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Native American Arts Fest: Storytelling

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  • Nov. 23, 2019 through Nov. 24, 2019, daily, 10:30am
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
  • 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side
  • Baby & toddler, Pre-school & younger
  • Free with museum admission ($15; free for children younger than 1)

Nimoshom and His Bus
Children’s Museum educators share the story of Nimoshom, a school bus driver with a lot to say. Nimoshom means “my grandfather” in Cree, and this children’s book tells the story of author Penny M. Thomas’ grandfather who loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say—sharing silly stories and teaching kids new words in Cree.

Thunder Boy Jr.
Meet Thunder Boy Jr., he was named after his dad, but he wants a name that’s all his own. CMOM Museum Educator’s share the story a little boy determined to find his own way in the children’s book Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie.

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.