Creativity

Creativity

Hospital Arts Outreach

CMOM helps children living with cancer and their families explore, heal and learn through art. Every week, we send our leading educators to the children’s ward of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Treatment Center. Equipped with a creative curriculum and a sterile selection of supplies, our educators invite patients, their siblings and parents to participate in free, innovative art activities that are fun and educational. By combining an academic focus with fun art activities, the art-making program makes the hospital setting more livable, stimulating and fun for kids coping with illness and allows them to feel like a “normal” kid for a while.

After-School Programs

CMOM provides after-school enrichment programs to more than 35,000 children. Each week CMOM runs 50-80 different programs off-site, mostly in Northern Manhattan and the Bronx. Over the last eight years, CMOM has developed a unique curriculum and educational approach that compliments and enriches the work of schools to meet performance standards in science, art and literacy.

PlayHelps

In response to Hurricane Katrina, CMOM created Play Helps™, a program that brought relief in the form of play to children and families in New Orleans impacted by the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Based on CMOM’s PlayWorks™ curriculum and launched in partnership with the Louisiana Children’s Museum in December 2006, Play Helps™ was conducted within two large geodesic domes filled with wonderful play and learning opportunities. The domes were set up on the grounds of the Andrew Jackson School in St. Bernard Parish. Classes from the elementary school regularly visited the Play Helps™ domes over the course of a three-month period. On weekends and holidays, community groups visited Play Helps™ free of charge at the Louisiana Children’s Museum. Families were encouraged to participate in open-ended play, a toy-making workshop and special activities in the Art Studio.

Play Helps™ was presented through the support of the Toy Industry Foundation, designed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and coordinated by the Association of Children’s Museums.

A modified, locally-run and supported version called Play Power continues to be transformative for the Louisiana Children’s Museum and greater New Orleans community, delivering programs on a daily basis to five school sites.

A little play goes a long way!

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CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 10:00am

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Jam Band, 10:30am

5 & younger

Use tambourines, maracas, bells and rhythm sticks to make beats as CMOM educators lead you in a collaborative and creative jam session.

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 10:30am

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

Uniform Evolution Design, 11:00am

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Parachute Play, 11:30am

5 & younger

Blue and green, yellow and red. What colors can you find over head?

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix Paint on the PlayworksTM Mural Wall

Uniform Evolution Design, 12:00pm

6 & older

Explore how the styles of American uniforms have changed from the time of the American Revolution to today. Design your own uniform using different fabrics, zippers, and buttons.

Dance Party, 12:30pm

5 & younger

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

Memorial Day Flags & Flowers, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Create poppies and American flags in honor of Memorial Day.

Free Fall Fun: Parachute Design , 2:00pm

6 & older

Parachutes use air resistance to change the speed of an object as it falls. Learn more about gravity and air resistance by designing your own parachute model. Test out your parachute with our very own wind tunnel and watch your parachute fly and fall.

Measure Up!, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Explore measuring tools like cups, tape and rulers to learn how different materials are measured.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar