Saturday, December 20, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Jazz Exhibit Introduces Kids to Harlem Greats

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Jazz Exhibit Introduces Kids to Harlem Greats
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

The Children's Museum of Manhattan is honoring the history and legacy of jazz in Harlem with a new exhibit.

The museum spotlights the artists Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a famous tap dancer.

Organizers say the children learn by interacting with educators and creating their own music.

"The arts and creativity are a huge mission area for us. We really think bringing the arts - fine arts, music arts, every type of arts - to families at an early age is really important. So this is our attempt to bring jazz down for children to find their own way, their own access point to jazz so it's not something foreign or not something they don't understand. However, they want to understand it that's best for them," said Children's Museum of Manhattan Director of Exhibit Development Lizzy Martin.

The exhibit was created with the help of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.

It will run until the end of the year.

For more information, visit cmom.org.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.166.33.25 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP