Release Date: August 19, 2019

Fall 2019 Season of Family Programs at the Jewish Museum

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New York, NY, August 19, 2019 - The Jewish Museum kicks off its fall 2019 season of family programs in September with concerts, family days, art workshops, and more.

New this fall is The Sound of Color, a six-week program in partnership with the Diller-Quaile Music School for preschoolers and their families exploring how music and art intertwine. The Museum welcomes Dan and Claudia Zanes to its slate of family concerts, joining The FunkeyMonkeys, Hopalong Andrew, and Nefesh Mountain. Other programs on the schedule are the annual Hanukkah Family Day on December 15; drop-in art workshops every Sunday and on selected holiday weekdays; and family art activities. See below for details about each program.

For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets can be purchased online at The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.



The FunkeyMonkeys
Sunday, September 22, 11:30 am
Tickets: $18 general public, $14 Jewish Museum family members

Kids can dance and laugh with the FunkeyMonkeys and hear songs from their albums Mustache and Sing Dance and Underpants, and enjoy a Jewish New Year’s dance party with funky twists to holiday tunes. Ages 2 - 6

Dan & Claudia Zanes
Sunday, October 20, 11:30 am
Tickets: $18 general public, $14 Jewish Museum family members

Jazz vocalist Claudia Zanes takes the stage with her husband, Grammy winner Dan Zanes, to perform his greatest hits along with Americana, folk, and blues classics ranging from sea shanties to the music of the West Indies. This performance will be sensory friendly and inclusive for all audiences. Ages 2 and up

Hopalong Andrew Band
Sunday, November 24, 11:30 am
Tickets: $18 general public, $14 Jewish Museum family members

Singing cowboy Andrew Vladeck and his band of world-class Americana musicians play songs such as “The Yodeling Ranger of Central Park” and adapt traditional folk and classic country melodies for city slickers. Ages 2 - 7

Nefesh Mountain
TWO SHOWS on Wednesday, December 25,
11:30 am and 2:00 pm
Tickets: $18 general public, $14 Jewish Museum family members
Nefesh Mountain – singer Doni Zasloff and her multi-instrumentalist husband Eric Lindberg - present a blend of bluegrass, Celtic, and Appalachian melodies with a Jewish soul. They will perform original melodies from their albums Songs from the Mountain and Beneath the Open Sky along with Hanukkah favorites.
11:30 am - Ages 3 and up
2:00 pm - Ages 8 and up


American Art Family Day
Sunday, November 10, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Families can create pop-up cityscapes in a giant art workshop; hear the jazz age stylings of Grammy winners Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats; and see masterworks by Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, and Ben Shahn on a gallery tour. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art. Ages 3 and up

Hanukkah Family Day
Sunday, December 15, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free with Museum admission

A festive afternoon to celebrate Hanukkah with pop-rock tunes from Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights; an art workshop where kids can build a sculptural Hanukkah lamp with funky found objects and collaborate on a giant collage; a Hanukkah story drawing performance by educator Jeff Hopkins; and an opportunity to make sketches of Hanukkah lamps from around the globe while on a gallery tour of Accumulations: Hanukkah Lamps. Ages 3 and up


The Sound of Color
Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20, 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Tickets per session: $36 general public; $32 Jewish Museum family members
Tickets for entire series: $200 general public; $175 Jewish Museum family members

This six-week program for preschoolers and their families, presented in partnership with the Diller-Quaile Music School, explores how music and art can intertwine. Participants embark on a thematic musical tour of the Museum’s galleries, followed by an art-making experience in the studio, where music and art come together through form, line, color, and texture. Each class includes live accompaniment with a professional musician. Ages 3 – 5 years


Picture This!
Sundays, September 22, October 20, November 24; Wednesday, December 25, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tickets: $25 general public, $22 Jewish Museum Family Members

Each session begins with a gallery program that includes interactive art-viewing activities and a storybook reading, followed by an opportunity to create original artworks and a concert at 11:30 am featuring an acclaimed performer.
Ages 4 - 7

Studio Art Sessions
Sundays beginning September 15 through May 10, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Families explore new themes each week in these drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view. Parents can visit the Jewish Museum’s website for details. Ages 3 and up

Archaeology Mondays
Mondays, October 28, November 11, December 23, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Unique in New York City, the Jewish Museum’s simulated archaeological dig highlights replicas from ancient to modern times in a hands-on experience. Kids can collect stamps in a special passport each visit, and receive a gift after three digs. Ages 3 – 10

Second Sundays Dig Drop-In
The second Sunday of each month beginning October 14, through May 10
Noon – 3:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids can discover a passion for ancient artifacts in the Museum’s simulated archaeological dig, open on the second Sunday of each month. Ages 3 - 10

Election Day Drop-In Art Workshop: Animal Metal Reliefs
Tuesday, November 5, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids can design embossed metal reliefs of animals in action in workshop inspired by traditional American folk art on view in the exhibition, Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art. Ages 3 and up

Veterans Day Drop-In Art Workshop: Fantastical Figures
Monday, November 11, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Drawing from the imaginative sculptures on view in Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone, kids can create three-dimensional figures using self-hardening clay, paint, and other materials. Ages 3 and up

Vacation Week Drop-In Art Workshop: Luminous Painted Scenes
December 22-27, 29 and 30, 1:00 pm– 4:00 pm
Free with Museum Admission

Kids will paint luminous scenes on canvas board inspired by the works of Jacob Lawrence, Stuart Davis, and Georgia O’Keeffe, and in celebration of the glowing light of the Hanukkah holiday. Ages 3 and up


Workshops for Kids with Disabilities
Sunday, October 27, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
Examine art on view and create a work of your own in these programs for families with children who have developmental and learning disabilities. Workshops include gallery activities and an art project. Ages 5 - 17
Workshops for Kids with Disabilities are made possible by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Free with advance registration; families should email For more information about the Museum’s Access programs, visit


The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education’s School and Family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, The Gershon Kekst Family Fund, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Family programming is supported, in part, by the Samuel Brandt Fund, Dr. Kathryn T. Farley and Dr. Richard J. Lipton, the Dambrot Family, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council, funds recommended by Council Member Ben Kallos, Council Member Keith Powers, and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on New York City’s famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. Devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, the Museum offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

Location: 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11 am to 5:45 pm; Thursday, 11 am to 8 pm; and Friday, 11 am to 4 pm.

Admission: $18.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $8.00 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Free on Saturdays and select Jewish holidays.

Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit

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