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FALL 2009 SEASON OF LIVELY FAMILY PROGRAMS BEGINS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUMShare

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Press Contacts: Anne Scher/Alex Wittenberg, 212.423.3271, pressoffice@thejm.org

NEW YORK, NY - The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2009 season of family programs in September with a lively array of concerts, art workshops, music classes, film days, and more. The fall line-up includes concerts by the Funkey Monkeys on Sunday, October 18, Gustafer Yellowgold on Sunday, November 15, and Shiralala on Sunday, December 13. Other highlights are a drop-in Rosh Hashanah art workshop on Sunday, September 13; Tuesday music classes with Music for Aardvarks for toddlers from September 22 to November 14; the Museum’s annual Family Celebration on Friday, December 25; and Family Film Days on Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29.

In addition, families can visit Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces. In this engaging and thoroughly interactive experience, children become archaeologists as they search for clues about ancient and modern objects. Visitors can discover what happens after archaeologists unearth artifacts and bring them back to their labs for in-depth analysis. Children ages 3 through 10 magnify, sketch and weigh objects from the past and the present, piece together clay fragments, interpret symbols, and dress in costumes. The children’s exhibition is open every day except Wednesday and Saturday.

For further information regarding family programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for programs at The Jewish Museum can now be purchased online at the Museum’s web site, www.thejewishmuseum.org.


FAMILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE


Sunday, September 13

ART WORKSHOP: Sculptural Honey Vessels
12 noon – 4 pm

Ages 4 and up
Children can create one-of-a kind honey container sculptures in celebration of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year).
Free with Museum admission


Tuesday, September 22 through November 14

MUSIC CLASSES: MUSIC FOR AARDVARKS AND OTHER MAMMALS
TEN SESSIONS: 10 – 10:45 am OR 11 - 11:45 am

Ages 1 to 4
Toddlers and their parents can dance, sing funky original tunes, and create a jam session together in this series of classes lead by Mike Messer of The Dirty Sock Funtime Band.
Registration fee: $365.00 per child; $335.00 Jewish Museum family member
Class size is limited – early registration is recommended – parents can call 212.423.3225 to register.



Monday and Tuesday, October 5 and 6

ART WORKSHOP: Miniature Sukkah Wonders
1 pm – 4 pm

Ages 4 and up
Children can design a sukkah for the harvest festival of Sukkot using wood, handmade papers and colorful fabric.
Free with Museum admission


Sunday, October 18

CONCERT: FUNKEY MONKEYS TWO SHOWS!
11:30 am AND 2:00 pm

Ages 2 to 6
Described as “Seinfeld meets the Wiggles,” this uniquely hip six-member band incorporates funny sketches and improvised bits, along with their special brand of truly funky kid's music, and takes inspiration from diverse sources such as Saturday Night Live, Moulin Rouge, and The Muppet Show.
Tickets: $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member;
$9 child Jewish Museum family level member



Sunday, November 15

CONCERT: GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD
2:00 pm

Ages 3 and up
Led by award-winning illustrator/songwriter Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold blends live music and original animation in “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss,” says The New York Times.
Tickets: $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member;
$9 child Jewish Museum family level member



Sunday, December 6

FAMILY WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
11:30 am – 1 pm

Ages 5 to 12
Families who have children with special needs will explore the work of 20th-century artist Man Ray through an art project and gallery activities in the exhibition, Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention. Snacks will be provided.
Free with Museum admission
Advance registration is required - space is limited - parents can call 212.423.3256 to register.



Sunday, December 13

ART WORKSHOP AND GALLERY TOUR: Reuse, Reinvent: Electric Hanukkah Menorahs
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ages 8 to 12
Families will tour the exhibition Reinventing Ritual: Contemporary Art and Design for Jewish Life and work with multimedia artists LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) to craft a glowing Hanukkah menorah using low-tech electronics and sculptural techniques.
Tickets: $12 per adult; $10 per child; $10 adult Jewish Museum family level member;
$8 child Jewish Museum family level member
Advance registration is required - space is limited - parents can call 212.423.3337 to register.

HANUKKAH CONCERT: SHIRALALA
2:00 pm

Ages 3 to 8
This one-of-a-kind concert features the kiddie-rock stylings of singer Shira Kline and her band as they play such infectious songs as Hanukkah Bamba.

Tickets: $16 per adult; $11 per child; $13 adult Jewish Museum family level member;
$9 child Jewish Museum family level member



Thursday, December 24; Sunday, December 27; Monday, December 28;
Tuesday, December 29; Thursday, December 31

VACATION WEEK DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Lights, Collage, Action
1 pm – 4 pm

Ages 3 and up
Children can design mixed media collage boxes inspired by the theme of light, and explore the exhibition, Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention.
Free with Museum admission


Friday, December 25

FAMILY CELEBRATION
11:30 am – 3 pm

Ages 3 and up
Once again, The Jewish Museum offers a variety of activities on this special family day, including a huge drop–in arts and crafts workshop, live music, and gallery activities.
Free with Museum admission


Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29

FAMILY FILM DAYS: REALLY ROSIE TO THE MUPPET SHOW
11:30 am - 2 pm

Ages 3 to 9
A day of classic family films and television episodes from the Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting includes episodes of Maurice Sendak’s Really Rosie and The Muppet Show. Families will also enjoy snacks during intermission.
Free with Museum Admission


Sundays beginning October 18

DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP
1 to 4 pm
Ages 3 and up
A hands-on drop–in art workshop focusing on Jewish holidays, the Museum’s collection, and special exhibitions and ticketed programs.
Free with Museum admission


Sundays beginning October 18

STORYBOOKS & ART
1:15 pm
Ages 3 to 7
Children can listen to stories selected from the Museum’s library of children's book favorites and then participate in a gallery activity.
Free with Museum admission


ADULTS ARE ASKED TO ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILDREN TO ALL PROGRAMS.

The Jewish Museum offers a state-of-the-art audio guide for children ages 5 to 12 to its permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey. Visitors are able to enjoy the children’s audio guide free with Museum admission. The audio guides are sponsored by Bloomberg.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education’s school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation, Inc., MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, L’Oreal USA, Inc., Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Michael Tuch Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Domenic M. Recchia Jr., Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member David I. Weprin, Council Member Bill de Blasio, Council Woman Melinda Katz, Council Member James F. Gennaro, and other City Council Members.


About The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture.


General Information (NEW MUSEUM HOURS)

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 5:45pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum’s Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

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