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Our Children's New Worldview


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


      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!


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


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


  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


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


excerpt from: "Trains, Boats and Clothes – Hip NYC Events for Moms and Kids" Football Food and 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


    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


    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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers


Duke Ellington: Big Band Instrument Making , 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Many of the famous pieces of jazz we know today were written by Edward “Duke” Ellington for his Big Band, and for the specific talents of his musicians. Build your own musical instruments just like the ones you hear in Duke Ellington’s music.

Messy with Art: Wet Marker Art, 10:00am

4 & younger

Bubble Party Tuesdays: Laundry Day!, 10:45am

4 & younger

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.

Exploring Science: Does it Dissolve?, 12:00pm

4 & younger

What happens when you mix sugar in water? Watch as grains dissolve and materials melt, when we perform some CMOM experiments!

Mural Wall Painting, 1:45pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Fields of Felt, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a mural made of felt! Add to the mural by making things like mountains, clouds and trees all out of fuzzy felt!   

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.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories. 

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