September 2020 Events At The Museum

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is excited to announce their series of upcoming events for the month of September! From Paint & Sips, to exploring local nature trails, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! You can download the calendar for the month of September here.

Young Conservationist Series

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our new “Young Conservationist Series”, presented in conjunction with Saratoga PLAN!

During our Young Conservationist Series, children and families will explore three (3) different Saratoga PLAN nature preserves, where they will get to learn about nature, enjoy some light snacks, and make a craft! Programs are as follows:

  • Sunday, September 20th: Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve
  • Saturday, September 26th: Orra Phelps Nature Preserve
  • Sunday, September 27th: Galway Nature Preserve

Programs are $15 per child, $5 per adult. All programs are about 90 minutes and begin at 11am.
We ask that all attendees wear masks and perform social distancing in accordance with state and federal laws.

Families interested in signing up can call the Museum at 518.793.2773 or email: director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

Thanks to JUST Water for their generous water bottle donation for the event!

Paint & Sip Series

Our popular and family-friendly “Paint & Sip” series returns to the Museum on Wednesday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 29th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm each class!
Program is $20 per child/adult duo ($5 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult). Members get a 50% discount!
Space is limited, so please call us at 518.793.2773 or email director@worldchildrensmuseum.org to sign up today!
**Face coverings are to be warn at all times during the event except while sipping juice**
This workshop is aligned with NYS educational standards and is a perfect resource for homeschooling families.

Our Earth: Keep It Clean Series

In this workshop series, students will visit the museum to explore ways the air, land, and water are polluted. They’ll also find ways that they can help make it cleaner by replanting and recycling. Students will analyze art together and learn about the environment around the world, including what they can do to make our earth a great place to live by conserving our resources. Programs are as follows:
  • Thursday, September 24th (For children in 2nd and 3rd grade)
  • Monday, September 28th (For children Pre-K through 1st grade)
  • Wednesday, September 30th (For children in 4th through 6th grade)
Cost: $15/child, $5/adult. Members get $2 off! All programs run 10:00am – 11:00am.
Please call to reserve your spot: 518-793-2773 ext. 305. Each lesson is limited to 10 children, so sign up quickly!
This program meets the following NYS Education Standards:
ELA: Reading, Standard 7; Speaking and Listening, Standard 1; Language, Standard 1
Arts—Visual Arts: Creating, Standard 1; Responding, Standard 7; Responding, Standard 8
Social Studies: Gathering, interpreting, and using evidence; geographical reasoning
Science: Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on living organisms and non-living things in the environment; obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

Young Conservationist Series

The World Awareness Children’s Museum is proud to announce our new “Young Conservationist Series”, presented in conjunction with Saratoga PLAN!

During our Young Conservationist Series, children and families will explore three (3) different Saratoga PLAN nature preserves, where they will get to learn about nature, enjoy some light snacks, and make a craft! Programs are as follows:

– Sunday, September 20th: Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

– Saturday, September 26th: Orra Phelps Nature Preserve

– Sunday, September 27th: Galway Nature Preserve

Programs are $15 per child, $5 per adult. All programs are about 90 minutes and begin at 11am.
We ask that all attendees wear masks and perform social distancing in accordance with state and federal laws.

Families interested in signing up can call the Museum at 518.793.2773 or email: director@worldchildrensmuseum.org

Thanks to JUST Water for their generous water bottle donation for the event!

#AdirondackStrong

We are #AdirondackStrong!

#AdirondackStong is a community-based initiative meant to empower and strengthen the Glens Falls, NY area during these trying times. The pandemic has affected us all, and we here at the World Awareness Children’s Museum wanted to do our part by reaching out to local businesses to help spread a positive message about strength, perseverance, compassion, and love. We encourage any and all businesses and individuals who feel as strong and passionately about our community and its strength to post their own #AdirondackStrong message on social media, with the hashtag #AdirondackStrong and tagging the World Awareness Children’s Museum.

A big “Thank You!” to Advokate, LLCPark Theater, and Doc’s Restaurant for their support and video submissions, and we look forward to seeing all of your videos, because we are #AdirondackStrong!

2020 Community WACM Fundraisers

Looking to get involved with the World Awareness Children’s Museum? Check out these fun, off-site events that are helping the Museum this summer!

10th Annual Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge

Do you enjoy running? Looking to help the museum? Then throw on your running shoes and participate in the Rotary Club Of Glens Falls’ event – the 10th Annual Rotary 5K Corporate Challenge – from July 17th – 26th! Entry is only $20 ($10 for ages 12 and under), and proceeds go to the World Awareness Children’s Museum, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Southern Adirondacks and Rotary Club of Glens Falls! The event is going virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, so runners can choose their own 5k route, which can be timed or untimed!

Interested in participating? Click here!

 

Driving For Charity

Do you have a classic car? Interested in helping out the World Awareness Children’s Museum? Then come participate in the “Driving For Charity” benefit, part of the Rally Across America program, Sunday, August 2nd, at the Saratoga Automobile Museum!

This scenic 75 mile casual drive will begin at 10am outside the Automobile Museum, and any cars are welcome (though classic cars 30+ years or older are preferred). Donations will be $100 per car to participate and all proceeds go to the World Awareness Children’s Museum.

Interested participants can email Rally Ambassador Michael Murray at michael.mick.murray@gmail.com.

 

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.

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

 

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:

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.