Celebrate Children’s Day at the Children’s Museum


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Manga artist Misako Rocks!

Celebrate Children’s Day at the Children’s Museum

Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan – 212 W. 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Admission: $12/$10 seniors/Free members and children under 12 months

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Children’s Museum is hosting a weekend inspired by the Japanese celebration of Children’s Day. Children can participate in several activities and enjoy the current exhibition “Hello from Japan!”

Marvelous Manhole Covers
There are an estimated 6,000 uniquely designed manhole covers throughout Japan. These manhole covers often include images specific to their area as part of their design like flowers and animals. Design your own manhole cover that represents your neighborhood or city.
Saturday, May 6| 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. | 6 & Older | Sign-up*

Too Cute Fashion
Learn about the colorful aesthetics of contemporary Japanese youth-inspired DIY (do-it-yourself) fashion in kawaii culture, then be inspired to make your own kawaii accessory!
Sunday, May 7| 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. | 6 & Older | Sign-up*

Draw like a Manga Artist with Misako Rocks!
Brooklyn-based Japanese manga artist Misako Rocks! takes you step by step as you learn how to draw your own comic book character in the popular Japanese Manga style.
Sunday, May 7| 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.| 6 & Older | Sign-up*

Kamishibai Storytelling
Kamishibai is a traditional form of Japanese storytelling. Listen to traditional Japanese and new kawaii-inspired stories in our “Hello From Japan!” Shinto shrine.
Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7| 12:30pm | All ages | Drop-in

Karaoke Superstars
Pop in for some karaoke fun when Children’s Museum Educators take over the “Hello From Japan!” exhibit. Join in and sing along with familiar songs and pop favorites!
Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 7| 4:30 p.m. | All ages | Drop-in

* Due to limited space, this program requires you to sign-up for entry. Sign-up in the lobby one hour before the event.

For more information, please visit Children’s Museum of Manhattan’s website.