June 2017
  • Science Scouts: My Home, My Habitat

    Jun 24, 2017 10:30am — 12:00pm

    My Home, My Habitat—- Saturday, June 24—10:30 am – noon Home is where the heart is! Explore various animal homes and learn about habitats, the plants and animals within them, and how they are all connected. Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension skills and…

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  • Seeing Through Drawing

    Jun 24, 2017 11:00am — 1:00pm
    The Met
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    For adults who are blind or partially sighted. With the Museum’s collection as inspiration, learn innovative techniques that make drawing accessible. Free, but reservations are required.  Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

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  • Creative Expressions Caregiver Support Group

    Jun 27, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm

    For family members affected by dementia. Join us for a support group for people caring for those with memory loss. This series invites caregivers to a supported art studio session based around creative respite and building new personal connections through an arts practice in any form. Spring series Creative Expressions Workshops will be facilitated by Queens Museum art therapists in Studio B of the Queens Museum. Caregivers across New York City are invited to attend. The first session will serve as…

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  • Met Escapes – Gallery Tour

    Jun 28, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

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  • July 2017
  • Science Scouts: Building Blocks

    Jul 1, 2017 10:00am — 12:00pm

    Building Blocks— Saturday, July 1—10:30 am – noon Young designers will explore the possibilities in planning, design and construction. Learn about different materials needed to construct buildings, and use everyday materials to make the tallest and sturdiest tower. Join us for hands-on science experiments and sensory-rich projects in workshops specially designed for children, ages 5–7, with autism spectrum disorder and their parents and siblings. Science Scouts workshops include a small teacher-to-student ratio as students practice focusing/concentration, social cognition, collaboration/teamwork, listening/comprehension…

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  • Met Signs in the Studio: Photography Workshop in ASL

    Jul 8, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Deaf, Visitors who use American Sign Language Programs

    Debra Cole Hollie Ecker Be inspired by The Met collection to create your own work of art at this workshop that includes a discussion in the galleries followed by an art-making activity in the studio. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. In American Sign Language only, without voice interpretation. Programs with Sign Language are intended primarily for the Deaf community. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

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  • Whitney Signs: Calder: Hypermobility

    Jul 8, 2017 4:00pm — 6:00pm
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 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 Eight, Hurst Family Galleries 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 Calder: Hypermobility 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. Admission to the tour…

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  • Met Escapes: Gallery Tour

    Jul 10, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

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  • Met Escapes – Art-Making Workshop

    Jul 12, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org.

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  • Verbal Description and Touch Tour: Where We Are

    Jul 14, 2017 10:00am — 11:30am
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Location: Floor Seven, Robert W. Wilson 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 Where We Are: Selections from the…

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  • Met Signs Tour in ASL—Irving Penn: Centennial

    Jul 14, 2017 7:00pm — 8:00pm

    Emmanuel von Schack, art historian and lecturer Examine some 150 photographs by Irving Penn (1917–2009) in this exhibition highlighting every period of the artist’s dynamic career with the camera. In American Sign Language only, without voice interpretation. Programs with Sign Language are intended primarily for the Deaf community. ASL students may attend, but no attendance sheets will be signed. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio)

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  • Discoveries: Bamboo (Ages 5-17)

    Jul 16, 2017 11:00am — 12:30pm
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities, Visitors with Learning Disabilities

    For kids and adults with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please…

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  • Discoveries: Bamboo (Ages 18+)

    Jul 16, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities, Visitors with Learning Disabilities

    For adults with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 212-650-2010…

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  • Friendly Hours

    Jul 21, 2017 8:00am — 5:00pm
    Long Island Children’s Museum
    11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 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 Memory Loss, Visitors with Mobility Impairments

    July 21st – 6pm-8pm Friendly Hours allow families of children with special needs to experience the Children’s Museum at a time when there are fewer visitors. By limiting attendance and reducing sound and lighting levels, a supportive environment is created to allow guests to fully enjoy the Museum’s exhibits. Free museum admission for all family members is provided during these hours; pre-registration is required. Register at www.licm.org/licm4all.

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  • Met Escapes: Gallery Tour

    Jul 30, 2017 11:00am — 12:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education

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  • August 2017
  • Family Fun: For Families with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

    Aug 5, 2017 9:30am — 11:00am
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities

    Location: Floor Eight The Whitney invites families with kids on the autism spectrum to join us for a sensory-friendly guided gallery tour of Calder: Hypermobility offered before the Museum opens to the general public. Families will then create their own works of art in a hands-on studio activity. If you have any questions, please email us at Accessfeedback@whitney.org or call us at 212-671-1823. Free for all participants. Siblings are welcome. Advance registration is required.

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  • Whitney Signs: Calder: Hypermobility

    Aug 5, 2017 4:00pm — 6:00pm
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 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 Eight, Hurst Family Galleries 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 Calder: Hypermobility 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. Admission to the tour…

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  • Discoveries: Ride The Wave (Ages 18+)

    Aug 6, 2017 11:00am — 12:30pm
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities, Visitors with Learning Disabilities

    For adults with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 212-650-2010…

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  • Discoveries: Ride The Wave (Ages 5-17)

    Aug 6, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm
    The Metropolitan Museum
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities, Visitors with Learning Disabilities

    For kids with learning and developmental disabilities and those on the autism spectrum These workshops welcome children and adults with a range of developmental and learning disabilities and those on the autism spectrum, together with family and friends. All can enjoy these multisensory workshops that include tactile opportunities and art-making activities. Explore a different theme in each session. Download the brochure (PDF). These programs are free, but advance reservations are required. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call 212-650-2010…

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  • Met Escapes: Touch Collection

    Aug 9, 2017 2:00pm — 3:30pm

    Take a break from the everyday with art at the Museum. Participate in discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classrooms. For individuals living with dementia, together with their family members or care partners. Free; reservations are required. Contact 212-650-2010 or access@metmuseum.org. At The Met Fifth Avenue – Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education    

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  • Verbal Description and Touch Tour: Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

    Aug 18, 2017 10:00am — 11:30am
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Location: Floor Five, Neil Bluhm 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 Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium Space…

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