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2012 News

Healthy Cooking for Children

12/17/12

WNYC on The Leonard Lopate Show CMOM's Leslie Bushara discusses healthy cooking with kids - during the holidays and year 'round. Listen » more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

12/05/12

December 2012 Culture Spot by ANNIE BERGEN For almost 40 years, the Children's Museum of Manhattan has been a go-to location for families to learn, play and grow together. Five fun-filled floors beckon youngsters to distinct interactive experiences dedicated to early-childhood education, creativity in the arts, healthy lifestyles and the exploration of world culture. In celebration of this valuable resource, NYC & Company has named the Children&... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan

12/05/12

December 2012 Culture Spot by ANNIE BERGEN For almost 40 years, the Children's Museum of Manhattan has been a go-to location for families to learn, play and grow together. Five fun-filled floors beckon youngsters to distinct interactive experiences dedicated to early-childhood education, creativity in the arts, healthy lifestyles and the exploration of world culture. In celebration of this valuable resource, NYC & Company has named the Chil... more »

The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop

11/29/12

Spare Times for Children for Nov. 30-Dec. 6 By LAUREL GRAEBER Although it may seem sacrilegious to criticize Dr. Seuss, his book title “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” is a misnomer. The Grinch’s plot doesn’t succeed because the holiday can’t be stolen, at least not in Who-ville, where Christmas focuses on giving, not getting. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has recreated that fictional town, and its spirit, in The G... more »

PRESS RELEASE: The James Beard Foundation and Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announce New Line-Up for its Family Chef Series

11/15/12

Popular Healthy Cooking Demonstrations with Renowned Chefs Returns for a Second Year New York, NY – The James Beard Foundation, America’s foremost nonprofit culinary arts organization, announced today it is extending its partnership with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) to produce high quality programming at the museum for families interested in healthy cooking. The program, which is entering its second year, features chefs partnered with the... more »

After Sandy: Mitigating Anxiety In Children

11/06/12

Practical Ideas From The Executive Director Of The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) BY ANDREW ACKERMAN Editor's Note: Whether your day-to-day life was destroyed by Sandy or merely inconvenienced, there may be some lingering anxiety (to say the least) among adults and children alike. Andrew Ackerman, the Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), gave us some practical advice for how parents can help their childr... more »

Sandy Update + Still at Home with the Kids

10/31/12

WNYC on The Leonard Lopate Show CMOM's Leslie Bushara discusses what you can do with kids during Hurricane Sandy. Listen »   more »

Stuck Inside with Children

10/29/12

WNYC on The Leonard Lopate Show CMOM's Leslie Bushara discusses what you can do with kids during Hurricane Sandy. Listen »   more »

PRESS RELEASE: UMIGO (you make it go) Sets the Bar as the First Transmedia Property of its Kind to Help Kids Build Math Skills

10/08/12

Parliament Funkadelic Legend Bootsy Collins Joins UMIGO Outreach Partners to Announce Free UMIGO Programs for Kids in 10 Markets Across the U.S. UMIGO is funded by a Ready to Learn Initiative from the U.S. Department of Education. LOS ANGELES, CA  — DHX Media’s W!LDBRAIN Entertainment, together with outreach partners Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), WTTW Chicago Public Media and research firm Michael Cohen Group, have introduced UMIGO, ... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces Partnership with the American-Israel Cultural Foundation

10/01/12

NEW YORK, NY  – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today a partnership with the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF), Israel’s longstanding arts organization devoted to the development and funding of many of that country’s largest cultural institutions.  As part of the partnership, CMOM will host three Fall performances, including theatrical storytelling, puppetry, film, and jazz. “The world of our children ... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces Opening of “The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop”

09/12/12

From a Grinchy Green Halloween to Christmas and New Year’s in Who-Ville, Families Learn Together and Discover Ways to Give Back NEW YORK, NY – Join Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max and the “Mean One” himself, The Grinch, atthe Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) for a new interactive experience, The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop, inspired byDr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! In partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises a... more »

