May 2017
  • The Discovery Squad

    May 27, 2017 9:00am — 10:00am

    The Discovery Squad 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…

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  • Out There!

    May 27, 2017 10:30am — 3:30pm
    The Actors Fund Arts Center
    160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities

    Strap on your helmet and lace up your moon boots—we’re going Out There! Join our team of space explorers as they travel through space! On the way, meet the moon’s daughter, visit Hidden Valley to rescue light from a dark matter universe, and find yourself in a nebula to help build a brand new star. A wish on our very own star just might take us all the way to Pluto, where you’ll find the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen—and…

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  • Out There!

    May 28, 2017 10:30am — 3:30pm
    The Actors Fund Arts Center
    160 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Autism, Visitors with Developmental Disabilities

    Strap on your helmet and lace up your moon boots—we’re going Out There! Join our team of space explorers as they travel through space! On the way, meet the moon’s daughter, visit Hidden Valley to rescue light from a dark matter universe, and find yourself in a nebula to help build a brand new star. A wish on our very own star just might take us all the way to Pluto, where you’ll find the most beautiful garden you’ve ever seen—and…

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  • Lincoln Center Moments: Julliard Drama

    May 30, 2017 1:00pm — 3:00pm

    This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting.   Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for to participants to reflect upon their experience.   —   Victoria Pollack, drama Isabel Arraiza, drama Justin Cunningham, drama Steven Robertson, drama   Soliloquies and scenes from Shakespeare, American standards, musical theater pieces, and folk songs, combining…

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  • June 2017
  • Folk Art Reflections

    Jun 1, 2017 2:30pm — 3:30pm
    American Folk Art Museum
    2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors with Memory Loss, Visitors with Mobility Impairments

    Folk Art Reflections is an interactive program tailored to adults living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their family members or care partners. In the museum galleries, the world of folk art is brought to life through meaningful conversation. This discussion-driven program is facilitated by trained educators and is designed to create an environment where connections to art and to one another can be nurtured. Those who arrive early are welcome to join us for light refreshments and socializing. The…

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  • The Discovery Squad

    Jun 3, 2017 9:00am — 10:00am

    The Discovery Squad 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…

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  • Discovery Garden Early Opening for Children and Families of All Abilities

    Jun 3, 2017 9:00am — 10:00am
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden – Discovery Garden
    455 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225 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

    Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) invites you to make a special morning visit to the new Discovery Garden with your family before BBG opens to the public. Explore the garden at your own pace and participate in multisensory activities at facilitated stations. Participate in dramatic play Use real tools to explore science mysteries Garden Read stories We invite your feedback as we strive to make the garden engaging for families who have children with disabilities. Two ASL translators will be stationed…

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  • Verbal Description and Sensory Tours at the Rubin Museum

    Jun 3, 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

    Jun 3, 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 Six, Collection 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 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. Admission to the tour and reception…

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  • Special Day for Special Kids

    Jun 4, 2017 10:00am — 12:00pm
    New York Transit Museum
    99 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY, 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 Memory Loss, Visitors with Mobility Impairments

    Rise and shine then come to the Transit Museum for an early opening in collaboration with Extreme Kids and Crew! 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 for Special Kids will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 10…

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  • Morning at the Museum

    Jun 10, 2017 9:00am — 10:30am
    Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
    2 E. 91st Street, New York, NY 10128 United States

    For Visitors...

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

    Morning at the Museum is a Smithsonian program that provides access to a museum for individuals with cognitive and sensory processing disabilities by providing pre-visit materials, early entrance for registered families, gallery scavenger hunt, design activities, and a “Take a Break” space. Saturday, June 10, 9:00–10:30 a.m. | Adventures in Architecture Families will explore our new exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and its many examples of art deco architecture, design a building façade in a hands-on…

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  • Mind’s Eye

    Jun 12, 2017 6:30pm — 8:30pm
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY , NY 10128 United States

    For Visitors...

    Visitors Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted

    Monthly Mind’s Eye tours and workshops for visitors who are blind or have low vision are conducted by arts and education professionals through verbal description, conversation, sensory experiences, and creative practice. Mind’s Eye tours are free with an RSVP required one week before the program date.   Free, but space is limited; advance RSVP is required. RSVP information is forthcoming: https://www.guggenheim.org/event/minds-eye-tour. 

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  • DreamStreet Theatre Company

    Jun 15, 2017 6:30pm — 9:00pm

    Please see the special needs cast of DreamStreet Theatre Company in their Spring Production of The Wicked and The Wonderful: Scenes and Songs from OZ.  These ground-breaking performances will take place at BRIC’s Ballroom Theatre at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.  All are welcome!

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  • DreamStreet Theatre Company

    Jun 16, 2017 6:30pm — 9:00pm

    Please see the special needs cast of DreamStreet Theatre Company in their Spring Production of The Wicked and The Wonderful: Scenes and Songs from OZ.  These ground-breaking performances will take place at BRIC’s Ballroom Theatre at 647 Fulton Street in Brooklyn.  All are welcome!

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  • Access Family Program for Teens and Adults with Developmental or Learning Disabilities

    Jun 18, 2017 2:00pm — 4:00pm
    Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
    12th Avenue and 46th Street, New York, NY, NY 10036 United States

    For Visitors...

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

    For adults with developmental disabilities and their families, the Museum offers guided multisensory programs that include hands-on explorations. This month’s theme is Plane Design – Discover the four forces of flight and how an airplane flies in the sky! Families compare different designs and make their own aircraft.

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  • Creative Expressions Caregiver Support Group

    Jun 20, 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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  • 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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