Hispanic Heritage Month: Taino Mask Making and More @ The Children’s Museum of Manhattan

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Hispanic Heritage Month is in full swing and the The Children’s Museum is joining in with a day full of activities geared for kids. The day will be filled with many activities for kids of all ages, in English and Spanish.

  • Book of the Day: Oso Parda, Oso Parda Que Vez Ahí
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (10:00am)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (11:30am)
  • Little Artists: Uno Dos Tres Collage: Practice numbers in English and Spanish and crafts (1:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (2:00pm)
  • Meet The Artist: Taino Mask Making with Donna Lindo (3:30pm)
  • Bilingual Story Time: Learn words in English and Spanish (4:00pm)
  • Adventures with Dora and Diego (ongoing exhibit)

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The museum is open from 10am until 5pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the activities and other exhibits. Tickets are $11.00 for both adults and children, $7.00 for seniors.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, New York 10024

This is something I plan on doing with my girls. Our Puerto Rican heritage is rich in Taino history and this will be a great way to introduce Puerto Rican history to my girls. They have no idea and of my plans to take them to the a museum. It will be their first museum visit, but hopefully not our last.

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A Parade for Ganesh at the Rubin Museum of Art

Hit up the Rubin Museum of Art for a cultural and craftsy weekend. Transport yourself via stories about Ganesh, a deity with the head of an elephant and a huge helping heart. Then, hunt for Ganesh sculptures in the museum gallery, then create one of your own from clay.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

2:00pm – 4:00pm

150 West 17 Street
New York, New York

Price:

  • Adults – $10.00
  • Seniors 65+ – $5.00
  • Students 13+ – $5.00
  • Children (12 and younger) – Free
  • Museum members – Free
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$20 for Two Admissions Plus a Guided Tour at Museum of the American Gangster ($40 Value)

To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

$20 for Two Museum Admissions Plus a Guided Tour ($40 Total Value)

After a guided tour (a $5 value each), museum admission (a $15 value each) grants two adults the chance to browse the museum’s exhibits and artifacts on their own.

Museum of the American Gangster

Housed in a former speakeasy, the Museum of the American Gangster isn’t obvious on a casual stroll down St. Mark’s Place. If visitors know to look for number 80, though, they pass through a black gate and up a flight of stairs, where a plethora of artifacts and exhibits awaits. The museum focuses on American organized crime through the decades, which includes profiling mob bosses, Prohibition-era gangsters, serial bank robbers, and dastardly Scooby-Doo villains. The New York Times praised co-owner and tour guide Lorcan Otway as “so encyclopedic that touring the rooms takes an hour,” as he expounds upon America’s unique relationship with hedonism and straight-laced morality. In the Wall Street Journal, correspondent Alexandra Cheney mentions noteworthy finds including the museum’s genuine Tommy guns, vintage whiskey bottles, and old copper stills.

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One-Year Dual or Family Membership and “Journey of the Stars” Tickets at American Museum of Natural History (Up to 51% Off)

Explorations of the natural world reveal why the sky is blue, grass is green, and dogs can understand but not speak Italian. Unlock the world’s remaining mysteries with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$60 for a dual membership for two adults with two tickets to Journey to the Stars (a $120 value)

  • Unlimited general admission and special exhibition tickets
  • A one-year subscription to Rotunda members’ magazine
  • Discounts at museum shops and restaurants, as well as museum programs and show admissions
  • Members-only tours, programs, and workshops
  • Invitations to special-exhibition previews

$85 for a family membership for two adults and up to four children with four tickets to Journey to the Stars (a $175 value)

  • All benefits of a dual membership
  • Invitation to family holiday party
  • Children’s membership cards upon request

In addition to exploring the birth of ancient stars at the Whoopi Goldberg–narrated Journey to the Stars, members enjoy unlimited access to special exhibitions such as Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence, which explores the habitats of and evolution behind glowing creatures from the backyard to the deep sea via interactive iPad-powered infographics.

