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The Museum of Motherhood operates out of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and online, with tours, exhibits, a community gathering space and ongoing classes. Below is a list of our 'September Surprises', with lots going on at M.O.M.
 
We believe in a more peaceful, more educated, more inspired planet. To join us on our journey we are in need vibrant, committed Advisory Board members for the museum, with specific expertise in fundraising & non-profit planning. You need not be located in NYC, but you must be willing to attend monthly meetings via the internet or phone. From more information write: MOMmuseum@gmail.com
SEPTEMBER SURPRISES AT M.O.M.
DROP OFF LEARNING AND PLAY FOR CHILDREN
ABC Play- Drop your child off Mondays and Wednesdays from September 16-December 18, 9:30-11:30 AM. Your child will explore and learn the alphabet with all their senses.  For 3-4 year olds. $1350 for 25 sessions.  2 spots left. 1:3 adult/child ratio. Contact: Lisa Latcholia:lisacspc@verizon.net or call: 917.536.6293. No Drop-ins. 
 
Tues. 10-11:30, PowerKid Play Date- You can drop off your child and they will enjoy arts & crafts, story time, movement games, and a snack. Each week a different theme. $35 per kid/day. Purchase a 5 pack for $150.  Recommended for ages 2-4 years.  Lisa Latcholia: lisacspc@verizon.net or call: 917.536.6293 Reserve your spot
 
Hola -Fall programs begin on Wednesday September 18th for18 weeks. Class time: 4-5 PM
 FREE *TRIAL CLASS: September 11th RSVP only.
Toregister or try a class, please e-mail us at: info@holaplaygroup.com, or call (917) 648-5006
 
SUPPORT FOR MOTHERS & CAREGIVERS
La Leche League- La Leche meets the 3rd Friday of every month lead by certified lactation consultant Leigh Anne O’Conner. Free with admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5. Just show up! For more info contact: leighann625@rcn.com / leighannoconnor.com/ 917.596.3646
 
Meet the Expert- Come chat with Elyse Weiner, MD FAPM, 3rd Wed. of each month, (Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center), with a special understanding of psychiatric issues in pregnant and post partum women. She is available to discuss topics that may affect you during pregnancy and post partum. For more info contact: edweiner@pol.net
 
Book of the Month-Reading!Talk! Wine! 
Join us for a discussion of the book Mindful Motherhood: practical tools for staying sane during pregnancy and your child’s first year by Cassandra Vieten, Ph.d $10 donation. Third Tuesday of every month. Call the museum front desk for more info: 212.452.9816. NO Drop-ins. You must Reserve your spot
 
Eat, Drink, Be Mommy- Food, drink, fun, music and giveaways. Kids welcome. 2nd Friday of each month. $15 advance ticket purchase, children under 5 free. $20 day of the event. Pre-pay Admission
 
Toddler Talk- Bring your toddler and meet new friends at this weekly meet up. Each week we’ll chat about issues that affect toddlers. Thursdays 11AM. Lead by one of our ‘experts’. Free with admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5. Call the museum front deskfor more info: 212.452.9816 Reserve your spot
 
New Parent  Circle- Bring your baby and  join our group discussion about concerns that affect new parents while meeting new friends. Tuesdays 11AM. Free with admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5.  Lisa Latcholia: lisacspc@verizon.net or call:917.536.6293 Reserve your spot
 
MUSIC AT M.O.M./ CONCERTS AND CLASSES
Mon. Noon. Munchkin Music Club- Join a sing-along with James. Just show up! All ages. Free with adult admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5.
 
Tues. 4PM. Moosiki Kids Music Interactive “gown up and me” style music classes for children ages 4 months to 4 years. Laura mixes it up by using parachute, puppets and other props all while incorporating music in every exercise. Sign up by contacting moosikikids@gmail.com  $30 at the door. More info: www.moosikikids.com
 
Moey’s Music Party-Interactive music party with singing, dancing, bubbles and sharing. www.Moeysmusicparty.com. $25/when you sign up for semester, $20/siblings, and $35 drop in. *We’re having free trial class 9/12 at 10:00. Moms need to RSVP moey@moeysmusicparty.com
 
Tues. Noon TBD (moved from Thursdays) Music with Tony C- Rock out with Tony C. His fans love his mix of children’s classic and favorites including the Beatles and the Monkees. Just show up! Free with adult admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5.
 
CONTINUING EDUCATION, ENTERTAINMENT & COMMUNITY 
Movie Night and Discussion-2nd Wed of every month. September’s screening is: The Business of Being Born. $10 Admission per person. Reserve your spot by contacting the museum.
 
