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

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

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*

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

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

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

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 & 12pm | 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 | 3 – 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

Origami Ice with Theresa Hong
Origami artist Theresa Hong shares a variety of paper folding techniques to create snowflake and star models, and even action origami that moves.
Wednesday, February 21 | 2 & 3 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.

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

Black Futures Month Celebration

Black Futures Month is celebrated annually in the month of February, in conjunction with Black History Month. Black Futures Month is dedicated to celebrating the reality of Black existence, Black joy, and Black splendor.

Augusta Savage Sculpture making
Augusta Savage was an important African American artist and arts educator. Create a clay creation inspired by her sculpture The Harp, which was commissioned for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York.
Sunday, February 4 | 11am, 12, 2, 3, & 4pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up*

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 and 4pm| All ages | Drop-in

Power Portraits with Tiffany Smith
Artist Tiffany Smith explores her own personal story by taking photos of friends and family using staged scenes and props. Collaborate with Tiffany to create a power portrait. Central to these portraits will be a wicker throne (sometimes called a peacock chair), a familiar fixture in Black and Caribbean celebrations and symbol of empowerment.
Sunday, February 4 | 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.

Program schedule is subject to change.

Hello From Japan! Opening Weekend

Manga Maker Space: Kimono Design
In traditional Japan, a kimono was worn as daily attire. However, in more recent years kimonos are only worn on special events. The kimono has evolved from complex designs to simplified layers throughout the years; it exemplifies how fashion aids in the co-existence of traditional and modern culture. Use kawaii-inspired prints to design a traditional kimono of your own!
Saturday, February 3 |10:30 am – 1 pm | All ages | Drop-in

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, February 3 | 2 pm | All ages | Drop-in

Woodblock Printing
Woodblock printing in Japan dates back to the eighth century and has been used over the years for printing decorative images, scrolls and text. Carve your own block designs to create a traditional or kawaii-inspired print!
Saturday, February 3 | 2, 3 & 5 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.

Program schedule is subject to change.

Storytelling: The Great Turkey Race

Museum Educators share the story of a silly misunderstanding that leads to a hilarious competition in Steve Metzger’s book The Great Turkey Race.

Friday — Sunday, November 24 — 26 | 11 am & 4 pm | All ages | Drop-in