The Jewish Museum will present Freedom Art Jam, a new fun-filled family day for Passover on Sunday, March 31 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Activities include a dance party with Baby Loves Disco, a performance by David Grover & Grover's Gang, a huge drop-in art workshop, and Reboot's Beyond Bubbie art project. This event is free with Museum admission.
The program is for children ages 3 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information, the public may visit TheJewishMuseum.org/specialfamilydays or call 212.423.3200.
FREEDOM ART JAM SCHEDULE
12 Noon - 2 pm
BABY LOVES DISCO DANCE PARTY
Baby Loves Disco was created by professional dancer and mother Heather Murphy Monteith as an alternative to the pre-packaged world of entertainment for young kids. At this party, kids can shake their feet and dance together to spirited tunes in honor of Passover, from Bob Marley to Matisyahu, will be featured. The party also features a DJ, a mix of classic disco and 1980s tunes, bubbles, and more.
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
REBOOT'S BEYOND BUBBIE PROJECT
Families can join Reboot's Beyond Bubbie in remembering favorite recipes and stories. Kids will create heaping bowls full of "chicken soup" using yarn, paper, tape, markers, and more, and will color their own recipe cards to share with family to inspire yummy food memories.
Founded in 2002, Reboot is a non-profit group dedicated to re-imagining the cultures, traditions and rituals of Jewish life.
PERFORMANCE: DAVID GROVER & GROVER'S GANG
Singer/guitarist David Grover's folk sound for the 21st century will entertain adults and children alike. Children can celebrate freedom and dance to such songs as The Matzah Song, Go Down Moses and Man Come Down to Egypt.
David Grover writes, performs and records music for children and adults. He was named 2009 Best Singer-Songwriter by The Berkshire Eagle, ahead of James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie. This multi-award-winning artist and Grammy and Emmy nominee has been compared to MR. Rogers, Paul Simon, James Taylor and Raffi. David Grover & Grover's Gang are a favorite at theaters and festivals throughout the country.
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP - PASSOVER PAINTINGS & POP ART
Children will create celebratory scenes inspired by Marc Chagall paintings in the Museum's collection, using colorful watercolor crayons. They can also make Pop art using images of matzah texture and other vibrant patterned papers to design a playful collage for Passover.
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Families can collaborate on a freedom mural, sharing drawings, stories, poems and thoughts related to the Passover theme on a large panel.
SELF-GUIDED FAMILY EXHIBITION TOURS
Specialized printed family gallery hunts exploring objects in the Museum's collection related to Passover will be available.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's School and Family programs are made possible with endowment support from the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family Fund, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Generous support is provided by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick.