Congratulations to the Children's Museum of Manhattan for being honored for the Muslim Cultures: America to Zanzibar Exhibit.
At last week’s NYC Council’s EID UL-FITR 2016 celebration, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan was honored by NY City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member I. Daneek Miller and the City Council. We were recognized for our America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far exhibit and for the way it celebrates the various cultures within the Muslim community. As the sole cultural institution to be recognized, we are delighted to promote the importance of arts and culture in the lives of our city.
Executive Director, Andrew Ackerman and Museum Board Chair Halley Harrisburg were thrilled to accept this proclamation in honor of the optimism of children. Ackerman said “At the Museum we believe that now more than ever, our children need to be hopeful and confident about the future. Or as one little girl described it, “Optimism is when you expect all the crayons to be in the box…Through our many exhibits and programs that reflect the diverse cultures of our great City, the Children’s Museum helps children learn about themselves by learning about others. If you haven’t stopped by to see America to Zanzibar yet, I hope you will!”