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A Winter of Wonderful Events: December 8 Community Activities

December 8, 2018
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Columbia University's Manhattanville Campus will close out the year with several family-friendly events on December 8, 2018. These events are free and open to the public; registration is recommended for some of them. To see where the buildings are located, view the map.

Jerome L. Greene Science Center

Saturday Science: Let's Move It
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Drop in anytime)
Education Lab

Come and be curious, play and learn how your brain tells your body to move at this interactive family event. Registration recommended but not required. For more information:

The Forum

Climate Matters: Building Literacy, Breaking Communication Barriers
11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Presentations start every half hour (with a ½ hour break between 12:30-1:00)

Come hear about some of the hottest topics in climate, conveyed in plain language, by our Climate and Society M.A. students. Topics will include sea level rise, changes in hurricane behavior, understanding the wild fires raging in the western U.S., and the increasing weirdness of weather in our own part of the world.

Bio Bus
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Parked outside The Forum on 125th Broadway

Students discover the excitement of hands-on science aboard our Mobile Labs, equipped with state of the art microscopes and staffed by scientists

Lenfest Center for the Arts

Young Writers Present
12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room

Local high school students from Double Discovery Center, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, The High School of Fashion Industries, Project Morry, as well as Our Word, in the Columbia Artist/Teacher (CA/T) Program read their original work. Register for this event:

Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today
12 noon-6:00 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery at Lenfest Center

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models’ interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence and films.

Family Day
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wallach Art Gallery at Lenfest Center

Artmaking and creative self-expression are at the heart of Family Workshops. Inspired by Wallach Art Gallery exhibitions, workshop activities bring families together for fun and creative interactive learning experiences. All workshops are FREE.


The Café at The Forum (125th & Broadway) will be open on Dec. 8, 12 noon-5:00 p.m. The holiday lights in the square between Lenfest and the Jerome L. Greene building will turn on at dusk.