Cooperstown, N.Y. (10/22/2009) — On Saturday, November 7, the Fenimore Art Museum will launch the first annual “Night at Our Museum,” a celebration of the arts - for families. It will be an evening of “after-hours” family fun at the art museum. Activities get underway at 7:00 p.m. and include live music, participatory art experiences, tours with costumed guides, food tastings, and movie shorts. This event is designed for parents, grandparents and children of the Cooperstown area. It is intended to bring arts organizations together to instill community spirit, to inspire art appreciation among youth, and to help parents become more comfortable sharing art experiences with their children.
A highlight of the evening will be the performance of Uncle Rock, a.k.a. Robert Burke Warren, who bridges the gap between adult and children’s music with his high-energy tunes and family-fun lyrics. His shows bring out the “rocker” in audiences of all ages and inspire folks young and old to dance, laugh and smile.
Visitors can also partake in special tours of the museum's current exhibitions, each theatrically presented by costumed actors who will make the art “come alive” for children in a most entertaining way. These highly imaginative tours will run through the evening.
An array of hands-on art stations will be scattered throughout the museum offering a range of art experiences for different ages. The following organizational partners will provide interactive experiences: Cooperstown Parent Teacher Organization, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, The Clark Sport Center, Smithy-Pioneer Gallery, Inc., Cooperstown Art Association, The Brookwood School, and Paperkite Creative.
Additionally, business partners will offer fun interactive experiences, tastings, and showcase their products. Participants include Barnyard Swing, Cooperstown Cookie Company, Savor New York, Davidson’s Jewelry and Augur’s Book Store, and Cooperstown Book Nook.
This event promises to be a wonderful way to bring Cooperstown families together to enjoy each other in the lovely setting of the Fenimore Art Museum. Cost: Adults: $5.00; Kids: Free (17 and under); NYSHA Members: Free. No reservations are necessary. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit FenimoreArtMuseum.org or call 888-547-1450.
Schedule of Events:
7:00 p.m. - Doors open
7:30-8:00 p.m. - Uncle Rock (auditorium)
8:00-8:30 p.m. - Classic movie shorts (auditorium)
8:30-9:00 p.m. - Uncle Rock (auditorium)
All night long - Tours, food tastings, creative activities, coloring, book & toy sales