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2015 News

Kids Ring In New Year Early At Children’s Museum Of Manhattan

12/31/15

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some kids are getting a head start on their New Year’s celebration. Children got to start the new year off with some fun and creativity at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side. As the museum’s glittering New Year’s Eve ball came down, children told CBS2’s Meg Baker their wish for 2016. “I hope it’s going to be a good year,” one child said. “To be happy,” a... more »

New York Minute: The Ball Drop Test

12/28/15

Fox 5 New York Minute 3, 2 ,1 . . . Happy New Year! Kids at the Childrens Museum of Manhattan got to ring in the New Year a little early today . . . View video » more »

Homeless families visit Children’s Museum of Manhattan

11/24/15

By LIZ DAHLEM Homeless families enjoyed a special day at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. A small group of moms and their children came to a room at the museum, a place to learn, a place to grow, and it's safe. The mothers are all homeless and live with their kids at a shelter just a few blocks away. The visit starts with arts and crafts. The mothers sit side by side with a social worker and talk about their week. The children come to learn and have one on one... more »

Ambassador Lodhi calls for understanding among world cultures at an art exhibit

11/11/15

Business Recorder Posted by Parvez Jabri NEW YORK: A preview of an upcoming major educational exhibition exploring the diversity of Muslim cultures drew a large number of art lovers and diplomats to the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, which hosted the impressive event. Displays of art, ceramics and other forms of cultural expression from Pakistan and other Muslim countries were on view. “America to Zanzibar” exhibition, set to take place in February... more »

Excited Mets fans of all sizes are set to cheer on their team Tuesday night.

10/20/15

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) As CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez reported, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is teaching the littlest New Yorkers how to root for their favorite team — and right now, that’s the Mets. View video » “Go Mets!” said Lucy Gold, a little girl from the Upper West Side. “Mets fans are little people, too — and they’re boys and they’re girls and they’re grandparents,” said Andy ... more »

Offering Teen Moms Tools for Lasting, Meaningful Change

10/19/15

By Andy Ackerman, Executive Director of the Children's Museum of Manhattan The Holy Grail of cultural institutions is impact. Are we providing our visitors with experiences sufficiently transformative to offer them positive, lasting change? I got my answer at a recent press conference to celebrate our 16th annual publication of poetry and stories by homeless mothers, Hope Came Here. Observing the composed, articulate women on either side of New York City's First L... more »

NYC first lady helps museum celebrate homeless women's poems

10/14/15

NEW YORK (AP) — The Children's Museum of Manhattan is publishing poems by homeless women who participate in the museum's shelter program for mothers and children. New York City first Lady Chirlane McCray helped celebrate the 16th annual publication of poetry by women from Homes for the Homeless on Wednesday. McCray wrote the forward for the poetry collection, titled "Hope Came Here." She said each poem represents "a triumph of courage over fear.... more »

New exhibit at Children's Museum of Manhattan shows NYC through a toddler's eyes.

10/09/15

Ever wonder what New York looks like through a toddler's eyes? A brand new interactive experience at the children's Museum of Manhattan is giving visitors just that. PIX 11's Lisa Mateo takes us on a tour with some very cute guides. View video » For more information on the NYC & Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple view » more »

NYC & Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple

09/25/15

The New York Times: Spare Times BY Laurel Graber (Through Jan. 18) There’s one place where little citizens can safely run loose on the streets of New York: the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. This new interactive 3,000-square-foot gallery is a city microcosm for small visitors, allowing them to pretend to be taxi drivers, bus drivers, construction workers, street performers and, most impressively, the mayor. Activities include directing traffic, erecting a skys... more »

NYC Public Schools Close to Observe Muslim Holiday for First Time

09/24/15

BY Ben Chapman, Lisa L. Colangelo Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city has to understand and respect everyone's religion. City schools boss Carmen Fariña joined elected officials and Muslim leaders Thursday to mark the first time public schools were closed for the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. City officials changed the school calendar in March to recognize the holiday, observed by 1 million Muslims across the city. In her speech at the Childre... more »

New York City Public Schools Close For Muslim Holy Day For First Time

09/24/15

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City public schools were closed Thursday in observance of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. This was the first time the school system that serves 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced public schools would close to observe the Muslim holy days of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The decision made New York City the largest the largest school district in the nation to recognize t... more »

Co-op City Children's Shelter Turns into Learning Hub

09/23/15

News 12 the Bronx A group of children at a shelter in Co-op City are learning how food and art can be fun thanks to the Children's Museum of Manhattan. View video » more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Brings Free Educational Classes to Homeless Kids

09/03/15

Children's Museum of Manhattan is bringing education program to kids who live in the city’s family shelters By Clodagh McGowan Jamaica Queens View video » more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children’s Museum of Manhattan Announces Opening of “NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple”

