Connect2culture® supports museums and other cultural organizations to develop ongoing programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Pre-registration for all events is required. Contact each program for schedules and registration.
Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia
Tuesday, May 18
CaringKind, 360 Lexington Avenue, 3rd floor
Monday, May 8 | 2:00 - 3:30PM
Come join us for a musical afternoon to sing some old favorites with friends and family! We invite individuals with memory loss, their caregivers and family members to enjoy singing songs from the American Songbook and more. Light refreshments to follow
Admission is free of charge unless otherwise noted.
CaringKind “We Sing”
Warm up your vocal cords for an afternoon of song and remembrance. Join us as we sing favorite songs with live accompaniment.
American Folk Art Museum
“Folk Art Reflections”
An interactive and discussion-based program that brings the world of folk art to life through meaningful conversation, designed to create an environment where connections to art and to one another are nurtured.
Contact: Rachel Rosen, email@example.com, 212-595-9533, EXT. 381
Arts & Minds
- El Museo del Barrio
- The New-York Historical Society
- The Studio Museum of Harlem
Contact: Carolyn Halpin-Healy firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-755-3726
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
“Seasonal Highlights Memory Tour”
Delight in seasonal highlights. Enjoy a sensory experience. Connect with nature. Engage in hands-on activity.
Contact: Joanne D’Auria, email@example.com, 718-623-7267
Memory Arts Café
Memory Arts Cafe is a series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the general public and is co-produced by New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. The series includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists.
Contact: Gary Glazner, 718-499-7701
Invites individuals with memory loss and their caregivers to explore the museum’s collection together This program provides an opportunity to enjoy conversation, works of art, and each other's company.
Contact: Meryl Schwartz, access@Brooklynmuseum.org, 718 501-6350
Brooklyn Public Library
“Dance Like Nobody’s Watching”
Dancing for Older Adults with dementia and their caregivers. Music, movement and touch are the founding principles behind Rhythm Break Cares. The power of dance will improve the quality of life for early and middle stage Alzheimer’s communities and those affected with dementia.
Contact: Judy Vigo, 718-230-1760 ext. 51141, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
“The Stories Within”
Located on the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid, this program encourages conversation and storytelling through multi-sensory experiences focusing on different themes. Small groups explore the Museum to reflect on the history of the ship, including the people that served aboard, the aircraft, and the ship’s connections to space travel.
Contact: Brigid Tuschen, email@example.com, 646-381-5158
The Jewish Museum
Make personal connections with original works of art through discussion, art making, and multi-sensory activities.
Contact: Dara Cohen-Vasquez, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-423-3289
“Lincoln Center Moments”
This is a pilot program designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. An art-based workshop and discussion will follow the one hour performance.
Contact: Miranda Appelbaum email@example.com, 212-875-5375
The Met Cloisters
“Sights and Scents”
This program provides a serene, multi-sensory experience of enclosed gardens and encourages discussion while exploring works of art and architecture from the Middle Ages.
Contact: Leslie Bussis Tait, Leslie.Tait@metmuseum.org, 212-650-2280
The Met Fifth Avenue
This program is a participatory event that includes discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other multi-sensory activities.
Contact: Rebecca McGinnis / Marie Clapot/ Jan Ingvalson/ Cristina Vanech firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-650-2010
Museum of Modern Art
“Meet Me at MoMA”
This program provides a forum for dialogue for people with dementia and their care partners through looking at art.
Contact: email@example.com, 212-408-6447
Rhythm Break Cares
“Tea Dance Social”
Join us for an afternoon of socializing while experiencing the healing power of music, dance and touch. There is a suggested donation for the program.
The Rubin Museum of Art
Explores the transformative power of the art and culture of the Himalayan Asian region, promotes conversation and engagement with works of art and one another. Please note these programs run the third Friday of each month.
Contact: Laura Sloan firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-620-5000 ext 319
The Unforgettables Chorus
The Unforgettables is a chorus for people living with dementia and their family member caregivers. The chorus rehearses and performs in concerts several times a year.