CMA in the Community

Free Arts & Outposts

For children ages 1-15 years old to promote collaborative artmaking in the community

CMA partners with organizations to provide free art workshops to families through various outposts in NYC. Teaching Artists provide a range of experiences including free outdoor movies under the sunset, making collaborative art on historic Governors Island, spending an evening at CMA with friends, making gifts for loved ones at a holiday market, and more.

CIVICKIDS Outposts

CIVICKIDS Outposts

In celebration of the museum’s 30th anniversary CIVICKIDS campaign, CMA is hosting civic engagement-themed outposts throughout New York City. From April through August 2019, CMA will host over 40 free art-making outposts in 27 locations throughout all five New York City boroughs. Through a partnership with Culture Pass, which offers free admission to local cultural institutions (including CMA) to New York City public library cardholders, CMA will host workshops at the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library branches. Other highlights include pop-up workshops at Car Free Day, INCLUDEnyc’s Outdoors for Autism, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s World Refugee Day, and Hudson RiverKids at Pier 25 and Pier 62.

This program is sponsored, in part, by Google and the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation.

2019 Dates

Wednesday, April 3 @ 3pm
Queens Library for Teens
Far Rockaway, Queens

Wednesday April 3 @ 5pm
Queens Library Peninsula
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Thursday, April 4 @ 4pm
NYPL Macomb’s Bridge
Harlem, Manhattan

Monday, April 15 @ 4pm
Queens Library Pomonok
Kew Gardens, Queens

Tuesday, April 16 @ 3:30pm
NYPL Kingsbridge
Kingsbridge, Bronx

Wednesday April 17 @ 11am
Brooklyn Library Marcy
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 17 @ 3pm
Queens Library for Teens
Far Rockaway, Queens

Wednesday, April 17 @ 5pm
Queens Library Peninsula
Rockaway Beach, Queens

Friday, April 19 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 24 @ 11am
Elmhurst Community Library
Elmhurst, Queens

Wednesday, April 24 @ 2:30pm
Jackson Heights Community Library
Jackson Heights, Queens

Wednesday, April 24 @ 3pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, April 27
Car Free Day Broadway
Manhattan

Monday, April 29 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Tuesday, April 30 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Bedford
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 8 @ 3pm
NYPL Spuyten Duyvil
Riverdale, Bronx

Friday, May 10 @ 10:30am
The Big Playdate @ NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Midtown Manhattan

Friday, May 10 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 11
Hudson Guild Children’s Center
Chelsea, Manhattan

Thursday, May 16
Oregon Trail at Hudson Park Library
Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Friday, May 17 @ 4pm
Brooklyn Library Clarendon
Flatbush Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 18
Hudson Guild Children’s Center
Chelsea, Manhattan

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Bedford
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Wednesday, May 22 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 23 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 30
NYPL Melrose
Melrose, Bronx

Saturday, June 1
Leslie-Lohman Summer Block Party
Soho, Manhattan

Saturday, June 1 @ 11am
IncludeNYC Outdoors for Autism
Mullaly Park, Bronx

Monday, June 3 @ 4pm
Queens Library South Jamaica
Jamaica, Queens

Thursday, June 6
Summer Reading Kickoff at Brooklyn Central Library
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 6 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Brownsville
Brownsville, Brooklyn

Saturday, June 8 @ 11:30am
NYPL Port Richmond
Port Richmond, Staten Island

Monday, June 10
Queens Library South Jamaica
Jamaica, Queens

Wednesday, June 12 @ 3:30pm
Brooklyn Library Sunset Park
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 13
NYPL Allerton
Allerton, Bronx

Saturday, June 22
World Refugee Day at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Tuesday, August 27
Hudson River Park RiverKids
Pier 25, Manhattan

Thursday, August 29
Hudson River Park RiverKids
Pier 62, Manhattan

2018 Dates

CIVICKIDS Button Making Pop Up at New York Street Fair

SoHo Story Wheels at the SoHo Block Party

Zero Waste Weaving Inspired by Ryan Frank at SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival

Poster Party with the Young & Mighty March in Sunnyside, Queens

Free Arts Island Outpost

Free Arts Island Outpost on Governors Island

Young artists can travel to the historic Governors Island for free hands-on art making workshops lead by CMA Teaching Artists! On weekends from 11-5 PM, the open outdoor space of Free Arts Island Outpost beckons families to become inspired to explore big projects utilizing found objects and traditional mediums. This is a space to invent, adapt, and transform relationships to art and the art-making process. The 2019 season runs from June 1—October 27, 2019. Free Arts Island Outpost is located at Building 13 in Nolan Park.

This program is supported, in part, by Con Edison, the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Margaret Chin and Carlina Rivera.


Pay-As-You-Wish Hours at CMA

Pay-As-You Wish Hours, Thursdays 4-6PM

Every Thursday from 4-6 PM, admission to CMA is pay-as-you-wish. Join us for painting and drawing in the Fine Arts Studio, sculpt a creature at the Clay Bar, make an animation in the Media Lab, and dig your fingers into gooey flubber in stART Studio! All workshops offered during general admission are available during pay-as-you-wish hours.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Members Corey Johnson and Stephen T. Levin.

 

This program is supported, in part, by Con Edison, the Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Horowitz Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to Councilmember Margaret Chin.

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