MamaBlogger365: Visit and Connect this week at M.O.M.!
We have a great line-up of programs scheduled this week starting Monday!
- New mothers’ groups forming to meet every Monday morning at 11 a.m. at M.O.M., with a focus on groups that support mothers in need, women seeking support for self-identification and self-nurturing and looking for a supportive and compassionate gathering space. Want to join a facilitated group? Contact the museum’s front desk: 212.452.9816 or Rachel Levy via email.
- KidPower Playdate, every Tuesday at 10 a.m., featuring face painting, crafts, and snack. Best for children 2-6 years old. $20 weekly – drop off or relax in the wonderful Museum of Motherhood Space. Space is limited; RSVP by calling the museum or writing Lisa: email@example.com.
- Join us at 5pm for artist and photographer Capucine Bourcart’s art gallery opening party at M.O.M. – 39 weeks of pregnancy as an Art basis: Round, magical, translucent, fragile, attractive, mild, delicate, mysterious, changing, smooth, intriguing, marvelous; the “planet belly” of a pregnant woman arouses the imagination. By diverting the object from its original function and by using it as an art basis, the belly is transformed into an incredible and inexhaustible creative playground.
- Call for yoga and dance classes and times – 212.452.9816.
- Our Meet the Expert series continues at 11:30 with psychiatrist Elyse Weiner. New moms, old moms, moms to be, grand moms… and of course dads are invited to take break with a board certified psychiatrist. Ask questions, get information, or just relax and take a break with other moms. There must be something that you always wanted to ask a psychiatrist but never got the chance. Join us for open friendly discussion of all kinds of issues like medication, breastfeeding, anxiety, depression, children, relationships, etc. You’re welcome to bring your children. [Elyse D. Weiner, MD, FAPM, is board certified in adult psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She is Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic medicine. She has private offices in Brooklyn Heights and Manhattan. Click here for more info.]
- Tony C is back at 12:30 for another mini-music concert! (Adults, $10)
- At 4 p.m., join our Special Needs Playgroup! Children aged 3-5 and siblings welcome. The Sensory/Special Needs Playgroup offers an appropriate environment for children with all disabilities and abilities. Parents and caregivers can trade experiences with each other. To register, please contact Tricia Cooney Graf (Triciacooney6@aol.com, 646.483.0564). ($15/visit)
- Moey’s Music Party music class meets at 10:40 am ($25/class; to register, call 917-680-6739).
- Our Meet the Expert series continues at noon, with Renee Sullivan, leader of the Babybites moms groups that meet at M.O.M. Renee Sullivan is a parent coach and fellow mom. Bring your new mom questions – from work / life balance, sleep schedules, developmental milestones, and juggling new motherhood. Just stop by! $15 suggested donation to M.O.M.
- La Leche League toddler meeting at 10 am. All ages welcome. Contact Leigh Anne (firstname.lastname@example.org; La Leche League Leader and private practice lactation consultant)
- I Make Music classes now at M.O.M. – 9am. Register at email@example.com. Click here for more info.
- We’ll open at 11:45 on Sunday, Oct. 21. It’s Family Day! Art, music and storytime under our apple tree.
- Special needs playgroup meets Sunday at 3pm.
The Museum of Motherhood is open Monday-Friday, 10-6 p.m. (open later for special events and performances), Saturday for private events (call 877.711.MOMS (6667) or e-mail MOMmuseum@gmail.com to book your party in our space), and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. Our exhibits and play space are open when we are.
We are located at 401 East 84th St (between 1st Ave and York, lower level Dunhill Building). For more info, call 212.452.9816 or 877.711.MOMS (6667).
Disclaimer – Our ‘Meet The Expert’ series demonstrates our intention to be a community gathering place and offer great information to spark conversations. Volunteers, artists, experts and just plain folk are invited to sign up to participate at M.O.M. This is not intended to replace medical advice or to offer anything more than an opportunity to connect and inspire!