COVID-19 Update

 

3/13/2020 – COVID-19 Update

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is dedicated to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all of our visitors. Because of this, we have taken the following steps to keep our hands-on space clean for you and your family:

– We have placed hand sanitizing stations throughout the Museum.
– Our soap dispensers are fully stocked, and we encourage all visitors to wash their hands often.
– Throughout the day, our staff disinfects and sanitizes frequently-touched objects and surfaces.
– We have placed reminders around the Museum modeling the best ways to wash your hands and cover your cough.
– We have removed all dress-up clothes and other soft items from the Museum and will be sanitizing them and storing them in our Collections Room to keep virus transfer to a minimum.

As always, if you or your child are unwell, we ask that you stay home in order to prevent the spread of sickness. For more information on how to protect yourself, please check the CDC’s website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

The situation with COVID-19 is changing by the day, so we will update you as we learn more.

The safety of our staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to us, and we appreciate your continued support as we work toward keeping our Museum a welcoming place for all.

March 2020 Programming

Upcoming March 2020 Events AT WACM

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce their upcoming on-site programming for March 2020! Celebrate National Pig Day at the museum on Sunday, Mar. 1st at 2:00pm, as they welcome real-life therapy pigs to the museum to learn about and play with! Program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted. On Sunday, Mar. 8th, WACM will host it’s monthly Free Day! Guests can visit the museum for free, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, and enjoy all the museum has to offer, thanks to Stewarts Shops Holiday Match and all those who contributed! Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with an Irish Step Dancing Performance by the Wild Irish Acres Dancers on Sunday, March 15th, at 3:00pm! Program is free with admission, though donations are gladly accepted! And The World Awareness Children’s Museum and Opera Saratoga are proud to present an Opera-To-Go performance of Jack And The Beanstalk at the museum on Saturday, March 28th, at 3:30pm! Enjoy this after hours event that will be fun for the whole family! This program is free to the public thanks to our partnership with Opera Saratoga **Please note that the museum will not be open for play during the performance**

 

Here are some other highlighted events:

  • Friday, Mar. 6th @ 11:30am: Little Ones Yoga!
  • Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Members Only Mornings, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Saturday, Mar. 14th @ 1:00pm: Paint & Sip – Rainbow Landscape
  • Sunday, Mar. 15th: Sensory Friendly Morning, 10:00am – 12:00pm
  • Monday, Mar. 16th @ 1:00pm: St. Patrick’s Day Craft
  • Friday, Mar. 20th @ 1:00pm: Storytime Friday!
  • Saturday, Mar. 28th: Holi Celebration, 11:00am – 12:00pm

You can download the calendar of March events here.

“Shine Your Light” Program Series

Celebrate light in the seasonal darkness during our “Shine Your Light” series of programs this November and December! We’ll make candles, create our own luminaries, celebrate international festivals of light, and more!

Here is a full list of upcoming events:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3rd – Diwali Celebration (11am – 12pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 11th – Veteran’s Day Luminary Craft (11am – 12pm)
  • Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Candle Making Workshop (1pm – 2:30pm)
  • Monday, Nov. 25th – Turkey Centerpiece Craft (11am – 12pm)
  • Monday, Dec. 9th – St. Lucia’s Day Celebration (11am – 12pm)
  • Saturday, Dec. 14th – Candle Making Workshop (12:30pm – 2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Dec. 21st – Hanukkah Celebration (1pm – 2pm)
  • Sunday, Dec. 22nd – Paint & Sip: Starlight (2pm – 3:30pm)
  • Monday, Dec. 23rd – Magic Lantern Show (4:30pm – 5pm)
  • Friday, Dec. 27th – Kwanzaa Celebration (1pm – 2pm)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31st – “Noon” Years Eve at WACM (10am – 2pm)

These programs are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council Of The Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC)!

 

 

Arts Alive! Food, Fun, and Fashion

 

Tickets are now on sale for our “Arts Alive: Food, Fun, And Fashion” event on Sunday, October 27th, 5:00pm – 7:30pm at Surfside On The Lake Hotel And Suites (400 Canada Street) in Lake George, NY!

