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Superheroine La Borinqueña

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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) celebrates the opening of their new installation Superheroine La Borinqueña Comes to CMOM! featuring the Puerto Rician superheroine from Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez’s graphic novel series, La Borinqueña. The installation celebrates Puerto Rico’s rich cultural heritage and raises awareness of the impact of climate change on the isle country. Miranda-Rodriguez will unveil a larger-than-life comic book illustration of the element-battling superheroine at the opening and talk to children about his character, the creative process, and the advocacy and philanthropic mission behind the series. Young visitors will create their own culturally inspired superhero identities with a cape-making craft that will give them a ‘super’ wardrobe to join the battle for a better world. Children and families will also be able to engage in other socially conscious crafts including sculpting their own endangered sea turtles (tingler) and creating postcards to send to victims of global climate change.

 

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212 W. 83rd St.

Upper West Side, NY

212-721-1223

  • 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.