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2014 News

Our Children's New Worldview

07/10/14

By Andy Ackerman for Huffington Post NEW YORK As former Mayor Ed Koch once famously said, "New York City is where the future comes to audition." On many days I feel as if the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is where the future comes every day, and that future keeps changing faster than we, or anyone for that matter, can grasp. How can we understand how a young child sees the world? It seems to me that a number of intertwining things coalesc... more »

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and daughter North cavort at the Children's Museum

06/17/14

      Family spends Father's Day playing on the Upper West Side, and Kim posts pic later of dad and daughter napping. By MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN North West was spotted charming staffers with her smarts at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on the Upper West Side on Sunday. The Kardashian kid spent the weekend celebrating two occasions, Father’s Day and her first birthday, with her famous mommy and daddy. Arriving ... more »

Ruth….an NYC Wednesday’s Child story!

06/11/14

Wednesday's Child is a part of the Dave Thomas Foundation's national campaign to increase adoptions of children in foster care. Each Wednesday (and again on Sunday mornings), a child in foster care who is waiting for a loving, adoptive home is profiled during the evening news on WNBC 4. This Wednesday will feature Ruth, an NYC kid! Ruth has a curious, friendly and engaging personality. This cheerful young lady enjoys all activities related to Dora the Explorer. She v... more »

Children’s Museum jazz

05/30/14

Amsterdam News By RON SCOTT Recently, preschoolers were totally involved in their new activities as they were introduced to jazz through arts and crafts and live music by pianist and composer Jonathan Batiste. This interactive jazz experience for preschoolers and older children is a new jazz exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (212 W. 83rd St.) entitled “Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street,” which is running now through December 20... more »

Jazzed! The changing Beat of 125th Street

05/29/14

  Spare Times for Children for May 30-June 5 By LAUREL GRAEBER Young visitors may want to put on their dancing shoes before they go to the new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Or, on certain days, they can just make a pair there. Fashioning tap shoes from paper, ribbon and plastic buttons is one of the rotating art workshops offered with “Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street,” which is as much a performance space as it ... more »

Sneak Peek: Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

05/24/14

Mommy Nearest By STEPHANIE BERNHART There's five floors of reasons to love the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, but our favorite is the ever-changing exhibit on the lower level. Earlier this year, the space was transformed into a Super Bowl wonderland, followed by a STEAM Lab. But the latest exhibit to take over, "Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street" (open through December 31), may just be the coolest. There, visitors can be transported back to 1930... more »

Get Jazzed! At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

05/24/14

excerpt from: "Trains, Boats and Clothes – Hip NYC Events for Moms and Kids" Football Food and Motherhood.com By STEPHANIE BERNHART CMOM is probably one of the coolest places for little people to explore in the city, and yesterday they opened a brand new exhibit called Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street. It’s all about the soul and music that boomed in Harlem back in the 1930s – including Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Bojangles, Duke Ellington ... more »

Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street

05/22/14

    Spare Times for Children for May 23-29 By LAUREL GRAEBER ‘Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street’ (Friday through Thursday) Young visitors may want to put on their dancing shoes before they visit this new show, opening on Friday at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Then again, they can just wait and make a pair there. Presented in conjunction with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, this exhibition revisits the Harlem Renaissanc... more »

NYC museum gets $75G to expand pre-k initiative

05/06/14

    Associated Press NEW YORK — The Children's Museum of Manhattan has received a $75,000 grant to expand its pre-kindergarten community health and literary initiative to seven early childhood centers in East Harlem. The grant comes from the Morgan Stanley Foundation. The centers will be run by Union Settlement Association. It is an East Harlem organization that aids underserved communities. The museum, in partnership with Union Settlement and the... more »

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. Th... 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 official t... 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 first... 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 cours... 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 the... 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 press... 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 wa... 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 their ... more »

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Ella Fitzgerald: Learn to Improvise!, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Ella Fitzgerald was an American jazz vocalist, known during the Harlem Renaissance for her impressive vocal range and her unique style of sung improvisation known as ‘scat’. Learn how music is a form of self expression, from performance to post-production. Sing along with Lady Ella in your own style to experiment with improvisation. Record your unique rendition on an iPad, and use technology to alter the way your voice sounds. Save your finished product to our sound cloud and download it at home!
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

In The Mood: Painting Musical Emotions, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Families will be inspired to create artwork by the emotions felt when listening to Jazz. Discover what creates the melancholy mood in Billie Holiday’s voice, or the cheerful sound of Duke Ellington’s Big Band. Explore how your mood is affected by musical elements such as key, melody, harmony and tempo, using a piece of historic sheet music as your canvas.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Getting Creative with Art: Shake and Paint!, 10:00am

4 & younger

Dip wooden balls into paint, toss them into a shoe box lined with paper and shake! Open the box to reveal a one of a kind design.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, sensory awareness, creative expression.
 

Swept Away: When Water Meets Sand, 10:30am

All ages

10:30am - 4pm
Explore how water changes ecosystems with our new Erosion Table! Discover water’s power on Earth’s surface by creating rivers and lakes through sand.

Thinking Like a Composer: Understanding Sheet Music (Demo), 11:00am

All ages

Music is made up of notes of different pitches, from low to high. An important characteristic of jazz music is that these notes are arranged in unusual rhythms. Examine a historic score sheet by composers such as Duke Ellington and Mary Lou Williams. Then match the sounds that you hear with notes on the paper and create your own score.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

All Jazzed Up Performance: Live Piano Music - Mathis Picard, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 3pm
Get into the swing of things with live music provided by a jazz pianist from the Manhattan School of Music! This program is part of our Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street exhibit and takes place on the lower level.
 

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.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science Skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Getting Creative with Art: Shake and Paint!, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Dip wooden balls into paint, toss them into a shoe box lined with paper and shake! Open the box to reveal a one of a kind design.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, sensory awareness, creative expression.
 

Dance the Lindy Hop (Demo), 1:30pm

All ages

Learn to do the Lindy Hop by moving your feet to the arrangement of basic tap steps. Try to tap your feet fast or slow to a variety of rhythms or tempo. Can you create your own step combinations?
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

Fields of Felt, 2:00pm

4 & younger

Use felt images of trees, lakes, and mountains to create a large mural together.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary, sensory awareness, explore texture, early math skills.
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

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

Skit Scat Stories & Songs!, 3:00pm

All ages

Listen to iconic performances of jazz music and then read books about the ‘Jazz Legends’ who performed them.
This program is part of our "Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street" exhibit and takes place on the lower level.

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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