Children’s Museum of Manhattan Spring Break Events for Kids

    When:
    April 4, 2015 – April 12, 2015 all-day
    2015-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
    2015-04-13T00:00:00-04:00
    Where:
    Children's Museum Of Manhattan
    212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024
    USA

    Children’s Museum of Manhattan

    Activities will be happening throughout the week from April 4th to April 12th just in time for Spring Break

    Easter Programming

    CMOM’s Annual Museum Wide Easter Egg Hunt

    Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for hidden Easter egg icons featuring your favorite CMOM characters. Look high and look low because you never know where they might be posted! Make sure to grab a scavenger hunt booklet and record where you spotted them!

    Bring your completed booklet to the lobby to collect your Easter prize!

    Saturday, April 4th- Sunday April 5th | 10am-4:45pm| All ages

     

    Getting Creative with Art: Easter Egg Spin Art

    Create a one-of-a-kind egg as you learn about Easter traditions from around the world.

    Saturday, April 4th- Sunday April 5th | 10:00 & 12:15pm | 4 and younger | Drop-in

     

    Hello from Japan! Too Cute Spring Break Festival – April 4-12th

    Join us at CMOM over spring break for a celebration of Japanese culture. Explore kawaii—the cuter than cute cultural phenomenon—experience traditional Japanese puppetry, draw your own manga comic with your favorite characters, and much more!

    CMOM Kamishibai
    Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Join CMOM educators for an interactive telling of traditional and modern kawaii-inspired stories.
    Saturday, April 4th- Sunday April 12th | 12:00-12:30pm | All ages | Drop-in

    Bunraku Puppets
    Design your own mechanical puppet and work together with other visitors to create a story – just like traditional bunraku puppet performers!
    10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

    Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Sunday, April 5, 2015
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Woodblock Printing
    Woodblock printing in Japan dates back to the eighth century, and is used to tell stories with decorative images, scrolls and text. Get inspired by Japanese prints and then carve your own block designs to create a traditional print!
    10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

    Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Sunday, April 5, 2015
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Kawaii Vinyl: Designer Toys
    Create your own custom designer toy inspired by kawaii (meaning cute) characters from manga and anime.
    10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

    Monday, April 6, 2015
    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    Painted Manga Comic Strips
    Traditional hand-painted scrolls have inspired today’s printed manga graphic novels and anime movies. Tell your story by using ink and watercolor to create a manga comic strip!
    10:00am-12:00pm | All ages | Drop-in

    Monday, April 6, 2015
    Thursday, April 9, 2015

    The Art of Kimono with Master Hideyo Yamada
    Discover the history of the kimono through a kimono dressing demonstration and design workshop with Master Hideyo Yamada.
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Manga Comic Book Making with Artist Sakura Maku
    Draw your own comic book and learn about manga characters from the world of artist and illustrator Sakura Maku.
    Sunday, April 5, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Kimono Design with Costume Designer Dawn Marcoccia
    Costume designer Dawn Marcoccia will lead a hands-on exploration of kimono and obi (sash) designs through visual images, patterns, fabrics and real kimonos. Create and design your own obi and learn the various ways to tie it.
    Monday, April 6, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm| 5 & Older Sign up

    Calligraphy with 92Y
    92Y teaching artist explore Japanese calligraphy and demonstrate ink and brush techniques. Use ink blocks and bamboo brushes to create your own ink drawings and learn basic calligraphy.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015| 11:00am | 5 and Older Sign Up

    Kabuki Makeup Workshop with Helen Moss
    Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese dance known for the elaborate makeup worn by some of its performers. Explore the makeup and costumes of kabuki with dancer and artist Helen Moss.
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Japanese bookbinding with 92Y
    92Y teaching artist share techniques in the art of bookbinding. Create your own mini-sketchbooks using Japanese bookbinding techniques.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 11:00am | 7 and Older Sign Up

    Traditional Tea Ceremony with the Urasenke Chanoyu Center
    Discover the “Way of Tea” as you enjoy a demonstration of a traditional tea ceremony with experts from the Urasenke Chanoyu Center.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Draw Like a Manga Artist with Misako Rocks!
    Misako Rocks! takes you step by step as you learn how to draw your own comic book character in the popular Japanese manga style.
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Origami Workshop with Taro’s Origami Studio
    Fold, crimp and crease with origami experts from Taro’s Origami Studio as they help you create animals, creatures and decorative shapes.
    Friday, April 10, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm| 5 & Older Sign up

    The James Beard Foundation Presents:  Hiroko Shimbo
    Create and taste with Japanese award-winning expert chef and author Hiroko Shimbo. Tastings provided!
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up

    Imaginary Friends with Illustrator Aya Kakeda
    Create your own kawaii (meaning cute) friend and learn about character design with the Society of Illustrators’s award-winning artist Aya Kakeda.
    Sunday, April 12, 2015 | 2:00 & 3:30pm | 5 & Older Sign up