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2014 News

Children's Museum to Showcase Harlem's Role in Jazz

03/17/14

By Felicia R. Lee, New York Times ArtsBeat Blog Jazz – its history, its talents, its sounds – is the subject of a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan that will run May 23 through Oct. 19, in partnership with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. “Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street” is an interactive, multimedia exhibition that will make use of jazz artifacts, music education workshops and live performances each day. ... more »

Children Learn to be NFL Referees

01/16/14

NYC Dads Group By Jason Greene | NYC Dads Group Contributor My children usually have the unfortunate task of sitting next to me during sporting events. I say this because I am passionate about my sports, and my kids love to impersonate my irrational behavior when I watch my teams play. I jump, yell, and even, on occasion, dance. All to the laughter of the tiny people that sit around me. Sometimes, I even get mad. Those moments of anger are usually directed at an officia... more »

Children’s Museum of Manhattan's 'You Make the Call' exhibit a hit with kids

01/11/14

NFL referee Ed Hochuli signals a touchdown here, but at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, kids get to make the call. The only thing missing from the “You Make the Call” exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan is the booing. “We hear booing a lot,” NFL VP of officiating Dean Bladino joked at the opening of the exhibit on Thursday. Actually, there was a lot of laughter at the grand opening, with kids from P.S. 198 getting the fi... more »

New exhibit teaches kids about NFL referees

01/09/14

By Kemberly Richardson, News Team Eyewitness News NEW YORK (WABC) — Ever wonder what it would be life to be a ref in the NFL? Now kids can find out, and learn more secrets of the NFL at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. View video » At their newest exhibit, kids call all the big shots. This is the real deal: you can actually step into a booth like the ones officials use on the sidelines, when reviewing questionable plays. There's an obstacle co... more »

NFL Officials Exhibit Goes Beyond The Whistle

01/09/14

Super Bowl referees are the focus at the "You Make the Call" exhibit at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report. View video » NFL referees can sometimes feel like the forgotten people on the field. But as some kids in Manhattan recently learned, without them there's no game. "That gets lost sometimes, especially for kids, they see the two teams but without the officials you can't play ... more »

Sneak a peek at CMOM's Super Bowl–centric exhibition

01/09/14

By Hannah Doolin Check out photos from "You Make the Call: Learn to Be an NFL Official," CMOM’s new exhibit running January 9–February 28."You Make the Call: Learn to Be an NFL Official" at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. View more photos » A brand-new exhibition at the Children's Museum of Manhattan is set to get football fanatics of all ages stoked for Super Bowl XLVIII, and Time Out Kids dropped in for the pr... more »

NYC Attractions Beckon Super Bowl Visitors

01/08/14

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Story, By BETH J. HARPAZ The Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey, but folks coming in for the big game on Feb. 2 are likely to spend time across the Hudson River in New York City, if only to check out a 14-block "Super Bowl Boulevard" set up along Broadway. There will also be two-for-one theater tickets and several museum exhibits, including a show of vintage football cards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are details on... more »

Media Advisory: Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and National Football League (NFL) Celebrate Opening of “You Make the Call: Learn to be An NFL Official” Exhibit at CMOM on January 9

01/08/14

The New Interactive Experience Celebrates Super Bowl XLVIII and Offers a Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at NFL Officiating and the Opportunity to Train Like an NFL Pro NFL’s Head of Officials Dean Blandino Among Expected Attendees The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and the National Football League (NFL) will join together to celebrate the opening of You Make the Call: Learn to be An NFL Official, a new interactive experience that gives children and the... more »

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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

littleBits™ Inventions, 10:00am

6 & older

10am - 4:45pm
Brainstorm an invention and use littleBits™ electronic blocks to make your idea come to life. Experiment with connecting batteries, light and sound sensors to your invention to see what will happen!

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 10:00am

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

New York Happening: Mixed Media Art Installation, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Red Grooms collaborated with a variety of artists, staging events and art installations called “happenings.”  Add to CMOM’s  ongoing mixed media installation / communal “happening”  by creating your own vision of New York using wood pieces, metal and clay.
 

Meet the Maker: Science Cheerleader - Hilary Nicholson, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 1pm
Join Hilary Nicholson, Science Cheerleader and Brown University Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology PhD candidate, as she takes swabs from shoes and cell phones for Project MERCCURI!  Some of these samples will be sent to the International Space Station to examine how they grow in space!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

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