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March Public Programs at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

March Public Programs at the Children's Museum of Manhattan

Company:

Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Location:

Children's Museum of Manhattan
New York, NY

Dates:

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:00pm weekly through March 30, 2018, 2:00pm weekly through March 31, 2018

Tickets:

https://cmom.org/

Company:
Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

MARCH PUBLIC PROGRAMS 2018 (Program schedule is subject to change)

These programs are free with the cost of museum admission.

 

Hello From Japan! Daily Programs

Manga Maker Space

Tuesday through Friday, join us in the Manga Maker Space for daily drop-in programs! Explore kawaii fashion, make sushi, design toys and illustrate your own comic books. Each week we explore different projects inspired by the exhibit Hello from Japan!      

Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 30 | 3 – 4:30 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 tales.

Thursday, March 1 – Saturday, March 31 | 2 pm | All ages | Drop-in

 

International Women’s Festival and Holi Celebration

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. Our partners from The Culture Tree will help you experience this years Holi, the 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.

 

Hinamatsuri Toy Factory

Celebrate child innovation and ingenuity at the Children’s Museum as we explore, Hinamatsuri or the Japanese Doll Festival. Hinamatsuri is traditionally celebrated in March and marks a special time to give thanks for the health and development of girls—insuring their health, well-being and success.

 

Hinamatsuri Toy Sculptures

Create a toy sculpture inspired by the different doll designs celebrated during the Japanese Doll Festival Hinamatsuri. Explore designs like the paper hitogata doll, the wooden kokeshi doll and the clay hina-asobi doll.

Saturday, March 10 | 11 am, 12 & 5 pm| Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up* 

Sunday, March 11 | 11 am, 12, 2, 3 & 4 pm | Ages 6 & Older | Sign-up* 

 

Imaginary Friends with Illustrator Aya Kakeda

Create your own kawaii friend and learn about character design with the Society of Illustrator’s award winning artist, Aya Kakeda.

Saturday, March 10 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up* 

 

Kamishibai Storytelling

Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join Children’s Museum Educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.

Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11 | 2pm | 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.

 

Irish Arts Fest!

Celebrate Irish cultural expression at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan with a weekend full of art & crafts, stories and design workshops. Create a leprechaun hat, design a colorful stained-glass artwork.

 

Magical Stained Glass

Create magically shrinking stained glass art inspired by the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.

Saturday, March 17, 2017 | 11 am, 12, & 5 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

 

Irish Arts Center

Join teaching artists from the Irish Arts Center for a hands-on design workshop. Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century.

Saturday, March 17, 2017 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

 

Lucky Leprechaun Hats

Create a green leprechaun hat to wear on St. Patrick’s Day as you learn about Irish traditions and celebrations.

Saturday, March 17 | 12 pm | Ages 5 & younger | Drop-in

 

Celtic Knotwork

Brush up on your tying skills as you create bracelets, necklaces, and woven pieces of art inspired by Celtic knots.

Sunday, March 18 | 12 pm | Ages 5 & younger | 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.

 

Women’s Empowerment Festival

The Children’s Museum celebrates equality, empowerment and talent during this year’s Women’s History Month. Join us for film and animation workshops, art installations and interactive storytelling.

 

The Vision behind the Movies

Get into the director’s seat to film your own stop-motion animation! Explore the world of film and the amazing women directing the biggest movies today like Patty Jenkins director of Wonder Woman and Ava DuVernay who is directing A Wrinkle in Time.

Saturday March 24 | 11am, 12, 2, 3, 4 & 5pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

Sunday, March 25 | 11am, 12, 2, 3, & 4pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up*

 

Circles of Funk

Explore the works of artist Xenobia Bailey and her project Paradise Under Reconstruction in the Aesthetic of Funk—consisting of concentric circles and patterns. Use yarn and funky colors to create your very own design inspired by Xenobia’s work!

Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25 | 12 pm | Ages 5 & younger | Drop-in

 

Storytelling: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

Children’s Museum Educators share the stories from this New York Times bestseller. Inspiring girls to dream bigger, Rebel Girls 1 and 2 has stories about some most influential women like Nefertiti, J.K Rowling, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Beyoncé.

Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25 | 11am and 4pm | All ages | Drop-in

                                                                         

Celebrating the Ballerina with American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School
Dancers from American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School share what it takes to become a classical ballerina. Enjoy a family-friendly performance, demonstrations and a dance workshop led by ABT Teaching Artists.   
Boys and girls are encouraged to participate.

Sunday, March 25 | 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.

 

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