Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Scoop 1/4/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon


Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday Celebration at the Historic Philadelphia Center
Celebrate Philadelphia’s favorite Founding Father with Benjamin Franklin in 3D at the Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater, along with an appearance by the Doctor himself, Once Upon A Nation storytelling of stories about Ben’s life, and crafts for children. Free birthday cake on Saturday at 1pm.
January 17-18, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 3 pm 
Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th & Chestnut Streets

Liberty 360 3D Show in the PECO Theater takes visitors on a patriotic adventure led by Benjamin Franklin in 3D.  From the bald eagle to the Statue of Liberty, discover the stories behind some of America’s most beloved symbols of freedom. The 15-minute film surrounds the audience in the customized wraparound PECO Theater.
$6 adults, $5 senior/military/student and children 12 & under, $20 family four-pack

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New York Historical Society
                                                 170 Central Park West (at 77th Street)
                                                          New York, NY 10024
January Events:
Civil Rights Weekend Scavenger Hunt
Friday, January 17 – Monday, January 19, 10 am - 6 pm
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the special exhibition Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, families take a deeper look at the courageous people who marched for equal voting rights through a scavenger hunt matching faces to the names of heroes from the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 8 and up. Free with Museum Admission.

Meet Lynda Blackmon Lowery, Freedom Marcher and author of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
Sunday, January 18, 2 pm
Come hear Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest participant in the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, share her experiences as recounted in the memoir Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. The young adult book – co-written by Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley – gives readers a first-hand account of what it was like to protest nonviolently to gain the right to vote for African-Americans and proves that kids can be heroes, too. Presentation will include photos, newsreels, excerpts read from the book, and a Q&A. After, explore the special exhibition Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein with a Civil Rights Scavenger Hunt. Ages 8 and up. Free with Museum Admission.

Ticket to History!: DiMenna Children’s History Museum Family Benefit Party
Saturday, January 24, 11 am
Take a trip through transportation history with hands-on activities, performances, and re-enactors as well as delicious treats and family-friendly galleries. Go behind-the-scenes of the greatest collection of antique toy trains, then become an airplane pilot in a 3D flight simulator! Proceeds from the Family Benefit will help us continue to provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for children and families to discover the people and occurrences that shaped our nation's history through interactive museum experiences and unique programming. All ages. Tickets start at $75 (per child) and $150 (per adult); packages are available at http://www.nyhistory.org/family-benefit-party
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Children's Museum of the Arts 
103 Charlton Street
New York, New York 10014

Children's Museum of the Arts Presents:
Pixelated Sum of its Pieces
January 22- May 3, 2015

This Exhibition brings together new and established artists whose work explores the meaning of perception. Visitors are encouraged to look carefully at each of the works of art. Since what you see from far away may differ from what you see close-up.

The exhibit features the works of:

Aziz  + Kucher

Omar Chacon

Christian Faur

Bradley Hart

Richard Klein
Daniel Rozin

Al Souza

Deborah Sperber

For more information go to http://cmany.org/.

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