connect2culture® supports museums and other cultural organizations to develop ongoing programs for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Pre-registration for all events may be required. Contact each program for schedules and registration. Admission is free of charge unless otherwise noted.
Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia
Admission is free of charge unless otherwise noted.
CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving We Sing
Warm up your vocal cords for an afternoon of song and remembrance. Join us as we sing favorite songs with live accompaniment.
24-Hour Helpline, firstname.lastname@example.org,
*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 at:
- El Museo del Barrio (en español)
- The New-York Historical Society
- The Studio Museum of Harlem
Contact/Favor de contactar: Nellie Escalante, 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
*Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn Afternoons
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: Lindsay Reuter, access@Brooklynmuseum.org, 718-501-6520
Brooklyn Public Library
Contact for more information about upcoming programs.
Contact: Judith Vigo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-230-1760 ext. 51141
*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
*Jewish Museum JM Journeys
Make personal connections with original works of art through discussion, art making, and multi-sensory activities.
Contact: Samantha Schott, sSchott@thejm.org, 212-423-3289
*Lincoln Center 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: Accessibility and Guest Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-875-5375
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
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 Met Escapes
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 email@example.com, 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.
Adult programs provide opportunities to engage with art in a safe space for adults with special needs. These programs promote social inclusion and self-determination. Program is by request.
Contact: Mitra Dejkameh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 718-592-9700 ext. 136
*Rhythm Break Cares Tea Dance Social and Dance for Dementia
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.
Contact: Stine Moen, email@example.com, 646-742-9014
*The Rubin Museum of Art Mindful Connections
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.
*Institutions who have participated in connect2culture training.