Inside Art: Create, Climb, Collaborate Opening Weekend & Juneteenth
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam
New York, NY
Suggested Ages: All
Explore, touch and even contribute to immersive site-specific installations by contemporary artists Isidro Blasco, Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, BARarchitekten and CMOM’s inaugural roster of New York-based artists-in-residence in a brand-new edition of the acclaimed interactive exhibition Inside Art. During opening weekend, collaborate with artists-in-residence Catalina Schliebener and Tijay Mohammed, and design your own mini-masterpieces. Create a unique bracelet and trade it with a new friend and use mixed media materials to create a city canvas diorama.
Also celebrate Juneteenth throughout the three-day weekend. Join sing-alongs. Hear the story I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) by Brad Meltzer and create a lantern suncatcher–a symbol of hope, strength, and generosity–which represents Harriet Tubman’s impact on American history. Learn about Inside Art artist, Tijay Mohammed, and how his art practice informed his contribution to the Black Lives Matter mural in Foley Square, New York. Create a stencil to design your own multicolored poster.
On Sunday, create a rad card that really pops for a Pop, Papa, Dad, Dada or someone special for Father’s Day.
See our guide to CMOM.
Celebrate Independence Day with themed art projects.
Contribute to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s collective American Dream Quilt by expressing what freedom and happiness mean to you, make Independence Day origami fireworks and use your fingers to blend, smudge and smear the colors of the American flag on the Red, White and Blue Mural…
A shady large playground nestled in pretty Riverside Park is just big enough for range of ages but small enough not to lose wanderers within its fences. Play on all sorts of equipment including see saws, swings, multiple jungle gyms, and monkey bars and a large sand pit.
On hot days, sprinklers create a replica…More info
Summit Rock, the highest natural point in Central Park, provides a shady (climbable) backdrop to this pretty playground. A large wooden climbing structure with multiple levels of platforms and decks links to ladders, slides, and tire swings, all set in a naturalistic sand area. Also enjoy toddler swings and spray showers in the summer.
Explore interactive, educational, well-designed exhibits for babies to pre-teens.
* Assemble, create, peek into, crawl under, and walk through one of a kind sculptures and installations in Inside Art.
* Cool off at splashy (outdoor) water exhibit Dynamic H2O with 800 sq. ft. of of hands-on interactives and colorful graphics.
* Cross…More info