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Pumpkins & Potions with The Creative Kitchen

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  • Oct. 19, 2019 through Oct. 20, 2019, see website for times
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • All Ages
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

Pumpkins & Potions with The Creative Kitchen
The Creative Kitchen takes over the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for a weekend of tricks, treating and tastings with cooking demonstrations, food-inspired storytimes, sing-alongs, and more!

Pumpkin Potions and Play-stations
The Creative Kitchen hosts Halloween and pumpkin-inspired storytimes, sing-alongs, art projects, and freaky fun food tasting stations. The Creative Kitchen hosts hands-on children cooking classes in schools, as well as large events including their annual Kids Food Festival.
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20 | 10:30 – 4:45 pm | All ages | Drop-in 

Hocus Pocus Hands-on Cooking with Chef Cricket Azima
Join the big cheese of The Creative Kitchen, Chef Cricket Azima, as she helps you discover creative ways to make simple, healthy and delicious dishes and snacks with pumpkins.
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20 | 2 & 3 pm | Ages 6 & older | Sign-up**

Trick, Treat & Taste Trail
Sample spooky snacks and diabolical desserts as you trick or treat your way through a variety of fun and healthy snacks.
Saturday & Sunday, October 19 & 20 | 10:00 – 4:45 pm | All ages | Drop-in 

Funding for this program provided by Morgan Stanley Foundation.

About Children's Museum of Manhattan

212 W. 83rd St.

Upper West Side, NY


  • Standard hours: Tuesday–Friday, Sunday, 10am–5pm; Saturday, 10am–7pm; Open Mondays, 10am-5pm in summer only

  • 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.