped, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is thriving. The museum, which opened in 1973, announced Tuesday that it was on pace to see a record 400,000 visitors pass through its doors for the fiscal year, ending June 30. The dramatic surge in demand for CMOM’s kid-centric programming—a 10% increase from the previo... more »

NEW YORK TIMES reviews 'Curious George™: Let's Get Curious'

06/16/11

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s ensured a long, fruitful life for an enterprising little monkey. That’s Curious George, hero of H. A. and Margret Rey’s picture book series, who first appeared on the printed page in 1941 and has gone on to star in films, a PBS Kids TV series, a world of toys and now a traveling museum exhibition for young fans. The show, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curiou... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children's Museum of Manhattan kicks off summer with Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! exhibit

05/31/11

Traveling Exhibit Introduces Children to Math, Science and Engineering Concepts Through Adventure, Exploration and Curiosity NEW YORK, NY May 31– The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today the opening of Curious George™: Let's Get Curious! a traveling educational exhibit that introduces young children to the world of the beloved little monkey and leads families on an adventure filled with fun, interactive math, science and engineering-based ... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children's Museum of Manhattan Receives $250,000 Gift from Goldman Sachs Gives for its Eat Sleep Play Health Initiative

05/05/11

Donation to Help Fund Museum’s Comprehensive, National Effort Aimed at Prevention of Early Childhood Obesity New York, NY, May 5, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today a gift of $250,000 from Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor-advised fund, to help fund Eat Sleep Play: A CMOM Health Initiative which focuses on the prevention of obesity in early childhood. The contribution was made at the recommendation of Robin Vince, Head of Operation... more »

PRESS RELEASE: United Way of NYC Partners with CMOM and Other Organizations to Fight Early Childhood Obesity in Low-Income Communities

04/21/11

Educators to Train Head Start Staff and Families in Establishing Healthy Habits at An Early Age New York, NY, April 21, 2011 – United Way of New York City (UWNYC), the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), and The Children’s Aid Society (CAS), launched Healthy Eating for a Healthy Start, a pilot project to impact nutrition policies at eight Head Start centers throughout New York City. Working together, these o... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children's Museum of Manhattan Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Three Days of Programming Focused on Service to Others

01/13/11

New York, NY, January 13, 2011 – As part of its “Raising Citizens: Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival,” The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) will host its “Make a Difference Teen Awards” ceremony on Monday, January 17. The awards, which are given in partnership with DO Something and New York Cares, go to local students who best exemplify Dr. King’s commitment of service to others. The ceremony will be preceded by a performance by... more »

PRESS RELEASE: CMOM Teams Up with Equinox, Pure Yoga and Whole Foods Market: Columbus Circle for "Fitness Challenge"—A Day of Family Fun with Classes in Movement, Yoga and Dance as Well as Food Tasting.

01/06/11

New York, NY, January 6, 2011 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) will host a day-long “Fitness Challenge” on Sunday, January 9, as part of its Healthy Lifestyles programming. In partnership with Equinox, Pure Yoga and Whole Foods Market: Columbus Circle, CMOM invites children and their families to join in exercise classes, yoga, obstacle courses and food demonstrations and tastings – all aimed at the importance of making healthy choices... more »

Fashions And Flowers

04/25/10

The New York Times EVENING HOURS Bill Cunningham Fashions And Flowers April 20: The Children’s Museum of Manhattan honored Andrew S. Ackerman, its longtime executive director, at a dinner at the Metropolitan Pavilion 20. LAURIE TISCH and ANDREW S. ACKERMAN. 21. JUDITH HANNAN, left, and HALLEY K HARRISBURG. 22. JENNIFER and MARK PEARLMAN. 23. STEPHEN MERINGOFF and KIM CHARLTON.   more »

Andy Ackerman: Universal Practice of Jewish Tradition

04/23/10

As Seen In The Jewish Week | April 23, 2010 By Mark Pearlman of JInsider Some of the best applications of Jewish wisdom are not necessarily found in our own community but rather in the broader secular community —from Jeffrey Sachs' work on poverty to Eli Broad's support of charities and the arts. A great example from the tri-state area is Andy Ackerman, who has made a major impact as executive director of the Children's Museum in Manhattan (www.cmom.org). He was ... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Gala

