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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