Arts Alive is an evening of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a fabulous international art and fashion show! An artful raffle will feature works and clothing from local artists as well as opportunities to experience such things as The Art Of Wine, The Art Of Theater, The Art Of Drawing Classes, and more!

And new this year is the International Kid’s Club: A “parents’ night out” party with pizza, games, activities for children 4 – 12 (must be potty trained) in the Champlain Room at the Surfside, hosted by museum staff, and the Glens Falls and Hudson Falls High School International Clubs.

Tickets are $45 for adults, children ages 4 and up are $20 and $15 for each additional child.

You can purchase your tickets here!

 

Raffle!

An artful raffle will feature works and clothing by local artists as well as opportunities to experience such things as The Art of Wine, The Art of Theater, The Art of Drawing Classes, and more.

New this year!

The International Children’s Room will be a separate activity and game room for kids to enjoy while parents attend the event. The Glens Falls and Hudson Falls High School International Clubs and Museum staff will host the fun.

Runway Participants Needed!

Would you, your family and friends like to participate in the fashion show? Help us showcase the Museum’s international clothing on the red carpet. Email director@worldchildrensmuseum.org for more fashion show information.

 

Thanks To Our Sponsors!

 

Haute Couture Sponsorship Level

Couture Sponsorship Level: $2,500

George & Tina Carruthers

Ready to Wear Sponsorship Level: $1,000

Griffin’s

Thomas & Joan Moynihan

Off the Rack Sponsorship Level: $500.00

Cindy Hess

George & Karin Kilgore-Green

Lehigh Cement Company

Ross & Lisa Sheridan

Vintage $250.00

Natalia & Jason Carusone

David and Mary Farr

The [email protected] Lake

Dr. Judy Mysliborski

 

2019-2020 Young Artists Competition!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce the “Young Artists Competition” for the 2019-2020 year, open to ALL New York State residents, Kindergarten – 8th grade! Our theme for the 2019-2020 competition is: “My Family Heritage”!

  • Submissions begin: September 1st, 2019
  • Submission deadline: November 15th, 2019
  • Jury decision: January 10th, 2020
  • Finalists art show: January 24th, 2020

Here are some of the rules and guidelines for the competition:

  • There is a $5 submission fee that must be included with the submitted artwork. Payment by cash or by check (made out to the World Awareness Children’s Museum). Submission limit of 1 piece of art per child.
  • Submission must be two-dimensional artwork and cannot be larger than 16 x 20 inches.
  • The work must not be framed or mounted. Complete, artistic, colorful works are preferred (pencil, crayon, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
  • Entrants must include the bottom portion of their 2019-2020 submission form with their submission which can be found here.
  • A short note about the entrant’s art is a welcome addition. Please include this is possible, and paper-clip it to the submitted piece of art.
  • To be included in the judging process for awards, all artwork must be received by November 15th, 2019!

Submit artwork to:
World Awareness Children’s Museum, 89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY, 12801 (or drop off in person at our museum!)

Any artwork and materials, by submission to the Young Artists Competition, become the property of the World Awareness Children’s Museum and may not 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.

New Weekly Summer Program At The Museum!

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to offer “Saturday Morning Studio” workshops every Saturday during the month of August, 10:00am – 11:00am, where we will have a new project and/or game from around the world every week! Workshops are free with admission, but donations are gladly accepted.

Dates of the workshops are as follows:

  • Saturday, August 3rd
  • Saturday, August 10th
  • Saturday, August 17th
  • Saturday, August 24th

Please check out our social media for up-to-date information about these wonderful programs!

International Cuisine 2019!

Our 29th Annual International Cuisine Dinner And Auction was a tremendous success! Our sold out event brought together the regions finest restaurants and businesses to help us bring the community more family friendly programming! Our volunteers and staff were amazing, and we can’t thank them enough for all their hard work in helping make our event what it was!

Thanks to all of our participating restaurants: 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

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

Our next cuisine in 2020 will be our 30th anniversary of the event (as well as the 25th anniversary of the museum itself), so please keep your eyes on our website and social media for all upcoming updates!

Are you a business interested in sponsoring our 30th International Cuisine Dinner And Auction in 2020? Please call us at 518.793.2773 today!


Enjoy some photos from this years event:

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.