SoHo Journal: The Magazine of Arts and Politics in SoHo and the Hamptons Soho Politics Blog Hamptons Politics Blog

January 16th, 2009

GET THOSE KIDS INVOLVED WITH THE INAUGURATION.

by John Coakley

Thanks to Mommy Poppins for the heads up.

Kids can’t vote, which seems unfair, seeing as how they would probably just vote for the candidate that makes them feel safest—just like most of us adults do. Well, there is no reason for the kids to be left out of the Inauguration. Even if you can’t bring em all down to DC next week, they can still get themselves involved and engaged with this big, big day. To wit:

Kids Inauguration Party
Borders Columbus Circle
10 Columbus Circle
212.823.9775
January 17, 2pm
FREE

Celebrate our nation’s new beginning with art activities, games, a scavenger hunt and an official oath ceremony.

This day in History – Inauguration Day 2009
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
718.273.2060
January 17 and 18, 1, 2 and 3 pm.
FREE with Museum Admission

Kids explore important historical events and create their own newspapers to commemorate the Inauguration.

Dear Mr. President
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
THe Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
212.721.1234
January 10-19
FREE with Museum Admission

Children express their hopes for a brighter future, which will be compiled into a letter to send to President Obama. Kids can also email their hopes to kidshopes@cmom.org

Martin Luther King and Inauguration Day
Scholastic Store Soho
557 Broadway
212.343.6166
January 17, 3pm
FREE

Kids get to experience the journey of Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. with a reading of March On, written by Christine King Farris, his older sister. Kids will also learn all about Election 2008 and the importance of inauguration day.

Filed Under: Arts & Leisure | Community | Events | New York | Politics

Articles

Search

Information

Extras

soho journal current cover
Newsletter

Yoga With April locations resource locations resource