3rd Friday each month. Parents Night Out! Drop your children off for 3 hours of entertainment with our babysitters while you enjoy a night child free. Pizza dinner included. $35 for the first child. $10 each additional sibling. 3-10 years old. Space is limited. No Drop-ins. You must Reserve your spot.
 
2nd Thurs. evening of each month/Because I said so! Open Mic Night- Unleash your inner singer, poet, comedian or musician or just come enjoy the entertainment. Sign up to perform by contacting lisalatch@verison.net. Snacks, beer, wine, and soda will be served. $20 at the door. $15 advance ticket purchase. Pre-pay Admission
 
Expectant Parents Meet Up-  Meet other expectant parents while learning about topics that may be on your mind. Sundays at 3PM. Reserve your spot
 
Introduction to Motherhood Studies Course- Mondays and Fridays –pick one day per week.. We will examine changing perceptions of mothers through history, including some feminist theory, political theory, and sociological theory. While focusing on the US point of view we will also peek at global perspectives, policies, health statistics and methods of conception. The goals of this class are to have students explore the evolution of family, gain understanding of the historic marginalization of women, and expand on notions of caregiving so we can collectively move future family experiencesforward in educated and empowered ways. All students who complete the class will receive a certificate of completion.  Open to high school students, college students and all other adults. Session A: Mondays 4-6PM /Session B: Thursdays 6-8PM (pick one session per week) $175 sign up full session or $17 per class ala carte. Some availability online.Limited to 8 per class. Starts Sept. 23. Complete Schedule Online here. Contact: Joy Rose, MOMmuseum@gmail.com Reserve your spot
 
Student Symposium 4th Monday of every month. 7-8:30 PM. Student meet up with discussions and presentations of the subjects of mother studies, feminism, psychology, popular culture, health matters and more. Students will have an opportunity to share their latest work and perspectives. Sign Up To Participate
 
ARTS
SUNDAY IS FAMILY DAY! Play space open from 12-5PM with arts and crafts for all ages. Story Time Under the Apple Tree with age-appropriate reading circle at 1PM. Free with admission each Sunday. Adult admission of $15. Couples $20. 1st Child free. Additional Children $5.
 
Coming Soon; Artist In Residence Theatrical Performances,4th Friday of each month 7-9PM
 
GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION
Admission  $15 for one adult and one child, $5 each additional child except where noted. Couples $20 
 
$100 General Membership: 8 discounted entrance passes (equivalent $12.50 per visit, for one adult. Kids are free, but children must be accompanied by an adult), museum backpack, plus admission to select private events. Not applicable to special program fees, organized by outside parties, which are separate from general admission, but members receive a punch card with one FREE visit after completion of 8 discounted entrance passes. $5 off door price of Eat, Drink and Be Mommy event. Good for one year from time of purchase. 
 
$125 Unlimited Monthly Drop-In; use for baby groups, drops ins, story time, group lunches, hang out. Good for one-month from time of sign-up. This is for people who think they’d like access to M.O.M. frequently during inclement weather or families and groups looking for a safe, comfortable place to gather. Come use our play space 6 days a week if you want! Sign up online or onsite. Additional fees apply for music performances and workshops organized by outside parties,but members receive $5 off door price of M.O.M. organized events. 
 
RENT M.O.M - Have a party or gathering at M.O.M! Available Saturdays day or night. Private rental $100 per hour includes one helper, semi private(museum stays open) $50 per hour. Birthday parties suggested 3 hour minimum including 30 min set up and 30 min breakdownCall 212-4529818 or e-mail MOMmuseum@gmail.comformore information.
 
*Check with our front desk for any last minute changes: 212.452.9816
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INSPIRATION
Stay inspired.
Do whatever you have to do to remember you are here for a reason. Find your sense of purpose as if your time on earth is limited, because it is. Go to sleep each night knowing that today 'you did the best you job could', whatever that job is, given whatever limitations you have. Stay in the light. Spread peace. Sending Love, Joy Rose
CONTACT
MAMAPALOOZA
Amy Andrews, Social Media: MamazinaMag@gmail.com
Joy Rose, President: Joy@Mamapalooza.com
Suzanne Dawson, Director Sponsorships: suzanne.dawson@mamapalooza.com
 
Museum of Motherhood
Lisa Latcholia, Community Program Director: lisacspc@verizon.net
Joy Rose, Director: MOMmuseum@gmail.com
Board of Directors:
Gillian Crane
Lynn Kuechle
Cara Leigh Battaglia
Advisory Board: 
Joy Baum
Laura Tropp
Janae Shields
Mariama Duncan
Aurelie Athan
Roksana Badruddoja
Jill Starishevsky
Sarina Appel
 
877.711.MOMS (6667)
Motherhood Foundation Inc.  •  401 East 84th Street  •  New York, NY 10028
http://www.mommuseum.org/
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