08/04/15

New Interactive Gallery Puts Children in the Center of the Hustle and Bustle of NYC’s Urban Landscape NYC + ME also launches CMOM’s “Gateway to the Arts” NEW YORK, NY – Only in New York, kids! The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of NYC + Me: A Little Bite of the Big Apple, a new interactive gallery that captures the quintessential sights, sounds, flavors and spirit of New York. In this immersive exper... more »

Outside Water Exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

07/28/15

WCBS-TV Critical Mention The place for children to beat the heat this summer is at the Children's Museum of Manhattan located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The City Splash outdoor water exhibit is a cool place for kids to learn about the environment. View video » more »

Parenting: Where To Go 7/24/15

07/24/15

  NY1 Parenting Correspondent Shelley Goldberg recommends some places to go with parenting news you can use.   View video »     more »

“Shake Rattle and Roll”

07/23/15

Thirteen/WNET NYC-ARTS Full Episode: July 23, 2015 Christina Ha reports on the arts and culture news including CMOM’s Frolic! exhibit. View video »   more »

5 Best Summer Activities For Kids In NYC

06/29/15

By Carly Petrone. There’s a lot going on at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan this summer! Stop by and check out Frolic!, a new interactive rock ‘n’ roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement, and imaginative play experiences that support emotional and physical development. Kids can enjoy a replica of a paint-splattered 1970’s Volkswagen minivan, a Rolling Stones-inspired tongue slide, a mini-... more »

The rockin’ new joint where toddlers can move like Jagger

06/20/15

By MACKENZIE DAWSON An expectant crowd waits in the lobby, ready to stream in and take their places before the rock concert starts. There are no seats at this gig — it’s standing/sitting-room only. “OK, WHO KNOWS THEIR ABCs?” someone shouts. Hardly the usual question asked of concertgoers, but then, this group is composed of toddlers and their parents and caretakers. Sure, they’re ready to rock — but first, shoes off, juice boxes out an... more »

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06/08/15

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Playspace Lets Kids Rock Out

06/05/15

'Frolic,' a new playspace at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, lets babies and toddlers find their inner-rock stars. »   more »

PRESS RELEASE: Children's Museum of Manhattan Announces Opening of "Frolic!" Rock 'n' Roll-themed Pop-up Play Space Focused on Early Chilhood Learning

05/11/15

Rockin’ New Interactive Tot Spot Designed Exclusively for Children Five and Under and Their Parents Features Daily Programs, Live Performances and Hands-on Music Education Workshops New York, NY – May 11, 2015 Rock on, kids! The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of Frolic! a new interactive rock ‘n’ roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement and imaginative play ex... more »

New York City Museums Offer Growing Number of STEM Education Programs for Children

02/02/15

By MERAL AGIS From the New York Transit Museum's 'Get Kinetic!' workshop to the Brooklyn Historical Society's educational series with the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a growing number of city museums are offering hands-on learning for children. The STEM-focused programming emphasizes the basics of science, technology, engineering and math. For an hour on Saturday afternoon, Emily Raimist and her sister Victoria were engineering superstars. With speed and determin... more »

Spare Times for Children for Jan. 30-Feb. 5

01/29/15

‘Hello From Japan!’ By LAUREL GRAEBER Poor Godzilla. He didn’t make the cut. “Hello From Japan!,” the latest exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, crams a lot of culture into one room. While it doesn’t include movie monsters — perhaps too scary? — it has other fanciful Japanese creatures: dragons, beckoning white cats (they’re good luck) and yuru-kyara, odd mascots representing places, sports teams, b... more »

Children's Museum Offers Kids Glimpse at Life in Japan

01/16/15

New York 1 by TARA LYNN WAGNER View video » Japan may be half way around the world, but a new exhibit in Manhattan is bringing the country's culture to city kids. NY1's Tara Lynn Wagner filed this report. Consider it a trip to Japan without the long flight. A bright and bubbly new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan is called Hello from Japan! Having already explored Greece and China in their culture series, museum officials thought Jap... more »

PRESS RELEASE: Hello from Japan! A New Exhibition and Program Series, Opens Today at The Children's Museum of Manhattan

01/16/15

Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOMNew York, NY – January 16, 2015 – The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of Hello from Japan!, an interactive traveling exhibit that will transport families to a present-day setting in Tokyo. The multimedia exhibit and program series will run through May 17, 2015. The 1,500-square-foot exhibition, funded by The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhi... more »

MEDIA ADVISORY: Children’s Museum of Manhattan to Celebrate Opening of Hello from Japan! at CMOM on January 15

01/14/15

New Interactive Exhibit Transports Families to a Present-Day Setting in Tokyo, Hello from Japan! is the Third in a Series of Major Cultural Exhibitions by CMOM The Children’s Museum of Manhattan will celebrate the opening of Hello from Japan!, a new interactive exhibit that enables families to experience and learn about Tokyo’s vibrant culture and present-day life in Japan, on Thursday, January 15 from 10am-noon at CMOM (212 West 83rd Street). The multimedia e... 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! 

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