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The Children’s Museum of Manhattan announces 50th Anniversary Gala Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Honoring Ballerina, Philanthropist, and Author Misty Copeland, Songwriter Benj Pasek, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

October 18, 2023 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) announces its 50th Anniversary Gala, honoring legendary ballerina, philanthropist, and author Misty Copeland, songwriter Benj Pasek, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr.Vivek Murthy.

The evening begins at 6:30pm with cocktails and dinner, followed by the program for the gala. The gala will be held at Guastavino’s, 409 E. 59th Street, NYC. Festive cocktail attire is encouraged. For more information, contact Toni Levi, Director of Development, at tlevi@cmom.org.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a steward of early childhood, helping all children grow and develop into their best selves. Through our programs on-site, online, and around the five boroughs, CMOM nurtures the next generation of creative global citizens as they learn through exploration and play. CMOM encourages empathy across differences by elevating and providing insight into diverse perspectives and inviting visitors of all backgrounds to join our intentionally welcoming community and create and learn alongside each other. The museum’s program reflects the rich cultural diversity, energy, and resilience of New York City itself and has a special focus on ensuring that its program is available to those families who might not otherwise have access.

Founded in 1973 as a neighborhood organization, CMOM has grown over the years into a beloved destination and resource for children, families, and educators from across the five boroughs and from around the world. The museum welcomes 350,000 visitors each year to its Upper West Side location and engages hundreds of thousands more through its outreach programs in partnership with schools, libraries, shelters, and Head Start centers throughout New York City; its touring exhibitions; and its online tools and curricula.

In response to growing public demand for its programs and resources, CMOM is in the process of transforming the landmarked First Church of Christ, Scientist, located on Central Park West and 96th Street, into a welcoming museum that inspires connectivity, exploration, and play. Designed by FXCollaborative, CMOM’s future home will materially increase the museum’s programmatic capacity, allowing CMOM to better serve the diverse communities it welcomes and create a new model for the children’s museum of the future.


October 18, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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