International Cuisine Dinner And Auction 2018!

 

 

Join us, May 6th, at the Mohican Ballroom at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge for the culinary event of the year! International appetizers, entrees and desserts made by the region’s finest restaurants and chefs will be present, along with more than 100 items up for auction donated by local businesses!

Our participating restaurants:

Bean’s Country Store
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Chez Pierre
Cornerstone Cafe
Deliciously Different Specialty Items
Dickinson’s Delight Dizzy Chicken LLC
Fresh ADK
Grateful Den
Jack’s American Bistro
La Cosina Mexicana Lake George Baking Company Lake George Olive Oil Mario’s Restaurant Monahan Chase Caterers Morgan & Co
Mikado
Raul’s
Rockhill Bakery Samantha’s Cafe Tandoori Grill
Thai Sushi Aroy Dee
The Anvil Inn
The Docksider
The Grist Mill Willow’s Bistro
Park 26

A big thank you to our sponsors:

McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP
New Country Porsche of Clifton Park
Marvin and Company, P.C
Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites
AJA Architecture
Glens Falls National Bank And Trust Company
Cool Insuring Agency

And thanks to our fellow sponsors: Borgos Marketing & Events, Inc., The Hub, Braymer Law PLLC, New Country Lexus Of Latham, Adirondack Pediatrics, True North, Little, O’Connor & Borie, P.C., R&R Kithcen And Bar, Toyota Of Clifton Park, Davies-Davies & Associates, Kinney Drugs, 31.

Reserved seating tickets are $75 each, $675 for a table of 10.

You can purchase tickets here:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3385579

Check out the events Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2095173717406133/

Upcoming Events At The Museum! (3/10/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce these upcoming events for the month of March:

Sunday, March 11th: Free Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum for our monthly Free Day! Come explore our exhibits and see all that we have to offer. Museum will be open 12PM to 5PM.

Saturday, March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day At WACM – Come visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum to help celebrate St. Patricks Day! We will be hosting a number of holiday themed crafts that will be fun for the whole family, as well as Irish Step Dancers! Event begins at 10AM.

Saturday, March 24th: Springtime Workshop At WACM – Visit the World Awareness Children’s Museum as we celebrate the first days of Spring with a spring themed workshop! We’ll be doing a number of crafts and events, so stay tuned to this page as we update it! Crafts will begin at 11AM and museum is open 10AM to 3 PM.

New Director At The World Awareness Children’s Museum! (2/27/18)

The Board of Directors of the World Awareness Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the arrival of the new director, June Waters.  Formerly the Curator of Education at The Hyde Collection, June has also held the position of Coordinator of Arts in Education at WSWHE BOCES and was the director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks in Glens Falls.

June Waters.

A native of Hudson Falls, June returned to the area from California in January to begin her work with WACM. She hopes to raise awareness of the exhibitions and hands on fun for children in the museum while expanding the museum’s impact into the community with fun and educational programming that will focus on elements of the museum’s unique and vast collection of children’s artwork from around the world.

We wish her the best of luck here at the World Awareness Children’s Museum!

Join us for February school break workshops! (2/8/18)

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce its continued partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, to provide craft workshops free of charge to children during the February 2018 school break week.

Workshops will run February 19th through the 23rd and will begin at 11 am.

The weekday workshop schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 19th: Chinese Lion Dance Celebration – The Chinese Lion Dance has been a Chinese New Year tradition for hundreds of years. We will be celebrating this iconic spectacle with dance, folktales and more!

Tuesday, February 20th: Mardi Gras Mask Workshop – Bring your festive imagination as we celebrate Mardi Gras by making our own Mardi Gras Masks! Colorful and bold, or sequenced and shiny, there are a variety of ways to make your own mask!

Wednesday, February 21st: Chinese New Year Puppet Workshop – We will continue our Chinese New Year celebration by making our own Dragon and Dog rod puppets, two of the more iconic symbols of the Chinese New Year!

Thursday, February 22nd: Olympic Flag Workshop – In recognition of the Olympics, we will be celebrating by making our own Olympic Flags! You can re-create a Olympic country’s flag or create your own, it’s up to you!

Friday, February 23rd: Recycled Bottle Cap Workshop – Together we will create a colorful mural of recycled ‘trash’, that promoted creativity as much as it does recycling! An assorted but limited supply of bottle caps will be available but please bring as many bottle caps as you can to recycle and create!

