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Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)

102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES
New York, New York

This delightful, inviting space features self guided art exploration for ages 10 months-15 years. Experiment with sculpture, paints, textiles, sound design, animation, and clay in daily open workshops led by teaching artists and explore rotating exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary artist.

Color Factory Circle Game

Interact with colorful dots by following painted prompts such as ‘leap up’ and ‘reach for the sun.’ Right outside the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which has a jelly bean dispenser (bring quarters) encouraging more color exploration. Both can be found on the Color Factory’s neighborhood exploration map, availble for…

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Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?

This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.  

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Love Crickets, Save the Planet

See a live cricket farm installation in conjunction with exhibit Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?.  Explore the question “what is a home?” by considering how we might invite bugs into our homes as friends instead of foes. Includes functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with…

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Children’s Museum of the Arts stART Studio

Join CMA’s teaching artists in a dedicated, specially-designed, safe art and play studio for children ages 1 to 5. Daily drop-in sessions feature a range of stimulating activities including music, storytime and art-making with a variety of materials and techniques. Stay and explore the Children’s Museum of The Arts after…

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Inclusive Saturdays: Stripes stART

This engaging and fun bimonthly class encourages children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families to explore different art mediums through sensory experiences, music, and movement activities. Children build motor skills and self-regulated independence and social skills while connecting with their siblings and caregivers.

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Indonesian Cultural Festival

Celebrate Indonesian culture with activities for all age including storytime featuring books by Indonesian authors (1 pm), interactive performances and workshops with Gamelan Dharma Swara, one of the leading Balinese gamelan music and dance groups in the US (12 pm & 2 pm) and multimedia art workshops.

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NYC Cultural Festival

Learn about traditional and contemporary arts practices of Chinatown and NYC Asian diaspora artists. Includes story time (11 am),interactive performances and workshops by the New York Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club (12 pm & 2 pm) and art workshops throughout the day including Hybrid Paper Mache Plants, Identity Folk Songs and…

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