212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Description: Duke Ellington had a specialty for combining melodies and rhythms giving viewers an opportunity to experience what he coined American Music. He was known for composing music for individual performers� styles and relied on their knowledge and expertise to help carry the band�s style together. Construct your own musical instruments similar to the ones you may hear in Duke Ellington�s compositions! This program is part of Jazzed!: The Changing Beat of 125th Street.
Venue Description: Hoping to motivate children and families to learn about themselves and the various cultures of the world, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) houses a variety of interactive exhibitions and programs. Over 80 workshops, classes, and performances are offered FREE with admission to the museum each week. The museum boasts four priority areas: its early childhood education program, which prepares children for kindergarten; creativity in the arts and sciences to encourage creative and analytical thinking; healthy lifestyles programs that address the physical and emotional feelings within a family; and the exploration of world cultures, which provides children with an awareness of our diverse society. Additional programs and exhibits include the celebrated PlayWorks? floor for preschoolers; Gods, Myth and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece, which is designed to introduce art, science, and literature to children; and the Healthy Living programming, created with healthcare providers to encourage good nutrition and daily exercise. Current limited-time programs include Amusement Park Science and American Dreamland: Artwork by Philomena Maran.
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