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

Apple Seed Counting, 10:00am

5 & younger

Make a colorful apple collage! Look inside and count how many seeds are in your apple!

Movement & Circle Time, 11:00am

5 & younger

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

NYC Souvenir Design Studio Start time, 11:00am

6 & older

Design amazing memorable souvenirs using real NYC MTA Subway maps and MetroCards, or turn hilarious “only in NY” moments into plush stuffed animal keychains.

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.

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.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

5 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall.

Block Party, 1:00pm

5 & younger

Use your creativity to design structures using balance, imagination and teamwork! 

Flower Patterns, 2:00pm

5 & younger

Find beautiful patterns in nature as you create a flower collage. 

Garden Party, 3:00pm

5 & younger

Help CMOM educators create a garden made of felt! Add to the mural by creating fruits, vegetables and herbs to plant in our garden!    

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

5 & younger

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

Full Calendar