American Museum of Natural History

Collecting from the darkest depths of the ocean, beneath layered bedrock, or from the farthest reaches of space, the American Museum of Natural History catalogues, studies, and shares the latest knowledge about the natural world. The Museum’s famed permanent halls explore an array of topics, from human ancestry throughout the ages to deep history of lands ruled by dinosaurs. The Museum’s far-reaching educational programs extend beyond the permanent exhibits and the confines of the building, reaching into middle and high schools to fund and conduct hands-on, student-driven experiments. The Museum also underwrites scientific expeditions around the world, providing archeologists and paleontologists with essential supplies and Indiana Jones Halloween masks.

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The Jewish Museum Presents Randy Kaplan In Concert


Randy Kaplan will perform a family concert full of his American roots- and Delta blues-inspired tunes. Several of Randy’s original songs were prompted by Ezra Jack Keats’s books, such as Clementina’s CactusJennie’s Hat, and Whistle for Willie. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current exhibition, The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats. The concert is recommended for kids ages 2 to 7.

Sunday January 22, 2012

2:00pm
1109 Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $16/adults; $11/kids ($13 & $9 for members)
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Winter Break Workshops at The Jewish Museum

Spend a day or two of winter break painting and layering! Check out the exhibit “The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats” to draw inspiration for your own watercolor and paper pattern creations.

Friday December 30, 2011

1:00 pm
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York
Free with Museum Admission
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$19 for Admission for Two to the Museum of Sex ($38 Value)

Refusing to discuss sexuality results in many confounding questions, which can only be answered by filling your living room with flocks of seagulls and swarms of killer bees. Prevent unnecessary pecks and stings with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get two tickets to the Museum of Sex (a $38 value).

Dedicated to presenting human sexuality in an honest and academic light, the Museum of Sex opens lines of discourse and promotes understanding of our sexual history through artifacts, multimedia, and exhibitions. Rather than hide them under a mattress, the museum proudly displays features from over 15,000 artifacts in its Permanent Collection, including artworks, clothing and costumes, and historical ephemera. Guests can also stroll through several current exhibitionsAction: Sex and the Moving Image surveys the history of sex and film over their purely physical relationship of 150+ years, and The Sex Lives of Animals lays bare the mating habits of species other than our own, from the arranged marriages of panda bears to the hook-up culture of barflies.

After a romp through the museum, drop by the Museum of Sex Store and apply this deal’s 15% discount to a selection of curios such as books, stationary, toys, and condoms. Adult Mad Libs ($3.99) can entertain a party or assist with a nonsensical pickup line, and A.B.C. of S.E.X. ($30) proves helpful when the normal alphabet proves too boring. At the OralFix Bar, imbibe aphrodisiac potions ($12) like the Hot Sex in the City and munch on a Lemon Love Bar ($1.50) for passion, beauty, and phytochemical freakiness.

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Ezra Jack Keats Family Day At The Jewish Museum

Join the museum for Ezra Jack Keats Family Day in celebration of the author & illustrator of The Snowy DayWhistle for Willie and more. Enjoy live music, readings and special gallery hunts. Museum-goers will also have the opportunity to contribute to murals.

Sunday November 13, 2011

12:00pm-4:00pm
1109 Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: Free with museum admission

Children’s-Museum Outing for Two or Four to Imagine That!!! in Florham Park (Up to 55% Off)

Trial and error is the best way for kids to learn, which explains how a young Thomas Edison stumbled upon the lava lamp and the strobe light before he invented a fully functioning light bulb. Illuminate young minds with today’s Groupon to Imagine That!!! children’s museum. Choose between the following options:

  • For $10, you get museum admission for two (up to a $21.29 value).
  • For $19, you get museum admission for four (up to a $42.58 value).

Infants under the age of 1 can get into the museum for free. A 40-minute drive from New York City, Imagine That!!! is also accessible by public transit.

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16th Annual Halloween Celebration at the American Museum of Natural History

Carve your creepiest pumpkin design and go trick-or-treating through the halls of the natural history museum. Who knows what surprises await? You are likely to meet friends like Curious George, Cat in the Hat, or Toot and Puddle when you round a corner, and live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band and Louie and Subanda are sure to entertain.

