Event - Catch the Cool Family Arts Festival & Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Catch the Cool Family Arts Festival & Cinco de Mayo Celebration

05.04.14, 12:00 pm

Join us for Catch The Cool, one of Cool Culture’s signature family day events. Families will be able to enjoy the newly renovated Queens Museum, participate in interactive, hands-on activities and interact with great exhibits.

Calupulli Dance Company Workshop
Calupulli Dance Company Workshop

Schedule of Events



Cinco de Mayo Folklorico Performance in the Atrium, 1st Floor
Presented by Caplulli Mexican Dance Company
Welcome Greetings & Raffle Winner Announcement
Candice Anderson, Executive Director, Cool Culture
Jason Yoon, Director of Education, Queens Museum
Leslie Martinez, Program Manager, Cool Culture
Storytime and Draw-Along in the Theater, 2nd Floor
Presented by David Stein (2-2:30), Fioana Robinson (2:30-3), and Steve Light (3-3:30)



Big Ideas Art Activity in the Living Room, 1st Floor
Make a sign and share your big ideas with the world
Panorama Gallery Hunt in the Panorama Gallery, 1st Floor Entrance
Pick up a Viewfinder and Hunt Card to help you spot familiar places in New York City
Collaborative Art Sculpture in the Werwaiss Gallery, 2nd Floor
Make a giant sculpture with your family and friends
Cool Family Photo Booth in the Gazebo, Outdoors
Give us your best pose. Like Cool Culture’s page on Facebook to download your photo
Community Art-Making in the Outdoors
Presented by Freestyle Arts Association
Up in the Air: Movement Activity in the Outdoors
Sessions begin every 30 minutes on the hour, on the grass
The Quiet Room in the Rubin Gallery, 1st Floor
Use this space to take a break from all the fun
Meet the architects of Entre Fronteras from 1PM-2PM.
Visit Tables for Hands-On Fun, Outdoors
NY Hall of Science* Queens Zoo*Queens Historical Society

Cinco de Mayo Papel Picado Art Activity in the Atrium, 1st Floor
Presented by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company


Meet at the East side information desk.
Exhibition Tour (in English)
Exhibition Tour (in Spanish)


About Cool Culture
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Cool Culture helps over 50,000 families access and enjoy 90 of NYC’s world-class cultural institutions for free, providing children with experiences that improve literacy and learning. Through Cool Culture’s programs and initiatives New York City’s most diverse families access and enjoy New York City’s rich cultural life, in order to provide educational experiences for their children, and to serve as their child’s primary educator.


Catch the Cool Family Arts Festival and Cinco de Mayo Celebration is part of  the Queens Museum’s Inaugural Cultural Festival, a year-long series of events that celebrate the rich and varied cultures found in Queens, the most diverse county in the nation. Building upon the spirit of our opening celebrations for our new building, we celebrate the communities in the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods with a focus on dance, music, food, crafts, storytelling, and rituals.

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