103 Charlton St.
SoHo, NY 10014
Description: Heart Gallery NYC is a not-for-profit organization that works to raise awareness about foster care and find loving and supportive "forever families" for children in foster care. Renowned photographers volunteer their time and talents, creating beautiful images of the children that we exhibit in high-traffic areas, such as Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, and Atlantic Terminal. Often, people see the portrait of a child and feel a strong connection, which leads to adoption.
May is National Foster Care Month. There are nearly 13,000 foster children in New York City alone and every child deserves a secure home and a loving family. In this spirit, on May 7, a new Heart Gallery NYC Photo Exhibit will launch at Children's Museum of the Arts featuring 18 beautiful photographs of children in foster care, all of whom are hoping to find their "forever families."
Photographers of the exhibit include Martin Schoeller, Deborah Feingold, James Salzano, Michael Weschler and others. The exhibit will be on display through May 31.
To learn more about the exhibit and other exhibits and to see the on-line photo gallery visit heartgallerynyc.org. For more information, call 212-965-8699.
Venue Description: The Children's Museum of the Arts, founded in 1988, is one of the oldest children's art museums in the world. The museum encourages self-expression and self-esteem in kids through the visual and performing arts and hands-on art programs. Visitors can interact with changing exhibitions of children's art and make their own art, guided by highly skilled professional artists. The museum also offers regular art workshops and hosts children's birthday parties.
The Children's Museum of the Arts is located at 103 Charlton St., near Hudson Square, and is open Monday-Wednesday 12-5pm, Thursday-Friday 12pm-6pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10pm-5pm. Admission is $10; free infants younger than 1; "pay as you wish" on Thursdays 4-6pm. CMA is wheelchair accessible. For more information: 212-274-0986 or cmany.org.
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