Japanese Snow Festival (Mid-Winter Recess)

The Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is one of Japan’s most popular winter festivals. It takes place for an entire week in February and in 2018, CMOM will have its own Japanese Snow Festival. All week long take part in ice and snow inspired programs, and experience performances and workshops by dancers, musicians, chefs and artists who will share the art forms and traditions of Japan.

The Color of Ice: Ice experiments and Ice cream making
During the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan many of the ice and snow sculptures incorporate color through lighting and projections. In this workshop we will color ice through chemical reactions to create ice paintings and real ice cream!
Saturday, February 17 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, & 5 pm | Ages 6 & Older| Sign-up
Sunday, February 18 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, & 4 pm | Ages 6 & Older| Sign-up
Sunday, February 25 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3, & 4 pm | Ages 6 & Older| Sign-up

Kamishibai Storytelling
Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.
Saturday – Sunday, February 17 – February 25 | 2 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Snow Ball Sculptures
The Sapporo Snow Festival started when high schoolers made snowmen along a park in 1950. Create your own snow sculpture using snowballs that won’t melt and explore the variety of snow and ice sculptures exhibited during the 2018 Snow Festival in Japan.
Monday & Tuesday, February 19 & 20 | 11 am & 12 pm |Sign-up

Kaoru Watanabe Taiko
The Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center preserves, teaches, and promotes various styles of taiko (Japanese drumming) and shares elements of Japanese music and culture through this drumming performance.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
Monday, February 19 | 2 & 3 pm | All ages | Ticketed

Snow Storm Installation
Use a variety of Origami techniques to create snowflakes and create icicles with beads to turn our classroom into a winter wonderland.
Monday – Friday, February 19 – 23 | 2 – 4:30 pm | Drop-in

Rice Snowmen with Chef Misako Sassa
Japanese cuisine expert, Misako Sassa of the Japanese Culinary Studio NYC shares techniques to create cute and expressive yukidaruma musubi (snowman rice balls)!
Tuesday, February 20 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-Up

3D Hologram Maker
During the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan many of the ice and snow sculptures incorporate color through lighting and projections. Learn more about the science of optics and projections to create your very own 3D hologram display that can be used with any smartphone!
Wednesday – Friday, February 21 – 23 | 11 am & 12 pm| Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up

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

Ice Sculptures with Okamoto Studio
Okamoto Studio is a New York-based collective best known for their design, production, and consultation of everything made of crystal clear ice. Artists from Okamoto Studio will share techniques for creating real ice sculptures.
Saturday, February 24 | 2:30 And 3:30 Pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-Up

*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.

Program schedule is subject to change.

Musical Performance with Lia Holman

Lia Holman shares the history of African American Music from past to present through song in this musical performance.

Sunday, January 14 | 2:00 & 3:00 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.

Musical Performance with Lia Holman

Lia Holman shares the history of African American Music from past to present through song in this musical performance.

Sunday, January 14 | 2:00 & 3:00 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.

Musical Performance with Lia Holman

Lia Holman shares the history of African American Music from past to present through song in this musical performance.

Sunday, January 14 | 2:00 & 3:00 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.

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

Camels and Kings: Día de Los Reyes

Camel Caravan Puppet Making
Camels are very important to Día de Reyes. Learn more about these amazing animals as you perform stories of travel and trade with your own camel puppets.
Saturday, January 6- Sunday, January 7 | 10:00 am & 12:00 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

Kings’ Bread Sculptures
Create a sculpture inspired by Kings’ Bread, a traditional Día de Reyes treat. Learn about traditions behind this uniquely shaped pastry and design a royal crown sculpture inspired by the bread’s round shape and candied fruit decorations.
Saturday, January 6 | 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm | 6 & older | Sign-up
Sunday, January 7 | 11:00 am & 12:00  pm | 6 & older | Sign-up