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2013 News

Children’s Museum, NYCHA Create East Harlem Early Learning Hub

12/20/13

DNAinfo New York by JEFF MAYS HARLEM—As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio focuses on early childhood learning as one of his administration's top priorities, the Children's Museum of Manhattan has partnered with Union Settlement and the New York City Housing Authority to create an early childhood "hub" at Johnson Houses in East Harlem that they feel can be a citywide and national model for leveling the playing field for low-income children. Using the... more »

NYC children’s museum plans Super Bowl exhibition

12/05/13

Associated Press NEW YORK — The Children's Museum of Manhattan has a special Super Bowl exhibition opening in January. It's called "You Make the Call: Learn To Be An NFL Official." The interactive exhibition will take visitors behind-the-scenes of NFL officiating. It runs from Jan. 8 to Feb. 28. It includes a "You Make the Call" booth. It's a stylized rendition of the sideline instant replay systems used by NFL officials. ... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the National Football League Announce the Opening of “You Make the Call: Learn to be An NFL Official”

12/05/13

New Interactive Experience Which Celebrates Super Bowl XLVIII and Kicks Off in January, Offers Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at NFL Officiating New York, NY – December 5, 2013 – To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII coming to MetLife Stadium and the New York/New Jersey area, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and the National Football League (NFL) announced today the opening of You Make the Call: Learn to be An NFL Official, a new interactive experience th... more »

Crayons Down. Now Dig Into That Healthful Parfait.

11/14/13

N.Y./Region By WINNIE HU Anti-Obesity Initiative Teaches Under-5 Set How to Love Fruits and Vegetables The 22 children in a Head Start class in East Harlem shopped for plastic carrots and tomatoes at their own version of a New York City green cart, counted backward from five with a picture of blueberries, and jumped up and down to a song about bananas. But when it came time to twist and shape clay into their favorite fruits and veggies, Laure... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Launches Early Childhood Health Curriculum Approved by the National Institutes of Health

11/13/13

LET'S MOVE BLOG, Posted by Susan Hildreth, Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services on November 12, 2013 The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the federal agency that supports the nation’s libraries and museums. The agency manages Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. On Friday I was thrilled to join Sam Kass at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) for the launch of EatPlayGrow™, a new early childhood educational curricu... more »

For Universal Pre-K

11/11/13

The Opinion Pages | November 12, 2013 LETTER | Re “Oklahoma! Where the Kids Learn Early” (column, Nov. 10): Nicholas D. Kristof describes compelling evidence of how early experience with language contributes to long-term academic and economic achievement. We applaud his call for universal pre-K programs to help all children capitalize on their potential. Research conducted through a partnership between New York University and the Children’s Museum ... more »

PRES RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan and National Institutes of Health Collaborate on a New Early Childhood Health Curriculum and Announce a National Dissemination Network

11/08/13

Five Research Studies Demonstrate How the Innovative Public-Private Partnership Creates Healthier Family Habits New York, NY and Washington, DC (November 8, 2013)—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the release of EatPlayGrow™ (EPG), a new educational curriculum, designed to keep children healthy through creative strategies developed specifically for families with very young children. Publ... more »

The Grinch's Holiday Workshop

10/28/13

NYMetroParents To enter into The Grinch's Holiday Workshop is to be transported into the pages of Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday tale, in which a grumpy Grinch, determined to ruin Christmas for the town of Who-ville, learns that generosity and the holiday spirit are not tied to gifts. With gallery walls draped in scenes from the book, including Cindy-Lou at the Who-ville holiday feast where the transformed Grinch carves the "roast beast," the interactive exhibit... more »

“The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop” Features an Indoor “Ice” Skating Rink

10/25/13

Event Setter  New Interactive Exhibit Immerses Children in the World of Dr. Seuss’ Classic Holiday Tale Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max, the “Mean One” himself, The Grinch, and the rest of the residents of Who-ville will come to life at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in the new interactive experience The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop which opens October 25 and runs through December 31. CMOM is located at 212 West 83rd Street (... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Host THE GRINCH’S HOLIDAY WORKSHOP, 10/25 – 12/31

10/18/13

by BWW NEWS DESK  Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max, the "Mean One" himself, The Grinch, and the rest of the residents of Who-ville will come to life at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in the new interactive experience The Grinch's Holiday Workshopwhich opens October 25 and runs through December 31. CMOM is located at 212 West 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY. Based on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Chri... more »

Paint the Town, Red

09/01/13

ARTNews Art Talk By STEPHANIE STRASNICK “If you ever saw Francis Bacon’s studio, it was a world-class disaster,” says Red Grooms. “It was quite a mess.” To accurately depict that disorder in his sculptural Portrait of Francis Bacon (1990), Grooms collected a miscellany of used art supplies and other well-worn objects from his own studio and included them in the piece, portraying Bacon—legs crossed, hands clasped—right in th... more »

PRESS RELEASE: White House Selects Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Leslie Bushara as a “Champion Of Change”

06/10/13

Program Honors Individuals Working at Grass Roots Level to Affect Change Through Education and Innovation NEW YORK, NY, June 10, 2013   The White House announced today that Leslie Bushara of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan has been selected as a “Champion of Change,” a challenge from President Barack Obama encouraging everyday Americans to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world.” As a “Ch... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Summer Programs

06/05/13

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan's Executive Director Andrew Ackerman talks about the museum's upcoming summer programs and how children and parents can get involved. Interview by Roseanne Colletti. View »   more »

PRESS RELEASE: Catch the Spirit of New York this Summer at CMOM

05/02/13

Experience NYC’s Frenetic Energy Through the Work of Artist Red Grooms, Ride High with the NYPD’s “10-Foot Cops,” and Cool Off in City Splash, CMOM’s Innovative Urban Environmental Center! New York, NY, This summer, make CMOM your family’s first stop in the Big Apple. At CMOM, you’ll see New York City in a variety of ways: Through the eyes of the NYPD and their “10-Foot Cops” mounted unit; the artist Red Grooms&rsqu... more »

PRESS RELEASE: CMOM Announces a New Exhibition of Red Grooms

05/01/13

Works of New York-based Artist Evoke Sight, Sounds and Energy of City Life New York, NY – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced today the opening of an exhibition of the works of New York-based artist, Red Grooms. Grooms’ prolific career and work as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker and theater designer provides children and families with a view into the artistic process—from inspiration, conception and vision to the act of ... more »

10-Foot Cops

04/18/13

Spare Times for Children for April 19-25 By LAUREL GRAEBER The prospect of meeting police officers 10 feet tall might make you think of science-fiction robocops or the alien law enforcers in the “Star Wars” films. But all the officers in the museum show “10-Foot Cops” are fully human; it’s their partners who aren’t. These critical team members, some with evocative names like Alarm, Beacon and Shield, are horses. The police s... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan Opens 10-Foot Cops

01/08/13

Partnering with Hurricane-Damaged NYC Police Museum, CMOM Hosts a Historical Look at New York City’s Mounted Police   New York, NY, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announced the opening of 10-Foot Cops: The NYPD's Mounted Unit, a glimpse into the history and daily lives of officers from New York City’s Mounted Police Force.  Opening January 26 and running through May 27, the exhibit is on loan from the New York City Police Mus... more »

News and Press

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