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.

Connect2Culture Programs

Admission is free of charge unless otherwise noted.

2018 Connect2culture Holiday Gathering with The New York Pops

Date: Friday, December 21
Location: Carnegie Hall

Join us for connect2culture’s Annual Holiday Gathering, this year at Carnegie Hall! More information to come! To receive details, please call CaringKind’s 24-Hour Helpline with your email address, and we will send you an email announcement of this wonderful event.

This event is fully subscribed. Please check back for upcoming events in 2019!

Educator Workshop

Best Practices for Cultural Programs Engaging People with Dementia

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Partner Programs

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, designed to create an environment where connections to art and to one another are nurtured.

Rachel Rosen,, 212-595-9533 ext. 381

Arts & Minds at:

  • El Museo del Barrio (en español)
  • The New-York Historical Society
  • The Studio Museum of Harlem

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Contact/Favor de contactar:
Nellie Escalante,, 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.

Joanne D’Auria,, 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.

Lindsay Reuter,, 718-501-6520

Brooklyn Public Library

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Contact for more information about upcoming programs.

Judith Vigo,, 718-230-1760 ext. 51141

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Stories Within

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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.

Brigid Tuschen,, 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,, 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.

Join us as we bring Lincoln Center's unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour discussion, movement, and art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

Accessibility and Guest Services,, 212-875-5375

Memory Arts Café

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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.

Gary Glazner, 718-499-7701

The Met Cloisters
Sights and Scents

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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.

Leslie Bussis Tait,, 212-650-2280

The Met Fifth Avenue

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This program is a participatory event that includes discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other multi-sensory activities.

Rebecca McGinnis, Marie Clapot, Jan Ingvalson, Cristina Vanech, 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 or, 212-408-6347

New York Botanical Garden “Along The Garden Path”

The New York Botanical Garden and CaringKind partnered to create a pilot program that engaged its participants through a garden walk followed by a planting activity. People with early and middle stage dementia experienced the sights, sounds, and fragrances of spring as they walked through area of the Garden, and explored bulbs and flowers through a planting exercise. Each participant took away their plant to care for at home, making them the caregiver! The program was facilitated by a trained horticultural professional from the New York Botanical Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture.

Future program information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra “With Music in Mind”

In collaboration with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, CaringKind piloted a program engaging individuals with dementia and their caregivers through performance-based music. Bringing together musicians from a Grammy award-winning chamber orchestra and New York City’s families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias, this partnership offered a shared musical experience in two of connect2culture’s community partners in Brooklyn and the Bronx. Following the performance, meet the musicians over light refreshment at a social tea.

Future program information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Queens Museum
Creative Imagination

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.

Mitra Dejkameh,, 718-592-9700 ext. 136

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.

Contact: Stine Moen,, 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. Please note these programs run the third Friday of each month.

Mindful Connections is supported in part by the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation.

Laura Sloan,**, 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.


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