Release Date: August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Season of Family Programs Begins at the Jewish Museum in September

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New York, NY, August 30, 2017 - The Jewish Museum launches its fall 2017 season of family programs in September with an array of concerts, art workshops, and more.

Headlining the concert line-up is platinum-selling artist Lisa Loeb on October 22.  Among other programs on the schedule are the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 10; drop-in art workshops; and family art activities.

For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets can be purchased online at thejewishmuseum.org/families. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.

FALL 2017 FAMILY PROGRAM SCHEDULE

CONCERTS

Lisa Loeb
Sunday, October 22, 11:30 am
Tickets: $16 general public, $13 Jewish Museum family members

A premiere performance at the Jewish Museum from Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb, who started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites, and is widely known for her award-winning CDs for kids, including her most recent albums, Nursery Rhyme Parade! and Feel What U Feel.  Ages 3 - 8

The FunkeyMonkeys
Sunday, November 19, 11:30 am
Tickets: $16 general public, $13 Jewish Museum family members

The FunkeyMonkeys are a super-group of professional musicians, comedians, and teachers who deliver one-of-a kind performances, described as "Seinfeld meets the Wiggles." Ages 2 - 6

Mister G
Sunday, December 17, 11:30 am
Tickets: $16 general public, $13 Jewish Museum family members

Latin Grammy Award-winning children's musician Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) performs an interactive, high energy, and multicultural Hanukkah concert.  Ages 3 – 8

Oran Etkin
Monday, December 25, 11:30 am
Tickets: $16 general public, $13 Jewish Museum family members

Renowned jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin and founder of the Timbalooloo music group performs a harmonious mix of klezmer, jazz, and African music. Ages 3 – 8


FAMILY DAYS

Modigliani Family Day
Sunday, November 12, Noon - 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

A lively high energy event for families to honor Amedeo Modigliani’s artistic techniques by sculpting a miniature head in clay; drawing a model in our art studio; enjoying  folk-pop-jazz sounds from Jo-Jo and the Pinecones; collaborating on a giant figurative sculpture; and viewing the masterworks in Modigliani Unmasked. Ages 3 & up

Hanukkah Family Day
Sunday, December 10, Noon - 4 pm
Free with Museum admission

A festive afternoon to celebrate Hanukkah with pop-rock tunes from Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights; themed workshops for kids to build a sculptural Hanukkah lamp with funky found objects, collaborate on a giant collage; and  a Hanukkah story drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins. Ages 3 & up


DROP-IN ART PROGRAMS

Studio Art Sessions
Sundays beginning September 10, 1 - 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Families explore new themes each week in these drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view. Visit the Jewish Museum’s website for details. Ages 3 & up

Second Sundays Dig Drop-In
The second Sunday of each month beginning September 10, Noon - 3 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum’s simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Ages 3- 10

Drop-In Art Workshop: Mobiles for Modigliani
Sunday, October 8, Monday, October 9, & Tuesday, October 10, 1 – 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids can create colorful mobiles to decorate their homes or sukkahs for the holiday of Sukkot using found objects, and draw family portraits inspired by Modigliani Unmasked. Ages 3 & up

Drop-In Art Workshop: Express Yourself through Costume
December 24-26, 28, 29, & 31, Noon - 4 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids can transform themselves by using unusual materials to create wearable works of art inspired by drawings and costumes on view in Modigliani Unmasked and Veiled Meanings: Fashioning Jewish Dress, from the Collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Ages 3 & up


PICTURE THIS! SERIES
Picture This!
Sundays, October 22, November 19, & December 17, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Each program begins with a 10 am gallery program that includes interactive art-viewing activities and a book reading from the PJ Library collection, followed by an opportunity to create original artworks and a concert at 11:30 am featuring an acclaimed performer. Ages 4 - 10
Single tickets: $25 per person
Series package (three Picture This! programs): $60 per person 

Jewish Museum Family Members single tickets: $22 per person
Jewish Museum Family Members series package: $54 per person 



ACCESS FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Workshops for Kids with Disabilities
Sundays, October 29 & December 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Examine art on view and create a work of your own in these programs for families with children who have developmental and learning disabilities. Workshops include gallery activities and an art project. Ages 5 - 17
Free with advance registration; families should email access@thejm.org. For more information about the Museum’s Access programs, visit TheJewishMuseum.org/LearningandDevDisabilities


Support

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. Family programming is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Council Members Daniel R. Garodnick, Ben Kallos, Ydanis Rodriguez, and the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The Picture This! series is supported through a grant from PJ Library®, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Access Programming made possible by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation and the New York City 
Department of Cultural Affairs.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on New York City's famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. The Museum is devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, and offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

Location: 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City
Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm.
Admission: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm.  Free on Saturdays.
Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org

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