04/20/10

Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NY, NY | 04.20.2010 | by Merry Esparza Style 1 Media On April 20th, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) held a gala to honor Executive Director Andrew S. Ackerman for his 20 years of leadership and service. Guests were warmly welcomed by Mr. Ackerman, along with CMOM Board Chair halley k harrisburg and Honorary Board Chair Laurie Tisch. Notable attendees included Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Giants' defensive end Justin... more »

Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) Celebrates Family Health, Early Childhood Education and Creativity

04/15/10

Honors Andrew S. Ackerman, Executive Director, for 20 Years of Service with Special Guest Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg   What: Gala to celebrate 20-year leadership of Andrew S. Ackerman as CMOM’s executive director, and his service to families throughout New York City in health, the arts, literacy and early childhood education. Tombola Wall, a European-style raffle of nearly 200 luxury items, donated by 40 of the city’s arts and cultural organizations as ... more »

Children's Museum of Manhattan to Host Festivals Showcasing the Best of the Arts Thru 4/3

03/31/10

The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is hosting the Best of the Arts Festival and the Best of the JAZZ Arts Festival showcasing New York City's finest in dance, performance art and jazz. The festivals feature lively performances by New Victory Theater, Ballet Hispanico, Garth Fagan Dance, and Dance! Out Loud with Jennifer Muller/The Works and WeBop presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festivals serve to make the arts accessible to children and help bring an appreciat... more »

Spare Times: For Children

01/14/10

By LAUREL GRAEBER New York Times ‘ADVENTURES WITH DORA AND DIEGO’ (Friday through Thursday) The young Latino stars of the Nickelodeon animated television series “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!” have taken their expeditions into new territory at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, whose exhibition has separate Dora and Diego environments, including Diego’s Animal Rescue Center and Dora’s Fiesta. Intended for ages ... more »

Children's Museum Of Manhattan To Honor Teens' Service On MLK Jr. Day

01/14/10

By: Shelley Goldberg NY1 VIDEO: To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Children's Museum of Manhattan is holding a "Make A Difference" program that includes arts and crafts, speakers and a special performance by the Harlem Gospel Choir. Six teenagers are also receiving the 2010 Raising Citizens Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award for their commitment to changing the world. Make a Difference January 16-18 Children's Museum of Manhattan 212 West 83rd Stree... more »

Time Out New York Kids: Weekend Picks

01/09/10

Inside activities rule this weekend. Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions for the whole family. Rory Halperin is their managing editor and is here with the details.   Get the video » more »

Time Out New York Kids: Weekend Picks

11/14/09

WCBS With not so great weather for at least part of the weekend, parents may be scrambling to find some stuff to do with the kids. Time Out New York Kids has some great suggestions. Roy Halperin, their managing editor, has more. more »

Museum & Sites Review: "Listen to the Wind: Artwork of Susan Roth" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

11/05/09

Time Out New York Kids Marvel at the breathtaking original collages from best-selling children's book. It’s necessary to begin with a disclosure: Unlike most of the installations at this Upper West Side tot spot, this exhibition is not interactive. But don't take that to mean it’s not engaging. On our visit, even the lure of nearby blocks and Tinkertoys didn’t stop curious kids from running over to examine the show’s colorful collages. The attraction... more »

Profiles in Caring: Bringing The Arts To The City's Littlest Museum-Goers

11/02/09

New York Family By Erika Thormahlen HALLEY K. HARRISBURG, Board Chair of the Children's Museum of Manhattan halley k. harrisburg's artistic savvy emerged early: As a child learning cursive, she so detested the look of a capital "H" she adopted the current all-lowercase spelling. "My parents were convinced when I was filling out college resume applications I would never get in," she remembers. "It's always been an aesthetic choice, and I stuck with ... more »

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius attends a news conference at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity

10/23/09

The Wall Street Journal NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebeliusattends a news conference at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity onOctober 23, 2009 in New York City. Sebelius, who attended the event with New York CityMayor Michael Bloomberg, spoke about the growing issues of obesity in school aged childrenin New York and the country. The museum is launching a pilot program in coordination withthe National Institutes of ... more »

