Children's Museum of Manhattan to Host THE GRINCH'S HOLIDAY WORKSHOP, 10/25-12/31
Cindy-Lou Who, the lovable dog Max, the "Mean One" himself, The Grinch, and the rest of the residents of Who-ville will come to life at the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) in the new interactive experience The Grinch's Holiday Workshopwhich opens October 25 and runs through December 31. CMOM is located at 212 West 83rd Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY.
Based on Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, and in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises and supported by Accenture, visitors will be transported into the story of how a grumpy Grinch, determined to ruin Christmas for the town of Who-ville, learns that generosity and the holiday spirit are not tied to gifts. With gallery walls draped in scenes from the book, including Cindy-Lou at the Who-ville holiday feast where the transformed Grinch carves the "roast beast," the interactive exhibit is a great and fun way to promote creativity, a love of reading and draw upon the lessons learned by the Grinch.
New to The Grinch's Holiday Workshop this year is a special indoor "ice" skating rink where kids can take off their shoes and "skate" in their socks. The synthetic ice rink is safe, fun and provides thrills without any chills.
The Grinch's Holiday Workshop features daily and weekly programming: Look for clues in The Workshop to answer scavenger hunt questions; follow the Grinch's green handprints throughout the Museum to learn about the importance of community and helping; dive into fun, creative play by creating Dr. Seuss "rhyming hats," two-sided Grinch masks and Max "the Rein-Dog" tree ornaments, and also create wacky Seussian words with Who-ville Mad-Libs.
Children can also steer Max, the Grinch's unwitting "Rein-Dog," on an oversized, interactive sleigh all the way to Who-ville, as well as gather around the Grinch's whimsical, massive reading chair for storytelling with CMOM staff and special guests who will read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and other classic Seuss books.
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a classic holiday story and a must-read for children of all ages," said CMOM's Executive Director Andrew Ackerman. "Dr. Seuss books have encouraged generations of kids to love reading, and will continue to do so for countless years to come. The Grinch's Holiday Workshop brings to life, in a fun and dynamic way, the story and characters of Who-ville while also teaching the book's lessons regarding the importance of human kindness and compassion."
Monthly programming for The Grinch's Holiday Workshop includes, among other things:
Opening Day - Friday, October 25: Create Dr. Seuss-inspired Rhyming Mobiles, design a Who-ville recycled toy; interactive Dr. Seuss story times and special appearances by the Grinch Costume Character.
Ongoing Workshops in October and November: Create Dr. Seuss-inspired Rhyming Mobiles; design a Who-ville recycled toy; string aWho-ville poem, necklace or belt; build a Who-ville Story Tree Sculpture.
Halloween Festival: The Grinch Spooktacular - Saturday October 26 - 31: Workshops: Grinch-inspired Halloween Costume Making Workshop and Who-ville Rhyming Hats; interactive Dr. Seuss Story Times and special appearances by the Grinch Costume Character.
October 27: Who-ville Halloween Magic Show with Justin the Magician.
December 20 - 24: Workshops: White Christmas Who-ville Snow Globe; Max the Rein-Dog Friendship Ornaments; interactive Readings ofHow the Grinch Stole Christmas; special appearances by the Grinch Costume Character.
December 31: Grinch's New Year Celebration: Grinch's New Year Wishing Wands and Who's Wishes Mural Installation.