Monday October 31, 2011

4:00pm-7:00pm
79th Street and Central Park West
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $10 per person ($9 for Museum Members)
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Events Around Town 10/29/11

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$9.50 for one admission to the Museum of Sex ($19 value)

In a city bursting with museums and cultural institutions, you’re bound to find some that explore the most out-of-the-box interests. How about one that examines our basic instincts? $9.50 buys you one admission to the Museum of Sex ($19 value) at 233 5th Ave, plus a 15% discount at the Mosex store and a 15% discount at the OralFix bar on the day of your visit.

When you hear there’s a Museum of Sex in NYC, you might be waiting for the punch line. But this place is no joke. With thousands of art and historical pieces and a board of advisors comprised of top scholars and academics, the goal of the museum is to present sexuality in its cultural context and encourage open discussion about the often taboo topic. Current exhibitions include Sex Lives of Robots, Sex Lives of Animals and Obscene Diary. The museum also houses a research library and hosts regular lectures and events. So step inside for an education on the erotic…or to indulge your blushing naughty side.

  • Landmark with over 15,000 artifacts
  • Former “Tenderloin” district location
  • 3 floors of exhibits; open daily
  • 15% off: Mosex store, OralFix bar
  • Media mentions: The NY Times, The New Yorker, The Jay Leno Show, Howard Stern
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Merchant’s House Museum Outing for One, Two or Four (Up to 60% Off)

The earliest museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon to the Merchant’s House Museum. Choose from the following options:

  • For $5, you get one general-admission ticket (a $10 value).
  • For $9, you get two general-admissions tickets (a $20 value).
  • For $16, you get four general-admissions tickets (a $40 value).
Merchant’s House Museum
NoHo
29 E 4th St.
Manhattan, New York 10003
(212) 777-1089

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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan: Target Free First Friday Night

Thanks to the Target program, admission to the museum is free this evening. Kids can hit the interactive exhibits or get creative doing themed art projects. All ages.

5pm–8pm

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
212 W 83rd St (between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway)
New York, New York
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New York Transit Museum’s 18th Annual Bus Festival At Atlantic Antic

Our fleet of vintage buses will be the stars at this annual event that includes kids’ workshops, free bus tours, and more. With Brooklyn’s largest street fair, the Atlantic Antic, just around the corner, this is always a fun-filled day!

Kids will love seeing the Transit Museum’s fleet of vintage buses! They can also participate in workshops and take free bus tours.

Sunday October 02, 2011

10:00am-5:00pm
Boerum Place between Slate Street and Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York
 
Pricing & Ticket Info: Free admission

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Grand Opening: The Children’s Museum of the Arts’ New Location

The Children’s Museum of the Arts is opening the doors to its brand new location at 103 Charlton St. The museum is hosting a block party in celebration of the new space, which is triple the size of the old location. There will also be opening weekend workshops for kids of all ages.

Saturday October 01,2011

10:00am-6:00pm
103 Charlton St.
New York,  New York
 
BLOCK PARTY 
Saturday, October 1 
Inside: 10-6pm, General Admission Price
Outside: 10-3pm, FREE
Art workshops, live music, photobooths and more! Click here for more information.OPENING WEEKEND WORKSHOPS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Art Speak with Gretta Johnson
Tour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm
Gallery, Ages 5 & Up
Inspired by Swoon’s artwork, learn to use graphite to make blind contours and build texture

Epic Film Media Lab
Ages 5 & Up
Build large sets and puppets then use stop-motion animation to bring them to life
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 

Radio Sound Off Sound Booth
5 & Up
Use instruments, props and found objects to create and record sound effects.

Music Time
11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm
WEE Arts; 5 & Under
Join the WEE staff in singing all your favorites and CMA originals!

