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Why Your Support Matters to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Your contribution helps ensure that CMOM remains one of the City’s most unique learning environments for all families — offering an array of high quality creative programs — it allows us to spark curiosity, and discovery for the many children not as fortunate as our own.

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Thanks to your support, CMOM brings the joy of learning, creativity and discovery to more than 350,000 families who visit the museum and thousands served beyond our walls on West 83rd Street. We do not limit ourselves to serving just one block, one neighborhood, or one city — each year, CMOM provides outreach to more than 60,000 children at over 50 community based organizations including schools, libraries, health centers, public housing communities, after-school programs and hospitals.

With each donation to CMOM, you help us give back to families all across New York City through our outreach programs.

Early childhood health and literacy programs in the Bronx
CMOM runs weekly literacy and health programs for young children and their families to help develop the skills they need to be healthy and succeed in school.

After school programs for NYC students
CMOM reaches more than 35,000 NYC students with after school programs in arts, science, math and culture.

Shelter programs for families in temporary housing
CMOM provides weekly early childhood classes, which provide children and single mothers living in temporary housing with parenting, literacy and art classes.

Junior Staff Internship (JSI) for New York City high school students
CMOM provides high school students with an opportunity to intern at the Museum. The program helps students a see their pathway to college and world of work.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital program
CMOM runs weekly arts and creativity programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Treatment Center. Children living with cancer and their families have the opportunity to explore, heal and learn through art.

CMOM membership for a family need
CMOM’s Family Access Membership program allows more than 1,000 low-income families to visit and access high quality educational programs and groundbreaking exhibits at the Museum for only $5.

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Save the Date!
CMOM 2014 Spring Gala

Thursday, 15 May 2014
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Calendar

littleBits™ Inventions, 10:00am

6 & older

10am - 4:45pm
Brainstorm an invention and use littleBits™ electronic blocks to make your idea come to life. Experiment with connecting batteries, light and sound sensors to your invention to see what will happen!

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 10:00am

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

New York Happening: Mixed Media Art Installation, 10:00am

All ages

10am - 4:45pm
Red Grooms collaborated with a variety of artists, staging events and art installations called “happenings.”  Add to CMOM’s  ongoing mixed media installation / communal “happening”  by creating your own vision of New York using wood pieces, metal and clay.
 

Meet the Maker: Science Cheerleader - Hilary Nicholson, 11:00am

All ages

11am - 1pm
Join Hilary Nicholson, Science Cheerleader and Brown University Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology PhD candidate, as she takes swabs from shoes and cell phones for Project MERCCURI!  Some of these samples will be sent to the International Space Station to examine how they grow in space!
 

Movement & Circle Time, 11:30am

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

Mural Wall Painting, 12:00pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Little Artists: Watercolor Easter Eggs, 1:00pm

4 & younger

Celebrate Easter and paint an egg with a hidden message!
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn descriptive vocabulary; sensory awareness, creative expression, early science skills (cause and effect).
 

Mural Wall Painting, 2:30pm

4 & younger

Mix paint on the PlayWorks™ Mural Wall with your friends.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Science skills (color mixing and cause and effect).

Movement & Circle Time, 4:00pm

4 & younger

Sing, move your body and use your listening ears to hear special stories.
Kindergarten Readiness Skills: Learn new vocabulary, build listening skills and learn to be part of a group.

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