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Welcome to the Jewish Museum’s online Press Room, designed for use by the working press. Members of the media may view and download information on current and upcoming exhibitions and programs, access the press release archive, and request high-resolution images for publication. We look forward to working with you and thank you for your interest in the Jewish Museum.

Press Releases


Fall 2018 Season of Family Programs at the Jewish Museum

Release Date: August 22, 2018

The Jewish Museum kicks off its fall 2018 season of family programs in September with concerts, family days, art workshops, and more. The Museum welcomes three new acts to its slate of family concerts, with Sonia De Los Sontos, The Moonlights, and Nefesh Mountain  joining long-time favorites The FunkeyMonkeys and Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights. Other programs on the schedule are the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 2; drop-in art workshops every Sunday and on selected holiday weekdays; and family art activities. See below for details about each program.

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Winter/Spring 2018 Season of Family Programs Begins at the Jewish Museum in January

Release Date: January 3, 2018

The Jewish Museum launches its winter/spring 2018 season of family programs in January with an array of concerts, art workshops, and more. The concert line-up for the year kicks off with David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band on January 21.  Among other programs on the schedule are The Paper Bag Players on March 11, the annual Freedom Art Jam Art & Dance Party on March 25; drop-in art workshops; and family art activities.

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Platinum-Selling Musician Lisa Loeb Performs Two Concerts for Families at the Jewish Museum October 22

Release Date: October 17, 2017

Singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb will perform two concerts for families on Sunday, October 22 at the Jewish Museum, at 11:30 am and at 2:00 pm. The Los Angeles-based mother of two is making her debut at the Jewish Museum, and will play songs from her kids’ albums Catch the Moon, Nursery Rhyme Parade!, and Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner Feel What U Feel, and other catchy pop melodies.

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Fun-Filled Family Day Tied to Whimsical Florine Stettheimer Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Sunday, May 21

Release Date: April 24, 2017

The Jewish Museum will present Florine Stettheimer Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities geared towards children ages 3 and up, on Sunday, May 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Families can celebrate the whimsical and colorful world of painting and theater presented in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry with a drop-in art workshop, music by Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, and gallery tours of the exhibition.

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Folk Rock Concert for Families with Elizabeth Mitchell at the Jewish Museum Sunday, April 23

Release Date: March 30, 2017

Two-time Grammy nominee Elizabeth Mitchell will perform a folk rock concert for families on Sunday, April 23 at 11:30 am at the Jewish Museum.  Mitchell, a singer and guitarist known for reinterpreting classic folk songs for children and their parents, will be joined by her fifteen-year-old daughter Storey and The M Shanghai Stringband. Concert attendees can enjoy cherished folk classics such as You Are My Sunshine and Peace Like a River, as well as soulful originals from Mitchell’s albums, Catch the Moon and Blue Clouds.

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David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band Perform Family Concert at the Jewish Museum Sunday, February 12

Release Date: January 24, 2017

David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band will perform a concert for kids at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 am. Families will hear favorite songs celebrating being a kid in New York City such as City Kid, Taxi, Jack Hammer Joe and Modern Art. David Weinstone, founder of Music for Aardvarks, explains, "our shows are rockin', and we try to have as much audience participation as possible. We've even had kids come up on stage with us to sing or dance."

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Hot Peas ‘n Butter Perform Family Concert at the Jewish Museum January 29

Release Date: January 3, 2017

Families can dance and shake to the multicultural music and contagious rhythms of the three-member band Hot Peas ‘n Butter in concert at the Jewish Museum on Sunday, January 29 at 11:30 am. Seen regularly on Nickelodeon and Noggin TV, Hot Peas ‘n Butter has received four Parents Choice Awards for its inclusive Latin-influenced recordings. Combining an innovative and energetic interactive style, the band has developed a distinct way of inspiring creativity in kids and adults alike.

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Oran Etkin Performs Family Concert for Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum Sunday, December 25

Release Date: November 21, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present Oran Etkin and his Timbalooloo band in a special Hanukkah family concert on Sunday, December 25 at 11:30 am.  Their performance will be inspired by two Jewish stories of light: the traditional Hanukkah tale and a story of light from the Kabbalah. It tells how a spiritual light that existed before the world’s creation was scattered and needs to brought together to make the world whole. This story of healing the world resonated with Etkin and was the basis of his 2014 album, Gathering Light, which interweaves his own compositions with melodies and rhythms he learned in his musical travels to Asia and Africa. This concert will intermingle Hanukkah songs from Israel and tunes from Indonesia that celebrate the beauty of the Festival of Lights in a fresh way. Etkin will also share tunes from his 2010 album, Wake Up, Clarinet! with its whimsical blend of klezmer, jazz and world music. Etkin's interactive performances effortlessly convey sophisticated concepts in a fun musical language that kids of all ages can understand.

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Fun-Filled Hanukkah Family Day at The Jewish Museum Sunday, December 18

Release Date: November 16, 2016

The Jewish Museum presents its annual Hanukkah Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities, on Sunday, December 18 from noon to 4pm.  Kids can construct sculptural Hanukkah menorahs with funky found objects in a huge drop-in art workshop, dance to the music of ShirLaLa, see the Hanukkah story brought to life through a drawing performance by Jeff Hopkins, and explore the Museum’s world-famous collection of Hanukkah lamps.

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The Jewish Museum is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs. Using art and artifacts that embody the diversity of the Jewish experience from ancient to present times, throughout the world, the Museum strives to be a source of inspiration and shared human values for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds while serving as a special touchstone of identity for Jewish people. As a vital cultural resource for New York residents and visitors of all ages, the Museum also reaches out to national and international communities as it interprets and preserves art and Jewish culture for current and future generations.

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