No Longer Bored is a childrens focused program within No Longer Empty. As a way to engage with art and strike a personal connection, No Longer Bored offers free tours for childrens groups and an art-making workshop for families, schools and after-school programs.
For “This Side of Paradise” Jodie Dinapoli and Julie Bell are offering guided tours to PS114, MS 45 with Doing Art Together, PS31, Promise Charter School, The Mid Bronx Homework Help Program, High 5 Tickets for the Arts Group and The NY City Museum Teen Summit.
On each day, families can pick up a self-guided scavenger hunt booklet for children to explore the exhibition on their own or with their families as well as a drawing corner in the cafe. We welcome after-school programs on Thursdays and Fridays and have specifically invited the children from the Head Start program to join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a tour.
Next No Longer Bored Family day is Saturday May 19, 1-4pm
Furthermore, No Longer Empty has partnered with The Bronx Children’s Museum (BCM) to implement What is Art? program. What is Art? is a collaboration between three local early childhood institutions and an artist from No Longer Empty’s This Side of Paradise exhibition. Partnering Artists and Centers are:
John Ahearn, Sculptor and Andrew Freedman Home’s Mid Bronx Headstart,
Carmen Julia Hernandez, Multi-media Artist and PS 114-The Luis Llorens Torres School
Art Jones, Multi-media Artist and Bronx Works Early Childhood Center
Each partnership will serve from 50-75 children ages 4-9 years old by giving them an opportunity to work alongside and interface with an artist in the following manner:
1- An introductory class session: Discussing What IS Art? and inspiring children to re-define art, its presence and function in their lives.
2- A guided tour of This Side of Paradise: Children will receive a creative prompt to respond to the artist’s work with their own project.
3- A closing art-making session inspired by the artist’s work and medium.
The artists has created work with each center that is an art work for the exhibition! As part of this program, the Museum is conducting family workshops on Sunday, May 6th and June 3rd from 1-4pm at the exhibition site. These workshops are open and free to the public.
ABOUT THE BRONX CHILDREN´S MUSEUM
The Bronx Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit center, providing a safe and entertaining haven of fun, learning and imagination. Our purpose is to enable children to:
- Experience fun, and develop a love of learning, through interactive play and self-expression;
- Exert and challenge themselves physically and mentally;
- Learn about and celebrate the Bronx, their community, environment, and who they are;
- Foster and adopt a healthy lifestyle;
- Develop essential early childhood skills in literacy, math, science, the arts and;
- Dream big and accomplish their dreams.