ARTS-tropolis: CMOM’S SUMMER ART FESTIVAL

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Jul 24 2024

CMOM’S July Events for Kids

ARTS-tropolis: CMOM’S SUMMER ART FESTIVAL
Join us as we experience the magic of NYC all summer long! Explore themes of food, music, animals, street art, community, fashion, and more!

Monday – Wednesday, July 1 – 31 | Museum-Wide

Grub Gallery
Exploring the streets of New York can sure work up an appetite! What do you crave when your tummy grumbles? Bagels? Empanadas? A “baconeggandcheese”? Create miniature sculptures and collaborative collages inspired by our favorite New York City foods.
Monday – Wednesday, July 1 – 3 & Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7

Food Truck Magnets
Make your own magnet inspired by your favorite NYC noms!
Monday – Wednesday, July 1 – 3 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace
Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7 | 10:15 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace

Giant Pizza Takeover
Do you think NYC has the best pizza in the world? Come by and pay tribute to pop art sculpture by making a three-dimensional slice as big as your head!
Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Storytime: Food Truck Fest! by Alexandra Penfold
Join us for an interactive story time about everyone’s favorite kitchens-on-wheels: food trucks!
Monday – Wednesday, July 1 – 3 & Friday – Sunday, July 5 – 7 | 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 2 – 6 | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!
Thursday, July 4

Grill and Chill: Pretend Barbeque
Create your favorite cookout meal by making pretend barbecue food with 3D art materials!
Thursday, July 4 | 10:15 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages | 1st Floor | Makerspace

Flag of Hope Installation
Honor each state and the people living in them by contributing your message of hope on a star which will become part of our 3D flag!
Thursday, July 4 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Firework Foam Painting!
Make a bang with this sensory painting activity using shaving cream and paint to make colorful, explosive fireworks on a flag!
Thursday, July 4 | 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Storytime: On the Fourth of July by Maggie C. Ruth
Join us for an energetic story time that serves as a joyous ode to American pride and uplifting traditions in our country.
Thursday, July 4 | 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 3 – 6 | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

SOUNDS OF NYC: DANCE & ARTS WORKSHOPS
New York City is a melting pot of musical genres, reflecting its diverse population and vibrant cultural scene! Join us as we commemorate traditional sounds that makeup up our unique city through artmaking activities and a movement workshop led by Ana ‘Rokafella’ Garcia and Kwikstep!
Monday – Sunday, July 8 – 14

Mini Vinyl Records Creations
Celebrate jazz and soul rhythms by designing your own mini vinyl record inspired by classic album covers!
Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace
Saturday, July 13 | 10:15 am – 12:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace
Sunday, July 14 | 10:15 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace

Storytime with Denise Rosario Adusei: CESARIA FEELS THE BEAT
In honor of Disability Awareness Month, join us for a special reading with Denise Rosario Adusei and her brand-new book Cesaria Feels the Beat as well as an interactive sign language activity to follow! In this powerful and inspiring picture book, Cesaria, a deaf girl, stands up for herself by removing her shoes during her Carnival dance performance so she can feel the music and rhythm through her bare feet. Join us afterward for a special sign language activity where we will learn to sign words used in the book.
Friday, July 12 | 11:00 am | Drop-in | Ages 3 – 6 | 1st Floor | Inside Art

Rokafella x Kwikstep: Hip-Hop 101 Performance
Join legendary dancers Kwikstep and Rokafella on a presentation of Breakdance and Poppin dance moves followed by a movement workshop for kids and their families!
Saturday, July 13 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Sign-up | All ages | 3rd Floor | Discovery Classroom

Sounds of South America
Learn about a variety of instruments from South American countries by designing your own to celebrate the joys of music!
Friday – Sunday, July 12 – 14 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Storytime: Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Join us for a delightful train tale of a subway car’s journey from St. Louis, where she was “born,” to NYC!
Monday – Sunday, July 8 – 14 | 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 – 8 | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

NYC CONCRETE JUNGLE
New York City is more than skyscrapers and flashing lights—it is the home to lots of wildlife! Join us as we celebrate the infamous pigeons and MTA’s subway rats, along with those highlighted in ChickenShed NYC’s Summer Theater Camp Performance!
Monday – Sunday, July 15 – 21

Rats on Parade
Inspired by public art projects like “Cows on Parade” in New York – where cow sculptures were transformed into artistic canvases – we invite you to unleash your creativity and decorate your own rat sculpture as part of CMOM’s Museum wide public art project, “Rats on Parade.”
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 – 21 | 10:15 am – 4:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace

The CMOM Rat Race
Create an obstacle course inspired by the NYC sewers, then wind up a mechanical rat to scurry through your maze.
Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Pigeon Finger Puppets
Make a pigeon finger puppet to put on a silly show in our CMOM puppet theatre!
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 – 21 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 4 & younger | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Storytime: How Can We be Kind? by Janet Halfman
Join us for a delightful story where we explore the ways we can be kind to one another just like animals are, while at the same time learning about the magic and beauty of the natural world!
Monday – Sunday, July 15 – 21| 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 3 – 5 | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Chickenshed NYC: Summer Theatre Camp!
Join us as we create a fun-packed improv adventure led by Chickenshed NYC’s skilled team of professionals! Together, we will enjoy the magic of theatre through songs, movement, props, puppetry, and more!
Saturday & Sunday, July 20 – 21 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Via Sign-up | Ages 2 – 5 | 3rd Floor | Discovery Classroom

NEW YORK CITY STREET ART
New York City has a thriving street art scene, filled with graffiti and vibrant murals adorning buildings throughout the boroughs. Join us this week as we explore the designs and creative expressions that make our city the art center of the world!
Monday – Sunday, July 22 – 28

Tote-ally New York Bag Designs
Design your own “I love NYC” tote bag with paint and stencils to carry as you travel all the boroughs of NYC!
Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace
Saturday & Sunday, July 27 – 28 | 10:15 am – 12:45 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace

Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez: Relief, Drips and Tags
Join multi-media artist Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez for a Styrofoam printmaking workshop exploring the interconnectedness of typography and graffiti art.
Saturday, July 27 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Sign-up | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Makerspace

Mini City Street Art Installation
Find inspiration from street artists, Lee Quiñones, Lady Pink, and Cekis to design a mini city with tags, images, and stylized writing. Add your own mini building covered in graffiti, word art, and murals!
Monday – Friday, July 22 – 26 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks
Saturday & Sunday, July 27 – 28 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Artist Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez: Names, Aliases and Identities!
Join multi-media artist Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez for a taggin’ workshop as we draw inspiration from his mural Collage de Graffiti en un Museo de Gente Chiquitico (currently on-view). Together, we will explore ideas of time and space within a community-based setting.
Sunday, July 28 | 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm & 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Sign-up | Ages 5 & up | 1st Floor | Inside Art

Storytime: The Artist by Ed Vere
Join us for a story of a brave little artist who goes on an epic adventure to share her creativity with the world as she adds color and life to a drab gray city, bringing beauty to those who live there.
Monday – Sunday, July 22 – 28 | 4:00 pm | Drop-in | Ages 5 – 8 | 3rd Floor | PlayWorks

Location:

CMOM
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024

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