The 29th Annual International Cuisine Dinner And Auction!

Save the date, The 29th Annual International Cuisine Dinner and Auction is here! Join us at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark on Sunday, May 5th, 5:30 pm – 9:00pm for an incomparable evening of great food and auctions! Proceeds help support The World Awareness Children’s Museum cultural educational programs for all ages!

Our list of participating restaurants is as follows: Andrea Maranville: Sweet Life of A Baker, Bean’s Country Store, Ben & Jerry’s, Birch Bark Eatery, Chez Pierre Restaurant, Cooper’s Cave Ale Company, Darling Donuts, Deliciously Different Specialty Items, Dickinson’s Delights, The Grateful Den, Jack’s American Bistro, Johnny Rockets Six Flags Great Escape, La Cosina Mexicana, Lake George Baking Company, Mario’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, Monahan Chase Caterers, Mikado, Morgan & Co Restaurant, Ocho Cinco Cantina, Rachel’s Cafe & Spice Company, Raul’s Mexican Grill, Rock Hill Bakehouse & Cafe, Tandoori Grill, Thai Sushi Aroy Dee Restaurant, The Anvil Restaurant, Docksider Restaurant, The Grist Mill, The Queensbury Hotel, Willows Bistro, and more!

Event Schedule:
5:30pm – Appetizers, cash bar & silent auction. Music by Hui Cox and a special guest.
7:00pm – Entrees.
8:00pm – Program and desserts.

Tickets are $100 per person – $180 per couple. Table of 10 – $850.

You can purchase your tickets here.
For reservations please call the museum at 518.793.2773 or go to our website at WorldChildrensMuseum.org.
RSVP Deadline is April 25th, 2019.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Iron Chef Sponsors:

Borgos Marketing & Events

Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company

Plant Doctor

Surfside On The Lake Hotel & Suites

 

Master Chef Sponsors:

Marvin and Company, P.C

New Country Lexus of Latham

New Country Porsche of Clifton Park

Rotary Club of Glens Falls

Great Escape Lodge & Water Park

The Hub

 

Sous Chef Sponsors : 

Adirondack Pediatrics

Braymer Law, PLLC

CHANGE

Laura J Cloke DDS PC and Stuart H Wieder DDS

Dentist On The Park

Davies-Davies & Associates Real Estate, LLC

Edward Jones Office of Steve Babson

Fish at 30 Lake

High Peaks PT

Hot Yoga Queensbury

JMZ Architects and Planners PC

Little, O’Connor & Borie, P.C.

McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP

Takundewide Cottages on Lake George

True North

We look forward to seeing you there for this great event! Ticket sales and information will be up ASAP.


Enjoy this promotional video + photos from our 2018 International Cuisine Dinner And Auction:

Aliens and Unicorns, oh my!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum has two new and exciting special week long programs coming up during the Glens Falls School Districts spring break (Monday, April 22nd – Friday, April 26th) – “Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures” and “Mission: Earth”! Details are as follows:

Mission: Earth – Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th (9:00am – 11:00am daily)

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to work with our outer space friends to make Earth a better place to live! Join us at the World Awareness Children’s Museum Monday, April 22nd – Friday, April 26th, 9:00am – 11:00am daily in a quest to save the planet! Program is suitable for children in 1st – 5th grade.
Cost:
Not-yet-members: $15/day or $68/week
Members: $10/day or $40/week.
Please register by April 15th by emailing us at Bethanie@worldchildrensmuseum.org, or call us at 518.793.2773.

Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures – Monday, April 22nd to Friday, April 26th (2:00pm – 4:00pm daily)

Join the World Awareness Children’s Museum on an adventure through your imagination with our “Unicorns, Dragons, And Other Fantastic Creatures” event, running Monday, April 22nd – Friday, April 26th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm daily! We’ll fight dragons, fly with unicorns, and have fun with other fantastic mythical creatures from all over the world! Suitable for children in 1st – 5th grade

Not-yet-members: $15/day or $68/week
Members: $10/day or $40/week
Register by April 15th:
Email: bethanie@worldchildrensmuseum.org
Phone: 518-793-2773

Events At The Museum: Mar. 13th – 17th

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our series of upcoming events at the museum for the week of March 13th – 17th, including our holiday themed “Paint And Sip: Illuminated Celtic Letters” on Saturday, March 16th, a “St. Patrick’s Day Celebration” on the 17th, and more! Our upcoming events are as follows:

– Wednesday, March 13th (10:00am – 12:00pm): Members Only Mornings: To show our appreciation for our members, the Museum is open the second Wednesday morning of every month for members to enjoy exclusive playtime at the museum. This month, members can join us on Wednesday, March 13th, 10:00am – 12:00pm!