Children's Museum Unveils Obesity Program

10/23/09

NY1 By: Kafi Drexel Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was at the Children's Museum in Manhattan on Thursday to unveil a program to combat childhood obesity. The museum is a recipient of more than $1 million in grant money for a three-year program that is meant to serve as a national example. It will be in addition to the health and nutrition programs the museum already offers. The funding will also go toward spearheading a national We Can initiative. ... more »

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a news conference at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity on October 23, 2009 in New York City

10/23/09

Daily News NEW YORK - OCTOBER 23: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a news conference at the Children's Museum of Manhattan on childhood obesity on October 23, 2009 in New York City. Bloomberg attended the event with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to highlight the growing issues of obesity in school aged children in New York and the country. The museum is launching a pilot program in coordination with the National Institutes of Health at th... more »

NY, LA children's museums will use arts to fight childhood obesity

10/23/09

NEW YORK (AP) - Museums in New York and New Orleans will use the arts to fight childhood obesity. The Children's Museum of Manhattan is launching a pilot program at the East Side House Settlement, a public housing facility in the Bronx. Then the Louisiana Children's Museum will follow suit. The National Institutes of Health is a partner. The project will be geared toward children ages 2 to 5 and their families. It will use art, music and storytelling to teach kids about g... more »

Gotham sites team up for kid-legit series

09/15/09

Variety By SAM THIELMAN Initiative to feature holiday specials, circus classes Kid-centric Gotham venue New Victory Theater has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan on an initiative called "The Play's the Thing," a yearlong series of programs introducing kids to legit. Series kicks off Saturday with a "New Vic Studio Sampler," featuring classes in circus basics by New Vic teachers. Also Saturday, Children's Museum teachers will lead a prog... more »

American Dream Quilt

07/03/09

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER The Declaration of Independence captured American ideals with words on paper. On Friday evening the artist Faith Ringgold will show children how to do the same with images on cloth. “We’re going to make an American Dream Quilt,” said Ms. Ringgold, whose own vibrant story quilts are in museum collections, including the Metropolitan’s and the Modern’s. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan she will lead... more »

Art & Museums: Wild rides

06/07/09

Time Out New York Kids By Leanne French Two new exhibits tap into the joys of fun parks. Before you empty your wallet at Playland or Six Flags this summer, teach your kids a thing or two about their stomach-churning amusements. Two local museums are featuring themepark exhibits, and both deliver head-spinning thrills along with subtly taught science lessons. The straightfowardly named "Amusement Park Science" can be found in the lower level of the Children's Mus... more »

Kids' Musician Laurie Berkner Plays Along With NY1

04/30/09

NY1 NY1 VIDEO: NY1 Parenting Correspondent Shelley Goldberg met up with children's musical artist Laurie Berkner at a special appearance at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Berkner will also play at a special benefit concert at the Children's Museum on Saturday, May 2 at 1 p.m. Visit www.cmom.org for tickets. more »

'Dear Mr. President'

01/16/09

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER You're never too young to have a political opinion. Just ask the Children's Museum of Manhattan, which recently initiated an unscientific study of the subject. In weekend workshops that began last Saturday, the museum has invited visitors to honor the presidential inauguration by writing to Barack Obama. The theme? Their hopes and concerns for the new administration. ''We designed it for kids 6 and above, but we don't have an age limit... more »

Chris Rock: My Girls Want a Playdate with Obama's Daughters

12/14/08

People By Ivory Jeff Clinton With Christmas around the corner, comic Chris Rock's daughters have a tall order on their wish list – a visit to the White House. "His girls are a little older than mine," said Rock about President-elect Barack Obama's daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. "My girls want a playdate. They look at the youngest and they're like, 'We can play with her, Daddy.' We'll see." While Rock works on making that happen, he made a wish... more »

