Hello from Japan! Programming

Hello from Japan! Programming

Kodomo No Hi: Children’s Day Festival, May 2-3

Children’s Day is a national holiday in Japan, set aside to respect children’s personalities and celebrate their happiness. Join us at CMOM for a weekend full of Japanese storytelling and art activities to celebrate this special holiday!
 

CMOM Kamishibai
Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 12:00-12:30pm | All ages | Drop-in
Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 12:00-12:30pm | All ages | Drop-in

Koi-Nobori: Carp Windsock
In Japan, koi-nobori, flying carp-shaped windsocks, are flown from poles for Children's Day every May. Design your own carp windsock in celebration of Children’s Day!
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in
Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

Origami Workshop with Taro's Origami Studio
Fold, crimp and crease with origami experts from Taro’s Origami Studio as they help you create animals, creatures and decorative shapes.
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older | Sign up*

“Make Me Kawaii” with Kei Meguro
Learn how we designed the brand new Hello from Japan! exhibit and make yourself into a kawaii (meaning cute) cartoon character with graphic designer and illustrator Kei Meguro.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older | Sign up*

 
 
Funding for Hello from Japan! public programs provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency; and The Japan Foundation, Center for Global Partnership.
 
 

Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Schedule of Programs

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

 

Dynamic H2O Science Labs, 11:00am

6 & older

Engineer a miniature aqueduct system, clean water through natural filtration, search for pollutants and other chemicals in water or create prints to explore the diverse sea life found in New York City’s rivers.

11am-4pm

Jam Band, 11:30am

5 & younger

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

Parachute Play, 12:00pm

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 PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly with Julia Jordon Kamanda, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Celebrate world music and learn about the element of rhythm with the author of Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly! West Africa's vibrant colors and sounds come to life in the tale of a small bird who must face her biggest fear. Meet singer-songwriter and "Music Mommy", Julia Jordan Kamanda as she shares the story and music from Haja's world.

Create a paper cup drum with Julia Jordon Kamanda, 2:00pm

6 & older

Celebrate world music and learn about the element of rhythm with the author of Haja: The Bird Who Was Afraid to Fly! Meet singer-songwriter, Julia Jordan Kamanda as she helps you create a paper cup drum inspired by the music in her story.

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

Seashell Exploration, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Seashells come in all shapes, colors and sizes.  Investigate various types of seashells using magnifying glasses. What do they have in common? How are they different?

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

 

Full Calendar