Sunday January 31st is Sunday Funday an event fundraiser for CMOM the event is once again back at Chelsea Piers. This year it’ll be staring one of my kids favorite NYC musician Laurie Berkner!
Sunday Funday is back by popular demand!
For the second year running, hundreds of families will celebrate Sunday Funday with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan on January 31, 2016. CMOM will bring together the best in family entertainment, indoor sports and games, creative workshops and fabulous food for the whole family.
Children 0 to 12 will enjoy age-appropriate activities from live performances to celebrity appearances, mechanical rides to bouncy castles. Infants and toddlers will enjoy soft play areas and sing-alongs, and themed art and science workshops run for all ages by Museum educators. A dress-up photo booth, kidz pop dance party and face painters will add to the family fun!
All food and drink is included in the price of your ticket!
Buffet Lunch – Dessert Bar – Yummy Snacks
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.
10:30AM – 2PM
10AM VIP EARLY ENTRY
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) was founded by families and individuals to create a place of joy and learning for all children. All funds raised at Sunday Funday will support top-notch cultural programming enjoyed by 350,000 people a year, free access to CMOM for over 50,000 low-income individuals a year and outreach programs in over 50 sites in high-need neighborhoods across New York City.
Have a toddler who loves Nickelodeon? Well we’ve got some great news for you! As part of what Cyma Zarghami, President of Nickelodeon Group, has called “Nickelodeon’s biggest pipeline of content for every demo and in every genre,” the channel is planning to release more than 100 episodes of brand-new educational programming this year, including four new series that are sure to excite. Joining the existing lineup— which consists such favorites as Dora the Explorer, PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Peter Rabbit, and Team Umizoomi (and the newly launched Wallykazam!)— will be Blaze & the Monster Machines, Fresh Beat Band of Spies, Shimmer & Shine, and Dora and Friends: Into the City! Here’s a little bit about each of the upcoming shows:
Created by Jeff Borkin of Team Umizoomi and Blues Clues and Ellen Martin of Bubble Guppies and the Backyardigans, Blaze and the Monster Machines is a brand-new CG-animated series set to debut on Nickelodeon this fall. Blaze and the Monster Machines introduces preschoolers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), making it the first preschool show that features a curriculum dedicated to all areas of STEM. The show focuses on an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his incredible monster truck Blaze on super-sized adventures, as AJ and the viewer help Blaze to explore the physics of how things move, master mathematics and discover how everyday technologies work.
From Nadine van der Velde and Scott Kraft, the same duo that brought you the hit live-action show The Fresh Beat Band, join Kiki, Marina, Twist and Shout as a group of undercover spies in The Fresh Beat Band of Spies! In this new animated series, which teaches problem-solving to preschoolers, the pop band uses their individual talents and the coolest transforming spy gadgets to outwit a goofy cast of bad guys and solve an endless series of wild and wacky mysteries. Fresh Beat Band of Spies is currently in production, and will air on Nickelodeon in 2015.
Shimmer & Shine, a brand-new animated series created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, follows the magical adventures of Shimmer and Shine, fraternal twin genies who unintentionally create chaos while attempting to grant wishes for their human best friend, Leah. The new series features an emotional-intelligence curriculum that highlights mistakes as an important avenue to learning and doing better next time. Shimmer & Shine, set to premiere in 2015, is produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studios.
Dora and Friends: Into the City! is a brand-new animated preschool series featuring the iconic character Dora the Explorer in new adventures, with new friends and a new interactive curriculum. Set to air toward the end of this summer, the series follows Dora (now 10 years old) to school, where she is at the center of a peer group. The group works together to give back to the community, having both real-life and magical adventures along the way with their leader Dora, who remains the adventurer, good friend and problem-solver we know and love. Dora and Friends helps teach Spanish and introduces new educational areas to the curriculum, including social-emotional skills like community service and peer relationships.
Jingle the bells, put up some mistletoe and make a cup of cocoa because the Christmas season is here and Nickelodeon has its first-ever full-length stop-animation special, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas! Inspired by the classic Rankin/Bass specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, this new holiday classic for the entire family is now on store shelves. This perfect holiday gift for any spongebob fan it also includes 2 MP3 compatible downloadable songs from the episode (“Santa’s Eyes” and “Hot Fruitcake”) and the exclusive Behind the Scenes Featurette. So there’s plenty to rejoice for both new and old SpongeBob fans this holiday season!
In SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!, Plankton vows to get his Christmas wish – the Krabby Patty formula – by turning everyone in Bikini Bottom bad by feeding them his special jerktonium-laced fruitcake. John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus. Don’t miss the popular SpongeBob SquarePants song, “Don’t Be a Jerk, It’s Christmas,” written by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and Andy Paley. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment, and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!is available now on DVD
Peter Rabbit hops on to the TV screen with the premiere of Nickelodeon’s brand-new primetime holiday special, “Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale,” Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Told with humor and heart, the special is a fresh re-imagining of the classic Beatrix Potter children’s books, which have sold over 250 million copies worldwide and been translated into 35 languages.
In “Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Tale,” Peter Rabbit and his friend Benjamin Bunny take over for Mr. Bouncer when he gets sick and can’t make the important holiday supply delivery. They brave a blizzard and a sneaky fox, Mr. Tod, in order to deliver important gifts and supplies to the residents of the Lake District. Along the way, Peter and Benjamin meet a new friend, Lily Bobtail. Inspired by Beatrix Potter, Lily is strong, smart, independent, curious, a nature-lover and artist who is just as willful and playful as her male counterparts.
Set in Potter’s treasured Lake District, Peter lives in a world where behind every rock there is a surprise to discover and where dangers (be it a sly fox or bad-tempered badger) lurk around every corner. Peter Rabbit features educational goals that encourage preschoolers to learn problem-solving and interpersonal skills, self-efficacy, resilience, positive re-framing and fostering an interest in and respect for nature.
Nickelodeon’s award-winning website, www.nickjr.com, currently offers parents and preschoolers a sneak peek of the holiday special plus Peter Rabbit coloring pages, stickers and mazes.
Dont forget to set the DVR for this one again its Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).