CMOM explores the holidays through the lens of Hip-Hop—not only in music and dance but how it has influenced design, art, and fashion.
Christmas in New York: The CMOM Christmas tree
Share your memories and make new ones this holiday season. Turn “only in NY” memories and stories into ornaments using NYC MTA Subway maps, MetroCards and clay. Add your ornament to CMOM’s Christmas tree in our main entrance.
Friday — Sunday, December 1 —Sunday, January 8 | All ages | Drop-in
Hip-hop Hat Design
Saturday, December 9 | 11 am & 12pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
Sunday, December 10 | 11 am & 12pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
Saturday, December 23 | 11 am & 12 pm| Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
Sunday, December 24 | 11 am & 12 pm| Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
The School at Steps Holiday Performance
From Ballet to Hip Hop—kick-off your seasonal festivities by enjoying a performance from The School at Steps. Explore a variety of music and movement that will get you dancing right out of your seat.
Saturday, December 9 | 2 & 3 pm| All aged | Ticketed**
Hip-Hop Holiday Dance Party with Neil Fernando
Dance teaching artist and choreographer Neil Fernando uses holiday inspired pop music, hip-hop, and funk to get the whole family groov’n.
Sunday, December 10 | 2 & 3 pm| All aged | Ticketed**
Dreidel, dreidel, dreidel! Workshop
Saturday, December 16 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 pm| Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up*
Sunday, December 17 | 11 am & 12pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up*
Hip-Hop Performance with Y-Love
Y-Love, known for years as the world’s first African-American Orthodox hip-hop artist is leading a new era of “universal hip-hop”–where pounding rhythms combine with social consciousness to elevate the world.
Sunday, December 17 | 2 & 3 pm| All ages | Ticketed**
Wearable Art with Chris Colon
Chris Colon’s brand of Snapbacks (or baseball cap) are hand painted. They go beyond a basic adjustable hat, they are wearable art—merging fashion and fine art. Chris shares his unique style and design as you paint your own hat.
Saturday, December 23 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older| Sign-up*
Graffiti-Inspired Gingerbread House Installation
Sunday, December 24 | 2 pm | All ages | Drop-in
Tuesday — Friday, December 26 — December 29 | 11 am | All ages | Drop-in
Breaking legend and mentor to aspiring dancers everywhere—b-girl Rockafella energizes and empowers through hip-hop.
Wednesday, December 27 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed**
Kwanzaa Unity Cup
Tuesday December 26 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up*
Breaking with Dynamic Rockers
Victor “Kid Glyde” Alicea and his Dynamic Rockers crew share the art of breaking, hip-hop, and freestyle. Learn some signature moves and team up for a mini-break dancing competition.
Thursday, December 28 | 2 & 3 pm| All ages | Ticketed**
Champumagic: Hip-Hop Magic Show
Champumagic is a comedic magician who creates a show filled with music, comedy and memorable experiences. Champumagic has been doing magic for about 15 years and was recently featured at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Times Square.
Friday, December 29 | 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.