Connect2culture® creates and promotes engaging non-clinical opportunities for people living with dementia together with their caregivers to stimulate conversation, memories, and connections through shared cultural experiences. These programs include garden walks in botanical gardens, dance workshops, music performances, and gallery talks. Many also encompass interactive activities such as planting, art and music making, and dance/movement that are all related to the exhibition or collection. An initiative to encourage cultural organizations to implement caregiver-only programs is also underway.

For a calendar of programs citywide, please click here.

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Upcoming Events

Join us for
Connect2culture Annual Holiday Gathering
A Festive Afternoon of Music
Friday, December 20
1:30pm
Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street
24-hour Helpline at 646-744-2900

Families, individuals, and caregivers affected by dementia are invited to celebrate the holidays with us, featuring The New York Pops and their special guest artists, Capathia Jenkins and Tony Desare!

Enjoy singing and light refreshments before attending a special rehearsal of
Carnegie Hall’s holiday concert, “A Frank and Ella Christmas."

Registration is currently full. Save the date January 24, 2020 for another New York Pops concert. Check here again for more information.

Cultural Partners

Ailey Arts In Education
AileyDance Workshops

Caregivers are invited to participate in a unique opportunity to experience the joy, contagious energy, and excitement of dance!

These workshops have concluded.

CaringKind Helpline
Helpline@caringkindnyc.org
646-744-2900

American Folk Art Museum
Folk Art Reflections

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An interactive and discussion-based program that brings the world of folk art to life through meaningful conversation.

Rachel Rosen
RRosen@folkartmuseum.org
212-595-9533 ext. 381

Arts & Minds

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At El Museo del Barrio and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (en español); The New-York Historical Society, Bard Graduate Center, Museum of the City of New York, and Harlem Pop-Ups with The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Nellie Escalante
nescalante@artsandminds.org
646-755-3726

Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim Museum Tours

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The Museum offers group tours for individuals with dementia and their caregivers in all exhibitions by request.

Emily Johnson or Kai-Ti Kao
groupsales@guggenheim.org
212-423-3636

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Seasonal Highlights Memory Tour

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Delight in seasonal highlights. Enjoy a sensory experience. Connect with nature. Engage in hands-on activity.

Joanne D’Auria
JDauria@bbg.org
718-623-7267

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Afternoons

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Invites individuals with memory loss and their caregivers to explore the museum’s collection to enjoy conversation, works of art, and each other's company.

Allison Day
Access@brooklynmuseum.org
718-501-6520

Brooklyn Public Library
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

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Music, movement and touch are the founding principles behind Rhythm Break Cares. The power of dance improves quality of life for early & middle stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Judith Vigo
JVigo@bklynlibrary.org
718-230-1760 ext. 51141

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Stories Within

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Conversation and storytelling through multi-sensory experiences. Small groups explore the Museum to reflect on the history of the ship, including those that served aboard.

Brigid Tuschen
Access@intrepidmuseum.org
646-381-5158

Jewish Museum
JM Journeys

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Make personal connections with original works of art through discussion, art making, and multi-sensory activities.

Samantha Schott
access@thejm.org
212-423-3289

Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center Moments

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Lincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Accessibility at Lincoln Center
access@lincolncenter.org
212-875-5375

Memory Arts Café

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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.

Gary Glazner
jbrown@nymemorycenter.org
718-499-7701

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Met Fifth Avenue & The Met Cloisters

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A participatory event that includes discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other multi-sensory activities.
Rebecca McGinnis, Marie Clapot, Christina Vanech
access@metmuseum.org
212-650-2010

Museum of Modern Art
Meet Me at MoMA

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This program provides a forum for dialogue for people with dementia and their care partners through looking at art.

Lara Schweller
accessprograms@moma.org
212-408-6447

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Orpheus Reflections

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A program designed to bring the healing power of music to those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and their caregivers. With training and outreach Support by CaringKind.

Angela Gehring
agehring@orpheusnyc.org
212-896-1702

Queens Museum
Creative Imagination

Program is by request.
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.

Dr. Heidi Holder
hholder@queensmuseum.org

Rhythm Break Cares
Tea Dance Social and Dance for Dementia

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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.

Charlene Wang
rbcares@gmail.com
646-742-9014

The Rubin Museum of Art
Mindful Connections

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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.

Laura Sloan
access@rubinmuseum.org
212-620-5000 ext. 319

The Unforgettables Chorus

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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.

unforgettables.chorus@gmail.com