America to Zanzibar Campaign

America to Zanzibar Campaign

A new exhibition and program series open at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

America to Zanzibar is the country’s first ever educational, fun and interactive exhibit for children and families that explores the beauty and diversity of Muslim cultures in NYC, the U.S. and across the world through age-appropriate experiences with art, architecture, travel, trade, design, home life, and more. Performances and workshops will feature local artists who exemplify how America is fertile ground for diverse traditions from across the globe to blend and form new traditions. 

The exhibit is the fourth in the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Cultural Exhibition & Programming Series. Other exhibits in the series have focused on Ancient Greece, China and Japan. The series celebrates the diversity of cultural expression in New York City and in our increasingly interconnected world.

We encourage families to value social and cultural differences and to recognize that we live ina pluralistic and multicultural society, especially in NYC. At the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, we believe that in learning about our neighbors, we are learning about ourselves and the world in which we live. 

Help us meet our Matching Grant!

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has attracted over $1,250,000 in support for America to Zanzibar. With the opening just around the corner, we need your help to raise an additional $250,000 to fully fund the exhibition.

Now, through the generosity of two Children’s Museum of Manhattan Board Members, we are pleased to announce a $50,000 matching grant in support of America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far. Gifts received beginning January 1st will accrue toward this match. Multi-year pledges do apply. Show your support for this important project by making a tax-deductible contribution today!

 

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To date, funding has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, MetLife Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, El-Hibri Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives, National Endowment for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maison de l’Artisan in Morocco, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s Board of Directors and scores of individuals. 

Citywide program funding has been provided by the New York City Council under the leadership of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

 

America to Zanzibar Campaign

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! 
 

Game Changers , 11:00am

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Ball Pool Swap & Drop, 11:30am

5 & younger
Collect all the balls from the Baby Steps ball pool for our daily Ball Pool Drop & Swap. Get ready to count down as we let loose new balls into the pool! 
 

Mural Wall Paining, 12:00pm

5 & younger
Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.
 

Game Changers , 12:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Dance Party , 12:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Kamishibai Storytelling, 12:30pm

All ages

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Game Changers , 2:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

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!
 

Boogie Down Break Week , 3:00pm

All ages

Game Changers , 3:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger
Dance along, sing fun songs and read some special stories! 
 

Game Changers , 4:00pm

6 & older

Play and dance your way through classic playground favorites and work collaboratively to create a new playground game and an original dance piece.

Dance Party , 4:30pm

All ages

Dance to a variety of musical styles including Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Latin, Classical, and some of our favorite children’s bands.

Karaoke Superstars , 4:30pm

All ages

Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the Hello From Japan! exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!

Full Calendar