212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
Children’s Museum Of Manhattan (CMOM) To Offer
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Celebration at CMOM
January 18 to 20
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave)
New York, NY
ADMISSION: Children and Adults: $11
Members and Children under 12 months: Free
Mosaic-Making Workshops, Special Book Readings and Live Jazz Performances among Special Activities Commemorating the Life and Legacy of the Civil Rights Icon
To celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) will offer a series of special events and activities during the holiday weekend, including a daylong celebration on MLK Day (Monday, January 20). The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, located at212 West 83rd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, is usually closed on Mondays.
Below please find the schedule of MLK-themed activities for January 18 to 20 (Note: The jazz performance only takes place on Monday, January 20):
From 10am to 4:45pm, the Martin’s Mosaic activity will allow children of all ages to honor King’s memory by creating a mosaic of his portrait using recycled materials.
At 10am and 1pm, with the Little Artists: Community Instillation activity, kids can decorate a temporary installation inspired by King, who believed that “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.” At 2 pm and 3:30 pm, children can learn how King inspired many great leaders during the Civil Rights Movement by participating in Heroic Heroines: Ruby Bridges through her book, “Ruby Bridges Goes to School: My True Story.”
In addition, on Monday, January 20, at 2 pm and 3:30 pm, there will be a live jazz performance by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem’s All-Stars Band celebrating the life and work of King.
Furthermore, the museum’s book of the week is “My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Martin Luther King III.
Directions: To get to CMOM take the 1 train to 79th or 86th St. Station, the 2 or 3 Express to 72nd or 96th St. Station, then transfer to the 1 train, the A, B, C, or D train to the 59th St. Station, then transfer to the 1 train or the B or C train to 81st St. Station. Or take the West Side M7, M10, M11, or M104 to West 83rd St or the cross-town M79 and M86 to Broadway.