 

All workshops are free with the cost of admission ($5 per person, children under 3 enter free).

Help us reach New Destinations in 2018!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce the launch of their Annual Campaign for 2017. Through engaging, interactive activities and educational programming, WACM imparts the values of inclusion, acceptance and understanding. The Museum provides opportunities for children and their families to connect with their world neighbors through the following:

  • Onsite and offsite educational programming in accordance with NYS curriculum standards.
  • Extensive art collection containing over 10,000 pieces of children’s art and objects from around the world.
  • Facilitates and manages an international youth art exchange program wth artwork from 83 countries.

More than 100,000 children have taken part in educational outreach programs or visits to the Museum since its inception.

The mission of the Museum is more important now than ever before.  Our goal is to reach more children, families and community members with our vital message.  The Museum is looking forward to a planned expansion of partnerships and programs for all ages in 2018.

This giving season, please consider a donation to the World Awareness Children’s Museum. Thank you in advance for your support!

Join us for Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!

Join us for our Dia de Los Muertos Sunday!

 

Come and celebrate family – past, present and future, as we observe the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos!

You will have lots of different activities to choose from to celebrate! Make your own Mexican themed crafts, or enjoy a story about Mexico during Storytime, have some food from the O’Pablo’s Food Truck, and farm and prepare your own pretend meal in our Hola Mexico! exhibit!

Admission is $5. Children under 3 years old are free!

Each craft is $1 but Passport Holders craft for Free!

Call (518) 793-2773 or visit www.worldchildrensmuseum.org for more information!

Glens Falls & Mexico with Maury Thompson

GLENS FALLS & MEXICO

“HISTORICAL WARREN COUNTY CONNECTIONS WITH MEXICO”

A Lecture with Maury Thompson

 

Wine • Refreshments by Samantha’s Café • Art Reception • Live Music • Historical Talk

Friday, November 3

5-7 p.m.

World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

$25 per person

An event for adults. Seating is limited.

RSVP: 793-2773 x305 or director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

www.worldchildrensmuseum.org

 

Join us as we observe Dia de los Muertos with an evening of wine, music, and a pop-up display of Mexican art and artifacts from our collection!

The main feature event of this evening is a talk by celebrated local writer and historian Maury Thompson on the historical connections between Warren County and Mexico.

 

The talk will include information about local artist Wilhelmina Weber Furlong, who lived seven years in Mexico in the early 1900s and worked as a translator for the Mexican president; local construction contractor Joseph “J”J” Fredella, who came to the aid of 22 Mexican laborers stranded in the Adirondacks in 1923; local National Guardsmen deployed to the Mexican border in 1916; and diplomatic and humanitarian actions of Glens Falls native Charles Evans Hughes, among other historical anecdotes.

Also, be sure to see our Dia de los Muertos cemetery and ofrenda installation, in place just for this weekend!

 

About Maury: 

Local writer and historian Maury Thompson has been quoted in The New York Times as an expert on the Glens Falls economy, in ELLE magazine as an expert on regional politics, and on the British sweater fashion blog Celtic-sheepskin as an expert on the luxurious feel of cashmere.

But he is best known around Glens Falls as The Post-Star reporter who walked his beat for 21 years.

He retired from The Post-Star in September to pursue an “encore career“ as a historian of politics, labor organizing and media in New York‘s North Country.

His new book “’The Animated Feather Duster’ (And Other Slow Newsday Tales of the Legendary Facial Hair of Charles Evans Hughes)” is expected to be released in Spring 2018.

Portions of tonight’s talk will be included in another upcoming book, “History in The Hyde Neighborhood: The Storyteller’s Guide to Warren and Center Streets, expected to be released in spring 2019.

Thompson’s first book, “The Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival: The Walter Grishkot Story,” was released in September 2011.

He has donated a dozen copies of the book to World Awareness Children’s Museum to distribute this evening, on a first-come, first-served basis, for a donation of any amount to the museum.

Thompson writes “Warren County Watch,” a column about economic development, business and quality of life in Warren County, published twice a month on the EDC Warren County web site.

Thompson graduated in 1992 from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in English.

Buy Your WACM Dios de los Muertos T-Shirt Now!

The Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos is coming soon and The World Awareness Children’s Museum invites you to our weekend-long celebration from Thursday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 5th with a number of themed workshops, presentations and activities!
We want you to be sure to celebrate in style with a beautiful, customized WACM t-shirt! A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to benefit the Museum! Use the link below to purchase your shirt today!
Here’s a summary of the events!
On Thursday, November 2nd during normal museum hours, our ofrenda will be open and on display!
On Friday, November 3rd, we will be hosting local historian Maury Thompson for a catered event where he will give a presentation on the ties between Glens Falls and Mexico. Also featured will be a pop-up gallery of Museum artifacts related to Mexico and Dia de los Muertos.
On Saturday, November 4th, in addition to be open for normal museum hours, we will have a workshop focused on honoring our ancestors.
On Sunday, November 5th, we will have a day of activities, face painting, and a Mexican food truck to finish out our weekend of celebration!
Stay tuned for more detailed information about the events, and don’t forget to buy your T-Shirt! 

Free Family Series at the 2017 Adirondack Film Festival

Did you know that Glens Falls has it’s very own film festival? That’s right! Back for its second year, the Adirondack Film Festival is bringing new films to downtown Glens Falls, and will once more be presenting its FREE FAMILY SERIES – thirteen films for children from all around the globe. Come and see these new films at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, October 21st at the Crandall Public Library. Call (518) 798-7479 or Visit www.adirondackfilmfestival.com for more information or to buy tickets! Hope to see you there!

 

Here’s a list of the short films featured in this year’s Free Family Series!

THE PITS

Mike Hayhurst

USA; 3 min

We know it’s not always easy being green–but it all works out in this charming quest for a perfect match.

 

THE POCKET MAN

Ana Chubinidze

France; Switzerland; Germany; 7 min

Good things come in all sizes and packages. Especially the pocket man, whose kindness abounds.

 


MR. NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF

Ignas Meilunas

Lithuania; 2 min

Why is the night changing the day? Well, when you don’t like something, you change it.

 

STONE SOUP

Clementine Robach

France; Belgium; 7 min

Times are tough in one little town: first no food, now no electricity. Eventually, the transformative power of community nourishes all in more ways than one.

 

YOU LOOK SCARY

Xiya Lan

USA; 4 min

Sometimes we amplify our fears. Usually, they’re not so bad at all.

 

SPIDER WEB

Natalia Chernysheva

Russia; 4 min

Anyone can get caught in a bind, but working together means weaving new webs of strength in one spider’s dilemma.

 

WATER PATH FOR A FISH

Mercedes Marro

Spain; Colombia; France; 8 min

Oscar rescues a goldfish from the clutches of hungry cats, but with the drought, has trouble caring for it. When the faucets turn on, the challenge truly begins.

 

SPRING JAM

Ned Wenlock

New Zealand; 6 min

Lone Stag lacks a certain something in the antlers department: the antlers. How will he get any birds to help him make music for the spring jam?

 

KONIGIRI KUN: SHOPPING

Mari Miyazawa

Japan; 5 min

Konigiri Kun, a curious rice ball with a penchant for shopping, goes out to market and is tempted all around in this hilarious nod to overconsumption.

 

CROCODILE

Julia Ocker

Germany; 4 min

A relaxing evening on the couch turns into a noshing nuisance for one peckish croc.

 

TIGER

Kariem Saleh

Germany; 4 min

A little tiger, happy but hungry, devises clever means to fill his belly and satisfy his cravings.

 

A HOLE

Maribel Suarez

Mexico; 5 min

A little girl longs for a playmate in the garden. Her efforts go unnoticed—until they finally take root.

 

THE BIRDIE

Yekaterina Filippova

Russia; 3 min

Once a birdie met a hippo. Teaming up makes everything easier.

 

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The Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, NY is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company – the Adirondack Theatre Festival. Because AFF spans the gap of theatre and film, it has the ability to offer a unique vantage point for a film festival as it embraces the similarities and differences in storytelling and the process from page to stage to screen. The festival features panel discussions, a free family series, exciting special events, and 75+ films all taking place on 7 screens in downtown Glens Falls. Sharing its slogan with the Adirondack Theatre Festival – the leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays – the Adirondack Film Festival is a place where audiences can always expect to SEE SOMETHING NEW.