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.

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For a calendar of programs citywide, please click here.

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Upcoming Events

Orpheus Reflections
Virtual Program
Tuesday, October 12
2:00pm-3pm, virtual
Zoom
CaringKind Helpline 646-744-2900

Please join connect2culture for a free virtual live music program, Orpheus Reflections™, a partnership with musicians from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to enjoy music and conversation.

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, musicians from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra perform music from Spanish and Latino composers. The program will be facilitated in English with Spanish closed captioning available. Individuals living with Alzheimer's and dementia together with their care partners are welcome.

To register or for more information, please contact CaringKind's Helpline at 646-744-2900.


Movement Speaks® Virtual Program
English workshops | PDF Flyer
October 5, 2021 - March 1, 2022 | 2-3pm Monthly, every first Tuesday

Spanish workshops | PDF Flyer
October 19, 2021 - March 15, 2022 | 2-3pm Monthly, every third Tuesday

Dances for a Variable Population offers classes in Spanish and English for individuals living with Alzheimer's and dementia together with their care partners. Have fun exploring different styles of dance and movement. No dance experience required.

To register or for more information, please contact CaringKind's Helpline at 646-744-2900.


With Music in Mind® feat. The New York Pops
October 26, 2-3:30, in person
Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens

Musicians from the renowned New York Pops present a program in concert with the Museum of the Moving Image highlighting Films Made in New York. Join us for an live program at the Museum to celebrate the history of film making in New York through music and image.

Register by calling the CaringKind Helpline at 646-744-2900.


CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS AT HOME
CaringKind Helpline 646-744-2900

Weekly online interactive workshops facilitated by a teaching artist who will create participatory experiences through engaging creative activities. No experience necessary.

Upcoming Workship Series:

Horticulture taught with Fred Ellman
(September - October)
Movement with Magda Kaczmarska
(November-December)

Register by calling the CaringKind Helpline at 646-744-2900.


CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS AT HOME
On Growing Mindfulness
Sept 2-Oct 21, 2021
Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm
Zoom
CaringKind Helpline 646-744-2900

Join horticultural therapist, Fred Ellman, to explore and discover plants and the practice of mindfulness through meditative practices and storytelling. Build a tabletop mindfulness garden, explore texture, color, and sound through finger walks in your miniature garden. Each session will include poetry, storytelling and music.

Kits of materials to assemble your tabletop garden will be sent to each family in advance. Program and kit are free of charge.

Registration is open now and will be open until August 14. Limited capacity. Workshops are free, require pre-registration, have limited capacity, and will be held over the Zoom platform. Registration is for a full 8-week series.

All workshops taught in English unless otherwise noted. Register by calling our Helpline at 646-744-2900.


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!

Virtual program
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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.

Virtual Program
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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.

Virtual Program
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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

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Please contact the Library for upcoming programs and classes.

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.

Charlotte Martin
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.

Virtual Program
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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.

Virtual Program
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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.

Virtual Program
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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.

Kimaada Le Gendre
klegendre@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.

Jamie Lawyer
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