Special Reading with Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch

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November 20, 2011


Children's Museum of Manhattan

Upper West Side

Young elementary

Museum admission: $11; $7 seniors; free children younger than 1

Event description: Former Mayor Ed Koch reads "Eddie Shapes Up," a new children's book he wrote with his sister Pat Koch Thaler. Based on Koch's own childhood, this story is about an overweight boy who hates recess because he is an easy target for bullying but eventually takes action to get healthy. Copies available for purchase and signing following reading.

Address: 212 W. 83rd St.
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-721-1223
Website: cmom.org

About Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Children's Museum of Manhattan inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. Since opening in a neighborhood storefront in 1973, CMOM has grown into a 38,000-square-foot learning facility with outreach programs at nearly 50 sites throughout New York City. 

CMOM focuses on four priority areas to impact children in ways that will last a lifetime:

  • Early childhood education prepares children for success in school.
  • Creativity in the arts and sciences inspires creative and analytical thinking skills for lifelong learning.
  • Healthy lifestyles programs provide a blueprint for a family's physical, emotional and environmental well-being.
  • Exploration of world cultures gives children awareness, understanding and context for the diverse society in which we all live.


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