March 2017
  • Special Day for Special Kids

    Mar 26, 2017 10:00am — 12:00pm
    New York Transit Museum
    130 Livingston Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted, Visitors Who Are Deaf, Visitors who use American Sign Language Programs, Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities, Visitors with Hearing Loss, Visitors with Learning Disabilities, Visitors with Mobility Impairments

    Rise and shine then come to the Transit Museum! Children with disabilities and their families can come to the Museum an hour before it opens to the public. Free admission, fun activities about transit and a quiet room are offered. All ages welcome. Special Day for Special Kids takes place 3 times a year. The next Special Day is March 26 from 10 am – 12 pm. Registration will open one month in advance.

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  • Music Performance at CaringKind

    Mar 27, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Musicians from the Manhattan School of Music’s community outreach program will share their musical talents with us at CaringKind! Song selections will include favorites that you may know!   The 45-minute performance will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to talk with the musicians.   This performance welcomes people with early stage dementia, their families and caregivers

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  • Verbal Description Tour at The Jewish Museum

    Mar 29, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm
    Jewish Museum
    1109 5th Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Visitors are invited to join us for a descriptive gallery tour exploring the exhibition The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin. All Access Programs are free of charge and require advance reservation. Please contact access@thejm.org or 212.423.3289 for more information or to register.

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  • April 2017
  • Discovery Squad

    Apr 1, 2017 9:00am — 10:00am

    The American Museum of Natural History is proud to offer The Discovery Squad, a unique tour program designed for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. The program was developed in collaboration with the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. On select Saturday mornings, families can attend a 40-minute tour led by specially trained tour guides, then spend some time exploring the Discovery Room before the Museum opens to the public. Families are invited to…

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  • Verbal Description and Sensory Tours at the Rubin Museum

    Apr 1, 2017 12:00pm — 1:00pm

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    The Rubin Museum offers verbal description and sensory tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours are one hour in length and open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 12:00-1:00pm. Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions as well as touch objects like sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements. Reservations are required, as space is…

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  • Whitney Signs

    Apr 1, 2017 4:00pm — 6:00pm
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort St, New York, 10014 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Deaf, Visitors who use American Sign Language Programs, Visitors with Hearing Loss

    Location: Floor Three, Laurie M. Tisch Education Center and Floor Five, Kaufman Gallery Experience the Whitney’s world renowned collection of modern and contemporary American art in American Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in ASL of the Whitney Biennial led by an expert Deaf educator and accompanied by a voice interpreter. The tour begins at 5 pm, with a pre-tour wine and cheese reception from 4–5 pm in the Laurie M. Tisch Education Center. Advance registration is required. Check-in is…

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  • Sights & Scents at The Met Cloisters

    Apr 12, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Enjoy the serenity of enclosed gardens and peaceful views of the Hudson River and Fort Tryon Park. Let treasures from European manors and sacred spaces transport you to the world of the Middle Ages. Connect to the beauty of marvelous works of art and gardens through discussion, collage-making, and multisensory exploration.   See upcoming Sights & Scents programs below, or download the Sights & Scents flyer (PDF). Free, but places are limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation,…

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  • Campfire: For Audiences on the Autism Spectrum

    Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. And inside every tree trunk, and under every rock, there is a story. Trusty Sidekick Theater Company invites you to gather around the campfire. Together we’ll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars, and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate multisensory theater experience for audiences on the autism spectrum and their families will use innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure…

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  • Campfire: For Audiences on the Autism Spectrum

    Somewhere in the city, there is a tent. Inside this tent, there is an entire forest. And inside every tree trunk, and under every rock, there is a story. Trusty Sidekick Theater Company invites you to gather around the campfire. Together we’ll gaze through our binoculars, look for shooting stars, and entertain porcupines with a good joke. This intimate multisensory theater experience for audiences on the autism spectrum and their families will use innovative puppetry and immersive staging to conjure…

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  • Verbal Description and Touch Tour

    Apr 21, 2017 10:00am — 11:30am
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort St, New York, 10014 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Location: Floor Eight, Hurst Family Galleries Whitney verbal description and touch tours provide an opportunity for visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to experience the richness and diversity of twentieth and twenty-first century American art through vivid description and tactile opportunities. Ninety-minute tours are free-of-charge and are offered monthly on Friday mornings, beginning before the Museum opens to the general public. Please join us for a tour of the Whitney Biennial. Space is limited, and…

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