Party Pics: Children’s Holiday Party
The Museum of the City of New York held its annual Children’s Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 10th in the Museum at 1220 Fifth Avenue. Children and their parents took over the Museum’s first floor for games, crafts, and a chance to give Santa their wish list. Eleven-year old DJ Kai Song revved up the crowd with his mix of contemporary music and holiday up-tempo classics. Eleni’s cookie elves helped the children decorate tree cookies while face painters transformed the little ones into all sorts of creatures. Wendy, the Pipe Cleaner Lady, made crowns, flower and rings for the children and showed them how to make their own. Sammie and Tudie entertained with their wacky antics, Magic Al dazzled the guests with his tricks while storyteller Barbara Aliprantis wove tales and Mike the Ballooniac created animals, hats and soft sabers. Santa sat among beautifully decorated trees, presents and an elf-size gingerbread house to welcome the children to tell him what they wished for and to have their picture taken with him. Guests were given red Museum backpacks to carry their hand-made crafts and reindeer antlers to turn them all into Santa’s helpers.
Museum Trustee Stephanie Hessler served as Chairman for the party with Celina Apóstolo Merrill, Laurie Beard, Pamela Henes, and Carola Jain supporting her as Co-Chairs. Hélène Comfort and Emily Garbaccio served as Vice-Chairman and Patrons included Lisa Abel, Michael Borrico,Teri Friedman, Kathy Prounis and Margot Takian.
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