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Pride at CMOM

Tuesdays – Sundays, 10am–5pm, through June 30;
Manhattan PRIDE at CMOM

Children can learn about the heritage of Pride, historic LGBTQ+ New York City leaders, and how to become active members in their communities through a variety of artmaking and STEM projects, story times, music and dance activities, and special performances.

The Stonewall Uprising was a series of protests in New York City where members of the LGBTQ+ community stood up for their basic rights and rights to self-expression. CMOM will honor this important moment in the City’s history through activities that help build tools to stand up for fundamental rights.

Artful Activism
Children will create a sign in support of the LGBTQ+ community and learn about LGBTQ+ civil rights and pioneering figures like Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Stormé DeLarverie, and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy.
Saturday, June 1 | 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Mighty Megaphones
Kids can design their own megaphones to amplify their voices and raise awareness about community issues that are important to them.
Saturday & Sunday, June 1 – 2 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages
Saturday & Sunday, June 8 – 9 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Storytime with Poppy Harlow and Laura Jarrett: THE COLOR OF LOVE
If love were a color, what color would it be? CNN news anchor Poppy Harlow and Saturday TODAY‘s Laura Jarrett will read a warmhearted tale that encourages young readers to celebrate the many meanings of love, followed by a fun artmaking activity.
Saturday, June 1 | 10:30 am | Drop-in | Ages 3 – 7
Rainbows are an international symbol for LGBTQ+ Pride. Activities will help color our world to honor community and individual expression.

Three-Dimensional Pride Flag
Children will create a giant 3-dimensional Pride banner to honor the Christopher Street Day Liberation March.
Tuesday – Friday, June 11 – 14 | 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Rainbow Screen-printing
Explore Screen-printing techniques and play with color mixing with this fun, rainbow-themed project.
Tuesday – Friday, June 11 – 14 | 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Science Experiment: Supernova Rainbow
Using liquids of differing densities as well as gravity, kids will explore the cosmos by creating their own rainbow supernovas.
Tuesday – Friday, June 11 – 14 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Strike A Pose!: Photo Booth Mural
All visitors are invited to strike a pose in front of a fierce backdrop in an interactive, fabulous installation. Photos can be added to The Friendship Tree installation or brought home as a keepsake!
Monday – Friday, June 10 – 14 | 10:00 am – 4:45 pm | Self-Administered | All ages
Community is the cornerstone of Pride Month. The CMOM community will come together to share joy and support each other through challenges.

Pride Parade Floats
Pride is a mix of strength and joy, starting with the community and its continued efforts to reach equality. Children will create a mini-Pride parade float that expresses something in their community that is important to them.
Tuesday, June 18 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Community Bracelets
A community is a large family that uplifts all its members. Participants will create a unique bracelet and trade it with a new friend at the Museum.
Saturday & Sunday, June 22 – 23 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Julián Is a Mermaid Head Crowns
Children will create a botanical mermaid crown inspired by the book Julián Is a Mermaid—author Jessica Love’s spirited picture book about a boy who dreams of being a pretty mermaid and his grandmother who supports his dream.
Friday – Sunday, June 21 – 23 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages
Thursday & Friday, June 20 – 21 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages
To celebrate every unique body, museum visitors will shake their sillies out, chant powerful affirmations, and loves themselves for being exactly as they are.

Inside Me, Outside Me
Kids will create a mixed-media collage that expresses who they are inside and out.
Monday – Friday, June 24 – 28 | 10:30 am – 4:30 pm | Drop-in | All ages
Saturday, June 29 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Mindful Marvelous Mirrors!
Inspired by the book A Boy and His Mirror by Marchánt Davis, kids will make a self-affirming mirror designed to strengthen self-esteem.
Friday – Sunday, June 28 – 30 | 10:30 am – 4:45 pm | Drop-in | All ages

Rainbow Seekers Performance: A Pride Show for Everyone
Rainbow Seekers is the new queer family musical from nationally acclaimed children’s band Ants on a Log. This interactive show encourages children to explore authentic self-expression and practice social-emotional skills through singing, dancing, and hands-on superpower-themed activities.
Saturday, June 29 | Act One: 2:00 pm – 2:30pm; Act Two: 2:45 pm – 3:15pm | Drop-in
| Ages 4 – 11

CMOM’s Kiki Dance Party
The word “Kiki” grew out of Black LGBTQ+ American social culture, and it means to gather and share space with friends. Kids will shake their sillies out and kiki to the sounds of house beats.
Friday, June 28 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Drop-in | All ages

I Love My Hair!
Hair tells vibrant stories about style and cultures. Inspired by The Hair Book by LaTonya Yvette, kids will celebrate the beauty and diversity of hair as they twist, curl, and accessorize a mixed-media hair portrait with yarn, wax sticks and ribbons.
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 – 30 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm & 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm | Drop-in | All age

Interactive Storytime: Bodies Are Cool by Tyler Feler
Through an empowering, rhythmic text that is perfect for reading aloud, kids will explore various skin tones, body shapes, hair types, and more, as they celebrate body positivity and confidence!
Monday – Sunday, June 24 – 30 | Drop-in | 4:00 pm – 4:30pm | All ages


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