NYC Design Studio

08/17/12

Spare Times for Children for Aug. 17-23 By LAUREL GRAEBER If you want to get blank stares from children under 10, just ask them if they want to be milliners when they grow up. Or textile designers. They won’t be puzzled by the strange words alone. The world, and especially New York, offers careers seldom seen in children’s books and television shows. And you rarely encounter them in young people’s museums. But now you can, at least lo... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum Of Manhattan Receives $50,000 Grant From Walmart To Help Scale EatSleepPlay™ Early Childhood Health Initiative

07/31/12

Museum to Explore Most Effective Model for Expansion and Replication in New York City and Regionally NEW YORK, NY – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today that it received a $50,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s New York State Giving Program. The grant will provide support for CMOM to develop a replicable model for its EatSleepPlay™early childhood health initiative, designed to help young children, their families and caregiv... more »

Getting Crafty: The NYC Design Studio Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

07/11/12

Target A BULLSEYE VIEW A hidden gem among New York City’s look-but-don’t-touch museums in the city is the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. And this month’s focus: the NYC Design Studio, a hands-on installation that creates an imaginative workspace for children to express their own artistic style. Tweens and teens have the opportunity to design in four categories: architecture, interior décor, theatrical set design and fashion. But we&rsquo... more »

A Summer Must - The Design Studio at CMOM

07/06/12

DwellStudio — The Studio Blog By CHRISTIANE LEMIEUX One of my favorite museums in the city—the Children’s Museum of Manhattan—recently opened its new Design Studio! I love supporting CMOM and their commitment to engaging little ones through arts education. I'm always interested in helping in any way I can, so when the curators at CMOM asked me to be a part of this new exhibition, I jumped at the opportunity. It’s so important to in... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Summer Sizzles at The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

06/05/12

Build Skyscrapers in the NYC Design Studio, Play With Björk’s “Biophilia” iPad App and Explore Math Concepts Through New Video, Music and Game Products NEW YORK, NY – This summer, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) taps into the creative spark that exists in all children – the sweet spot where imagination and adventure meet! Whether you’re a Native New Yorker or visiting the City on vacation, CMOM offers children an... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Recording Artist Björk Partners with New York Public Library and Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Launch a New Educational Programming Series

05/22/12

Free Programs for Kids Inspired by Singer’s Latest Work Biophilia Uses Interactive App To Foster Learning Through Music NEW YORK, NY – The New York Public Library and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will announce today a partnership with Icelandic recording artist Björk to produce educational programming and a curriculum based on Biophilia, the musician’s latest work, which the New York Times described “among the most creative, inn... more »

PRESS RELEASE: CMOM Announces Inaugural Laurie M. Tisch Award Honorees

05/01/12

Artist Sarah Sze and Physicia n/Author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee to Receive Honor at Gala Event on May 21 NEW YORK, NY – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today that artist Sarah Sze and physician and author, Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee will receive the inaugural Laurie M. Tisch Award at the Museum’s biennal fundraiser. The event, which takes place on the evening of Monday, May 21, will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan a... more »

PRESS RELEASE: CMOM Names Learning Resources® As Recipient of Inagural Corporate Leadership Award

04/23/12

Selection Highlights Shared Educational Values and Approaches to Help All Children NEW YORK, NY – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today the selection of Learning Resources, Inc. as the recipient of its inaugural Corporate Leadership Award. The Illinois-based company is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational toys used in homes, classrooms and museums around the world. Their products engage each child to strive toward t... more »

Bringing—and Expanding—the ‘Best of the Arts’

03/15/12

The Wall Street Journal NY CULTURE  By MELANIE GRAYCE WEST Like any parent, Halley K. Harrisburg wants to instill a sense of wonder and curiosity in her daughters. She feels that one way to engage is through art and she's working to help more families experience the fine arts through the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Supporting the Children's Museum, known as CMOM, is a natural extension of what is basically the family business for Ms. Har... more »

Obesity and Other Targets of Children’s Museums

03/15/12

The New York Times By ROBIN POGREBIN CHILDREN'S museums do not usually have exhibitions that involve crawling through a giant digestive system. A child exits a maze designed to explain the function of the intestines in the digestive process. But such an installation — along with a play center where visitors learn the power of pedaling, bouncing and jumping and a place to meet superpowered vegetable heroes — is part of a larger effort by ... more »

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Save the Date!
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