NYC museum offers portion-size workshop

11/13/08

By KAREN MATTHEWS NEW YORK (AP) - A group of children attending a workshop on healthy portion sizes this week was given paper plates and art supplies and told to compose a meal of pretend food. Half of each plate was supposed to be devoted to fruits and vegetables, one-quarter to protein and one-quarter to starch. But it wasn't easy -- the kids had trouble thinking of a vegetable they liked. "I'm used to eating potato chips and stuff like that," said Cristina Ca... more »

Preschoolers learning healthy lesson at East Side House Settlement

11/03/08

Daily News | Bronx BY TANYANIKA SAMUELS Students at East Side House Settlement early childhood education program will be learning the ABC's of healthy eating habits. Some Bronx preschoolers and their parents soon will be learning the ABCs of staying healthy. The East Side House Settlement in Mott Haven has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan to add health education classes to the Bronx group's early childhood literacy program. "A sick child can't learn... more »

Admiral Steven Galson, Surgeon General and Laurie Tisch, Founder of the Children's Museum Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

11/02/08

Education Update By JUDITH AQUINO When seeking information on childhood obesity, a museum rarely comes to mind as a helpful resource. The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS) are changing that perception in a partnership with We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity and Nutrition) program. In recognition of their efforts to combat obesity, Acting Surgeon General Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., presen... more »

Healthy affair at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

10/30/08

New York Amsterdam News By MISANI Last Friday, the Acting Surgeon General, Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H., presented the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award to the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), for their efforts in helping to combat childhood obesity. Accepting the awards on behalf of their organizations were Andrew Ackerman, director of... more »

Dora y Diego llegan al CMOM

07/13/08

El Diario Adriana Troncoso/EFE La exposición de carácter interactiva atrae a pequeños de todos los idiomas El mundo de Dora la Exploradora y su primo Diego, dos personajes infantiles hispanos de dibujos animados, se ha plasmado en una exposición inspirada en sus series televisivas que se puede visitar en el Museo de los Niños de Manhattan (CMOM) hasta el año 2010. “Las aventuras de Dora y Diego” es la primera mues... more »

A-DORA-BLE!

05/31/08

New York Post By LISA MARSH That's the rallying cry these days at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, which recently revamped its "Dora the Explorer" exhibit, turning it into the bigger "Adventures with Dora and Diego." In a word, it's heaven - at least as far as my nearly 3-year-old daughter is concerned. "I am an animal rescuer!" cried Lillian, returning a stuffed Capuchin monkey to its cubby, feeding it and then checking an X-ray of its ske... more »

Fiesta time

05/25/08

The Star-Ledger The Children's Museum of Manhattan has opened "Adventures with Dora and Diego," a new permanent exhibit replacing its former Dora the Explorer exhibit. The bilingual exhibit uses various interactive elements to help educate young visitors about Latino culture, science and animal facts. Kids can visit Dora's house, a fiesta and Diego's animal rescue and care center. There is also a tropical rain forest. The multisensory exhibit is composed of two Do... more »

Press Release: Adventures with Dora and Diego Opening

04/11/08

Children's Museum of Manhattan to Premiere New "Adventures with Dora and Diego" Interactive Exhibition on May 20 Inspired by Award-Winning Nickelodeon Preschool Series Go, Diego, Go! and Dora the Explorer New Multi-Sensory Exhibit Transports Kids to Dora's House and Diego's Animal Habitats and Provides Learning Opportunities About Latino Culture, Preschool Science and Animal Facts NEW YORK - April 11, 2008 – On May 20 the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM... more »

Greece is the word

05/26/07

New York Post By ELLEN R. SHAPIRO A Poseidon adventure & more at museum journey to ancient times If your kids' idea of an odyssey is transferring from the 6 train to the F train, or if the name Homer has them channel-surfing for "The Simpsons," the new, $2 million exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan has a pantheon of ancient Greek gods to answer your prayers. "Gods, Myths and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece" - put together with help from... more »

A Voyage to Olympus for Young Mortals

05/23/07

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER The Cyclops, hairy and forbidding, arrived last week. Aristotle, literally a talking head, took his place early this month. The Trojan horse, 13 feet tall, came in April. But Odysseus — the voyaging warrior and undisputed hero of this scene — won’t make his grand entrance until Friday. That’s because Odysseus is your child, or your neighbor’s child, or any other mortal visiting an exhibition that opens that... more »

