Dance Workshop and Performance

In this dance workshop and performance, Apoorva Sastry will teach some key mudras or dance gestures, followed by a Bharatanatyam performance. Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance.

Saturday, March 3 | 1 pm | All ages| Drop-in

International Women’s Festival featuring a celebration of Holi, Astronaut Mae C. Jamison, music, and much more!

The Children’s Museum celebrates equality, empowerment, and talent during this year’s International Women’s Day. In this weekend-long festival meet designers, chefs, and performers to explore world culture and tradition. This year our International Women’s Empowerment Weekend aligns with the Hindu Festival of Holi. Our partners from The Culture Tree will help you experience this  Indian Festival of Colors on Saturday, March 3.

Book Reading for Holi the Festival of Colors
Learn about the historic significance and origins of Holi, how it is celebrated in India and all over the world. Anu Sehgal will read familiar children’s stories about this colorful festival.
Saturday, March 3 | 11 am | All ages| Drop-in

Art Activity: Create a Holi Card
Designer Shaazma Husain helps you create cards that represent this beautiful and colorful festival. Create your own Holi cards with the rich and vibrant colors using spray painting technique.
Saturday, March 3 | 11:30 am | All ages | Drop-in

Spice Up Your Life!
Learn about Indian spices, their health benefits and their origins in a culinary segment led by Chef Kanchan Koya, author of Spice Spice Baby. Learn how to make kaju barfi, a traditional Indian sweet made with cashews and spices.
Tastings provided. Recipe Includes Nuts.
Saturday, March 3 | 12 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

Dance Workshop and Performance
In this dance workshop and performance, Apoorva Sastry will teach some key mudras or dance gestures, followed by a Bharatanatyam performance. Bharatanatyam is a major genre of Indian classical dance.
Saturday, March 3 | 1 pm | All ages| Drop-in

Meet the Authors: The Ladoo Books
The authors of the Ladoo book series, Vaibhav Malankar and Ankita Sagar read fun children stories about Indian culture and language! In this session they will read the festive Mela Night and Pooja Day books.
Saturday, March 3 | 2 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Storytelling: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Inspiring girls to dream bigger, Rebel Girls 1 and 2 share stories about some of the most influential women in history like Nefertiti, J.K Rowling, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Beyoncé.
Sunday, March 4 | 11 am and 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Blast Off: Mae C. Jemison
Explore the science behind spaceships and help us create our own spaceship Endeavor to blast off! Learn about Dr. Mae C. Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program and the first in space!
Sunday, March 4 | 12 pm | Ages 5 & younger | Drop-in

Change the World Campaign Pins
Design your own campaign pin with a goal for change! Learn about the women in politics trying to change the world. Get inspired by their work to come up with a goal like starting a book drive, cleaning up your neighborhood or collecting canned foods for people in need.
Sunday, March 4 | 11 am & 12 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

Musical Performance Johanna Castaneda
Enjoy a musical performance from Johanna Castaneda—singer and cuatro (four stringed guitar-like instrument) player specializing in Musica Llanera, the music of the Plainsmen (Cowboys) of Colombia.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
Sunday, March 4, 2017| 2 & 3 pm| All Ages | Ticketed**

 

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

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Sachiyo Ito Dance

Sachiyo Ito and Company will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances from the 19th century, and a work choreographed by Sachiyo Ito. Sachiyo Ito and Company is dedicated to creating a bridge between the US and Japan through artistic performances and educational programs.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Thursday, February 22 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Sachiyo Ito Dance

Sachiyo Ito and Company will present exquisitely beautiful and elegant Japanese classical dances from the 19th century, and a work choreographed by Sachiyo Ito. Sachiyo Ito and Company is dedicated to creating a bridge between the US and Japan through artistic performances and educational programs.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Thursday, February 22 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**

**Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

Storytelling: Firebird

Children’s Museum Educators share the story of prima ballerina for the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland in a reading of her book Firebird. Firebird is a Coretta Scott King Award winning children’s book written by Misty Copeland and illustrated by Christopher Myers.

Sunday, February 4 | 11am | All ages | Drop-in

Museum of Impact visits CMOM

Museum of Impact presents Upstanders Fest, a social justice extravaganza. Make art and build power with a healthy curiosity of understanding activism and the role you can play. Discover avenues to action and express yourself through artmaking, songs, games and crafts.

Museum of Impact creates immersive experiential voyages into the heart of social movements, where visitors leave their own mark.

Monday, January 15 | 12 – 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Bomba y Plena with Jose Ocasio y su Cultura

Dance to the bomba beats to celebrate the season! Enjoy an afternoon of Puerto Rican Bomba y Plena with Staten Island’s own plenero Jose Ocasio, a Puerto Rican born and New York City raised bomba y plena master. Jose Ocasio shares his knowledge of this Afro-Puerto Rican traditional art form through workshops, musical therapy and performances around NYC.

Sunday, January 7 | 2:30 & 3:30 pm | All ages | Ticketed

Deeper Dives into Dance

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosts daily dance workshops and activities to complement the Museum’s newest exhibit Lets Dance!

In the afternoons, the  Children’s Museum explores dance making through movement, architecture, design and sound.

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year with CMOM! To prepare for New Year’s we’ll be creating party hats, glasses, and noisemakers. Don’t miss the very special afternoon ball drop on New Year’s Eve for all those kids (and parents!) who won’t be up at midnight.

Dress your best for the New Year
Create a special hat and funny glasses to wear as you ring in the New Year in style.
Saturday, December 30 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, 4 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

Happy New Year! Make Some Noise!
Create a noisemaker for your New Year’s celebration!
Saturday & Sunday, December 30 & 31 |1 pm | All ages | Drop-in

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop & Parade
10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Join us for a countdown party to the New Year!
Sunday, December 31 | 12, 2 & 4pm | All ages | Drop-in

New Year’s Eve Party Featuring DJ Ayo NiSh!
Ayo NiSh! is a multi-talented rising Performing Artist known as a Songwriter, DJ, Educator, and Social Entrepreneur. The originality of her stage presence and unique art can be felt by all ages. Her debut single D.T.O.D or Different Type of Different, from her project Overdue, incorporates her beliefs on self-love and empowerment. “Being different means staying true to yourself. Imagine if we all did that?”
Sunday, December 31 | 2 – 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in

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

Deeper Dives into Dance

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan hosts daily dance workshops and activities to complement the Museum’s newest exhibit Lets Dance!

In the afternoons, the  Children’s Museum explores dance making through movement, architecture, design and sound.

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.