– Friday, March 15th (5:30pm – 6:30pm): Family Trivia Night: Come to the Museum after hours to play trivia as a family! All ages are welcome. Teams of up to 6 people will play to win a special reproduction of one of the images in the Museum’s art collection! This event is free, but donations are gladly accepted.  

– Saturday, March 16th (1:00pm – 2:30pm): Paint And Sip: Illuminated Celtic Letters: Our popular and family friendly Paint & Sip series on Saturday, March 16th for a special “St. Patrick’s Day” themed class as we make of own illuminated celtic letters! This event runs from 1:00pm – 2:30pm and is $20 per parent/child duo ($5 for each additional child, $10 for each additional adult). Members get a 50% discount! Please call to reserve your spot: 518-793-2773. This program will fill up quickly!

– Sunday, March 17th (1:00pm – 2:00pm): St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Don your kilts (yes, Irishmen wear kilts, too!), Aran wool sweaters, and everything green, it’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the museum, Sunday, March 17th! Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day crafts, hear a story about St. Patrick’s Day, eat Irish treats, and listen to Irish music. This program is free with general admission, though donations are gladly accepted from those who enjoy the luck of the Irish. Program runs 1:00pm – 2:00pm.

Events At The Museum: Jan. 1st -12th

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce our continuing series of seasonally themed events at the museum for January 1st – 12th, including a “Russian Christmas Celebration”! Our upcoming events are as follows:

. Saturday, January 5th – Russian Christmas Celebration (11:00am – 12:00pm): Learn about Russian Christmas traditions at our museum Saturday, January 5th, from 11:00am – 12:00pm with special program instructor Natalia Carusone! We will do a Russian nesting doll craft, eat traditional Russian sweets, and hear a Russian holiday story! Event is free with general admission ($5, children under 3 are free).

. Wednesday, January 9th – Members Only Mornings (10:00am – 12:00pm): The museum will be hosting “Members Only Mornings” the second Wednesday of each month, 10:00am – 12:00pm, where members get exclusive time to visit and explore the museum. Interested in becoming a member? You can check out the Membership page on our website here.

. Saturday, January 12th – Uttarayan Indian Kite Festival (11:00am – 12:00pm): Visit the museum on Saturday, January 12th for a truly spectacular event! Special guest instructor Neha Golwala will teach us about Uttarayan, the Indian Kite Festival! Children will hear a story about the festival, make their own kites, and eat some traditional Indian treats! Event is free with admission and runs 11:00am – 12:00pm!

**And don’t forget about “Early Explorers Play Group”, every Thursday from 10:30am – 12:30pm, which is time for caregivers and their children to visit the museum, enjoy some light snacks, and form a community of encouragement and acceptance. Cost: $2 per family.**

Parents’ Night Out At The Museum! – 12/21

 

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce “Parents’ Night Out”, a time where parents can enjoy a night out on the town, or get some last minute shopping done as their children get set to enjoy time playing in the museum, watching a winter-themed movie, and enjoy some light snacks. Cost: Non-members – $20 per child / Members – $15 per child. Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 today to register (no children will be admitted without pre-registration). **Children must be potty trained in order to attend**.

 

 

Young Artists Competition!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our Young Artists Competition, with submissions being accepted October 1st through November 16th! The guidelines will be as follows:

Submissions begin: October 1st, 2018.
Submission deadline: November 16th, 2018.
Jury decision: January 11th, 2019.
Finalists art show: January 18th, 2019.

– Entrants must be a resident of Glens Falls, NY and in Kindergarten through 8th grade to be eligible.
– Our theme for the year is “Water, Water Everywhere”. Limit of one piece per entrant.
– There is a $5 submission fee that must be included with the submitted artwork. Payment by cash only, please.
– Submissions must be two dimensional artwork and cannot be larger than 16 x 20 inches.
– The work must be framed or mounted. Complete, artistic, colorful works are prefered (pencil, crayon, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
– A short note about the entrants art is a welcome addition. Please include if available. It should be paper clipped to the corresponding artwork.
– To be included in the judging process for awards, all artwork must be received by November 16th. Please submit art to: World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 or education@worldchildrensmuseum.org.

We will require filling out our Young Artists Competition form, which you can find/download here.

Winners will have their art reproduced on mugs, postcards, magnets, and more!

Any artwork and materials, by submission to the Young Artists Competition become property of the World Awareness Children’s Museum and cannot be returned. All rights are assigned to the World Awareness Children’s Museum for use, distribution or reproduction in the best interest of the museum.

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).