Press Release: Gods, Myths and Mortals Opening

02/14/07

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) Launches National Interactive Exhibition, to Explore the Legacy of Ancient Greece Hi-Tech Educational Exhibition Created by CMOM with an International Panel of Scholars and Scientists, Features Exclusive Presentation of the Antikythera Mechanism, Known as the “World’s First Computer” New York, NY, February 14, 2007 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), New York City’s leading cultural ins... more »

Press Release: CMOM Collaborates To Exclusively Present New Model of “World’s First Computer”

12/01/06

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) Collaborates with International Research Group To Exclusively Present New Model of “World’s First Computer” Antikythera Mechanism to American Children CMOM Announces Plans for National Exhibition and Educational Project on Ancient Greece New York, NY, December 1, 2006 – A team of top European scientists, collectively comprising the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, today announced its exclusive partn... more »

Forget flashcards, let's play!

09/21/06

By Stacy A. Teicher | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor PlayWorks, a new wing at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, emphasizes discovery over right answers. NEW YORK – Behind the steering wheel of a boxy blue bus, 3-year-old Nova Robbins takes the lead: "Everyone - let's go!" she shouts. Instead of passengers, she'll have to settle for a few back-seat drivers: This bus was built with multiple steering wheels so toddlers wouldn't have to wait to ... more »

At Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Exploring the Serious Work That Is Play

08/08/06

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER How old would you expect your children to be before you took them to a museum for a first look at the “Mona Lisa”? The answer may soon be as young as 2 or 3. And it will not require flying to Paris. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan plans to feature a reproduction of the “Mona Lisa” — along with a cave painting, an Egyptian painting, a Jackson Pollock and other significant artworks — on a wal... more »

Press Release: PlayWorks™ Opening

07/01/06

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Interactive PlayWorks™ Exhibit Focused on Early Childhood Learning PlayWorks™, a 4,000 Square Foot Exhibition for Children from Infancy to Four-Years-Old, Premieres in September 2006; Opening Marks Launch of National Family Play & Learning Initiative New York (July 2006) The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), New York City’s leading cultural institution dedicated to kids and... more »

The World of Warhol (Children Are Welcome)

11/25/05

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER For children under 12, Andy Warhol may never have been famous - not even for 15 minutes. But young visitors to the Children's Museum of Manhattan are likely to form a more lasting impression of him now, thanks to "The Art of Andy Warhol," a new exhibition that allows them not only to explore Warhol's work but also to imitate it. "We're interested in using technology in conjunction with creativity," said Andrew S. Ac... more »

Andy is dandy - Pop goes the easel at a Warhol show for kids

11/15/05

New York Post By BILLY HELLER As kids' icons go, most of the ones on exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan are no-brainers. Dr. Seuss: He's got juice. Charlie Brown: We're down. An aardvark named Arthur: Need we go farther? But ... Andy Warhol, that legendary New York night-life denizen, Studio 54 partygoer, avant-garde filmmaker? Yep. The white-haired, pasty-faced one gets the CMoM treatment in "The Art of Andy Warhol," which opens today. "Andy w... more »

Manhattan museum invites kids to share the adventures of Nickelodeon's Latina superstar

12/10/04

NEWSDAY, PART 2 BY STEPHEN WILLIAMS One modern, high-tech method to judge the extent of one's fame is via eBay. Just the other day on the Web site, 4,841items were listed under "Dora the Explorer." Now, it's nice that a Dora the Explorer Tooth Fairy pillow was available ($7.50), along with a Dora the Explorer Talking Dollhouse ($24.98) and a "We Did It!" singing-dancing doll (about $20). But this week, the animated Latina star of her own kids' cartoon ... more »

Dr. Seuss: Unshlumping in a City Near You

07/05/04

Newsweek By Elise Soukup An electrical engineer, two industrial designers and a sculptor recently huddled around an odd-looking machine. A lot was riding on the success of this never-before-seen invention. The mood was tense as they pressed a series of buttons and the contraption sputtered to life. Each held his breath: Have we done it? they wondered. Have we unshlumped the shlumping Borfin? This isn't a scene from a movie--it was a real-life test at the Children's Museum ... more »