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NYC Museums with Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Hours

Museums with free or pay-what-you-wish hours in 2011

Sundays

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

  • Guggenheim – Pay-what-you-wish 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. (normally $18)
  • Jewish Museum – Free all day, from 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (normally $12)
  • NY Hall of Science – Free 10 to 11 a.m., from September through June (normally $11)
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Free 10 a.m. to noon (normally $10)
  • Wave Hill – Free 9 a.m. to noon (normally $8)
  • NY Botanical Garden – Free grounds access 10 a.m. to noon, but excludes the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, Rock and Native Plant gardens and tram tour (grounds-only access normally $6)
  • First Saturdays only: Brooklyn Museum – Free admission and programs from 5 to 11 p.m. on the first Saturday of most months (normally a suggested $10)
  • Third Saturdays only: El Museo del Barrio – Free 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (normally a suggested $9)

Thanks to NewYorkology for compiling this list.

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Bank of America Presents Museums on Us

Bank of America is offering free museum admissions to its customers on the first weekend of every month. Their are over 150 museums to pick from nationwide, so the possibilities are endless. The following are the locations in our metropolitan area participating in the program:

NEW JERSEY

  • Garden State Discovery Museum
  • Liberty Science Center
  • WheatonArts and Cultural Center
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Morris Museum
  • Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
  • Newark Museum
  • The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College

NEW YORK

  • Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
  • Long Island Children’s Museum
  • Bronx Zoo
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • International Center of Photography
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • New York Aquarium
  • New York Hall of Science
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum
  • Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages

CONNECTICUT

  • The Discovery Museum and Planetarium
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

All you need is your Identification and Bank of America card and you can enjoy a fun filled day. For more details head on over to Bank of America.

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7th Annual Smithsonian Museum Day

For one day only, various museums around the city (and across the country) will open their doors to allow the public free access to their exhibits. By downloading a Museum Admission Card, visitors can roam the galleries of places such as The Children’s Museum of Manhattan; The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; and The Brooklyn Museum. In addition, Susan G. Komen for the Cure will be partnering with Smithsonian Magazine, and museum goers will be able to donate to a worthy cause.

CLICK HERE for a list of participating museums

CLICK HERE to download your free tickets

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Fiesta! At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

The Met is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with festivities such as a procession led by the Mariachi Real de México, a salsa dance workshop and story time with books written in Spanish and English. There will also be a musical performance of Mexico in the Heart.

Event Date: September 24, 2011
Event Time: 11:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan

¡Fiesta! Celebrating Hispanic and Latin American Culture—an all-day, museum-wide celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with an emphasis on family programming—will be presented on Saturday, September 24, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Museum’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative and Education Department. The Met’s second annual ¡Fiesta! will feature programs for all ages from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., offering visitors art-making activities, talks, music performances, and other engaging programs related to Pre-Columbian, Spanish, and Latin American art from the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. All of the ¡Fiesta! events are free with Museum admission.

Events and Programs
The festivities begin at 11 a.m. on the Metropolitan’s front steps with a procession led by performers from the band Mariachi Real de México into the Great Hall of the Museum. From there visitors can join a number of different Family Programs taking place throughout the day, including intergenerational How Did They Do That? demonstrations focusing on both Spanish armor and Andean featherwork; Storytime in Nolen Library featuring books written in Spanish and in Spanish and English; and artist-led Drop-in Drawing workshops for all ages in the Vélez Blanco Patio, the Met’s Spanish courtyard. In addition to these activities, there will also be an Early Music Foundation Performance of 17th-century Spanish music and dance at 12:30 p.m., which will be set against the Museum’s dramatic Spanish Choir Screen in the Medieval Galleries, and a Salsa Dance Workshop at 2:30 p.m. with dancers and an instructor from Ballet Hispanico. At 3:30 p.m., Mariachi Real de México will lead a second procession, this time from the Great Hall to the Museum’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium for Mexico in the Heart, a two-hour musical performance led by Jeff Nevin, featuring soprano Mónica Abrego, tenor Jose Luis Duval, The Villalobos Brothers, Mariachi Academy of New York, and Ballet Folklorico Raíces de México.

This event is made possible in part by Colgate-Palmolive Company.

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