The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) is one of the greatest places on Earth. I'm not kidding. When I take my little guy Lucas to the Upper West Side of Manhattan, his eyes start darting, looking around for the big blue awning.
Rain or shine, it doesn't matter - he can't get in that door quickly enough. There are a lot of places that kids love that aren't necessarily good for them, but any parent's dream is to take your kid to place they love and know that he or she is actually being educated, stimulated and challenged...and CMOM is this fairy-tale place.
Since this isn't the first time you'll hear about CMOM from us, I won't bog you down with all the details - you can read all about how this magical place speaks to kids of ALL ages here. But I do want to call your attention to their director, who is being honored tomorrow night at the first CMOM Gala, which we were fortunate enough to be asked to help decorate.
Andy Ackerman is one of those true New York gems - we will have much more to report about Andy after we attend the Gala tomorrow night...but we want to publicly commend Andy for being so passionate about children; their education, their health, their creative inspiration and more. He has dedicated 20 years to this very worthy cause and it takes a very special person to have that kind of commitment.
DwellStudio's partnership with CMOM is only beginning - tomorrow night's Gala is somewhat of a kick-off to a much bigger campagin we are equally passionate about regarding children's sleep and their investment in their personal space. We hope you'll all take a minute to read about them, possibly donate if you have the means. And by all means...if you have kids and live in or visit NYC anytime soon - run, do not walk to CMOM for a day of serious fun and education for your kiddies!
More later about Andy, CMOM with party pics!