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MUSIC FOR AARDVARKS AND OTHER MAMMALS CLASSES FOR TODDLERS AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 24Share

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

NEW YORK, NY - Beginning September 22, The Jewish Museum presents Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals, a weekly music class for toddlers on ten Tuesdays through November 24. This hip and original class is being taught by Mike Messer, lead singer of the Dirty Sock Funtime Band. Two sessions are offered, the first from 10:00 to 10:45 am, and the second from to 11:00 to 11:45 am. Toddlers ages 6 months to 4 years and their parents will enjoy singing, dancing and jumping in this interactive program with musical instruments, props, bubbles, parachutes and other surprises. They will learn songs celebrating the lives of kids in the city, as well as more traditional and universal themes. A stimulating and fertile musical environment, positive role models, and gentle guidance and encouragement provide an enriching and vital experience. The classes help young children gain a sense of themselves and a connection to the world they live in.

Music for Aardvarks is the brainchild of David Weinstone, a classically trained ex-punk rocker. His songs were originally written for the Music for Aardvarks classes he founded. Wrote Time Out NY Kids, “it’s no exaggeration to say that Weinstone has changed the musical geography of New York.”

The registration fee for each twelve-class course is $365.00 per child; and $335.00 for Jewish Museum family members. Parents registering siblings receive a 20% discount for the second child. Class size is limited and early registration is recommended. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information, the public may call 212.423.3225 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org/families.


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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