It's Dr. Seuss's Birthday, Kids, and He's Here to Celebrate

07/02/04

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER A bizarre-looking vehicle recently drew slack-jawed stares from the normally jaded Manhattanites on West 83rd Street. Occupying a flat-bed delivery truck, it looked like a white and neon-red locomotive, but with so many crumples and curves that it resembled melted marzipan. This was part of a train, all right, but not one that had ever chugged into New York, except in young imaginations. It was the locomotive from Dr. Seuss's ''Gre... more »

Please touch

10/01/03

Town & Country Looking to attract new audiences and engage kids of all ages, museums are reinventing themselves in wonderfully creative ways. Here’s what kids find boring about art museums: being dragged from picture to picture while their parents labor over everyone. Here’s what kids think would be fun: actually playing with objects. Children’s museums have long known this, and art museums are starting to wise up, too. In the face of decreasing touris... more »

Drawing the Animals, two by two

08/01/03

New York Daily News Mila Andre The Children’s Museum of Manhattan at 212 West 83rd Street is presenting a special exhibit “Travels with Ted and Betsy Lewin”, that features ore than 60 illustrations from such well known children’s books as “Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type” (with Betsy’s whimsical drawings, such as the one displayed below), “Dumpy La Rue,” “People the Lamplighter” and “What’s the M... more »

Children's museum invites youngsters to step inside contemporary art

12/01/02

By TARA BURGHART, Associated Press NEW YORK — It's a museum guard's worst nightmare: children plucking heads off sculptures, placing their palms on paintings and moving around the artists' works. But with a new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, meant to introduce children to art and the creative process, such behavior is encouraged. In "Art Inside Out," children can "step into" 70 original works and 40 interactive stations by three co... more »

A Journey Into Art

11/08/02

The New York Times By LAUREL GRAEBER It's not unusual to see a guard at the entrance to a museum show. It is unusual, though, for that guard to be a Weimaraner in uniform. Then again, nothing is ordinary about "Art Inside Out" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The canine official, a lifesize photo cutout by William Wegman, is one element of this huge new show, whose installations by Elizabeth Murray, Fred Wilson and Mr. Wegman were designed to take children ... more »

Art Gets Canine For Kids

11/06/02

Clare Henry talks to the team behind the children's exhibition 'Art Inside Out' By CLARE HENRY Children and animals are always a winning combination and the re are plenty of both at New York's groundbreaking Dollars 750,000 exhibition, Art Inside Out. The dogs are by photographer William Wegman, one of three artists who have accepted the Children's Museum of Manhattan's invitation not only to exhibit but be closely involved in a show. Wegman is famous for his photographs o... more »

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Messy With Art, 10:00am

5 & younger
Explore new textures and techniques as we use art materials in unusual ways!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

3D Pocket Sized Monster Maker , 11:00am

6 & older

Create a 3D Pocket Sized Monster Mascot to train and join you on adventures. You’ll find inspiration from mascots and characters found throughout Japan designed to represent parks, airports, TV stations, historical landmarks and even entire cities. 

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall

3D Pocket Sized Monster Maker , 12:00pm

6 & older

Create a 3D Pocket Sized Monster Mascot to train and join you on adventures. You’ll find inspiration from mascots and characters found throughout Japan designed to represent parks, airports, TV stations, historical landmarks and even entire cities. 

Urban Garden, 1:00pm

5 & younger
Create your own garden to take home as you learn about how plants. Learn to grow your own food!
 

Japanese expert Chef Hideyo Yamada , 2:00pm

6 & older
Meet Japanese expert Chef Hideyo Yamada and explore healthy Japanese recipes. 
Tastings provided! 
 

S.T.E.A.M Lab, 3:00pm

5 & younger
Watch things fizz, tinker with some toys and explore other experiments inspired by Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math!
 

Japanese expert Chef Hideyo Yamada , 3:30pm

6 & older
Meet Japanese expert Chef Hideyo Yamada and explore healthy Japanese recipes. 
Tastings provided! 
 

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 

Full Calendar