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

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. 

Good Vibrations, 12:30pm

5 & younger

How are sounds made? How can you change sounds? Learn about the science behind sound waves as we make beautiful music together!

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.

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar