CMA Stories

You're invited to our Belgian Cultural Festival on Sunday, September 22! Learn 6 fun facts about Belgian harpist Pia Salvia to get ready. Read more

CMA's August CIVICKIDS partner, Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, presents CIVICKIDS activities during their circus-themed summer program on August 19. Click to learn more about this historical museum! Read more

6 Fun Facts About CIVICKIDS!

This past year, CMA explored child-led civic engagement with CIVICKIDS! Find out what we learned through this process, including reflections on CMA's humble beginnings, how we tackled New York City's vast geographic landscape, a surprise visit from Elmo and Big Bird, and more! Read more

On Sunday, June 9, CMA will host special workshops and performances in recognition of Pride Month. Learn more about inspiring LGBTQ leaders below! Read more

You're invited to our Ethiopian Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 2! Learn some fun facts about artist Elias Sime to get ready.
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Redhawk Native American Arts Council is helping CMA share the CIVICKIDS theme of Celebration this May! Learn more about this vibrant organization. Read more

CMA celebrates its 30th birthday this year! Learn about what makes CMA unique — from its humble beginnings in a Greenwich Village apartment to its current state-of-the-art location in Soho. Read more

As our month of Sustainability comes to a close, we reflect on our neighbors doing great work by using science, art, and design to tackle the challenges of climate change over at the Climate Museum. Get to know these community leaders! Read more

On Sunday, May 5, CMA celebrates the traditional and contemporary art of Japan with our Japanese Cultural Festival. Learn more about Reiwa, Japan's new era! Read more

Shubho Nabobarsho! CMA invites you to our Bangladeshi Cultural Festival on Sunday, April 7.
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Raise your voice! Our Sound Booth workshop is inspired by Spoken Word during our Black Culture Festival on Sunday, February 24th. Read more

Tell your story! Our Media Lab workshop is inspired by Vietnamese Water Puppetry (Múa rối nước cổ truyền) during our Vietnamese Cultural Festival on Sunday, February 10th. Read more

CMA’s NYC Cultural Festival takes place on Sunday, January 27, and this year it's all about Queens! We invite you to learn a little bit more about CMA Teaching Artists from NYC's largest borough at this weekend's Fine Arts workshop. Read more

6 Funny Items You Can Actually Mail

This month, we're encouraging kids to mail postcards to elected officials expressing what's important to them. What else can you put in the mail? Find out below! Read more

CMA’s Indigenous Peoples Cultural Festival will be held on Sunday, November 4th in partnership with Redhawk Native American Arts Council. We invite you to learn some Lenape words in our Sound Booth workshop, the first language spoken in Lower Manhattan! Read more

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