Connect2culture® is the Chapter’s cultural arts program and includes Greet Art, which teaches caregivers how to utilize art to stimulate conversation and engagement; We Sing!, a sing-a-long for people with dementia and their caregivers; and Social Tea Dances with the talented ballroom dancers of Rhythm Break Cares. Connect2culture also works with museums and other cultural venues to develop ongoing programs for people with dementia. We are proud to collaborate with The American Museum of Folk Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Rubin Museum, and the Studio Museum of Harlem.
Folk Art Reflections This interactive and discussion-based program for individuals with Alzheimer's and their family members or caregivers brings the world of folk art to life through conversation. Museum admission and program are free. Registration is required. Stools are provided.
Brooklyn Afternoons: Art and Conversation for Individuals with Memory Loss Brooklyn Afternoons is a free monthly program that invites individuals with memory loss and their caregivers to explore the museum’s collection together. Each program provides an opportunity to enjoy conversation, works of art, and each other's company. Join us for light refreshments following the tour. Registration is required; for more information or to register, please call (718) 501-6229 or email email@example.com.
Sights & Scents at The Cloisters Museum You are invited to a special program for individuals with dementia and their care partners or family members. Enjoy the serenity of enclosed gardens and peaceful views of the Hudson River and Fort Tryon Park. Be transported to the world of the Middle Ages by treasures from medieval manors and sacred spaces. Connect through discussion, drawing, and multisensory exploration of the beauty of medieval artwork and gardens.
The program is free, but reservations are required and places are limited.
The Stories Within: For visitors with dementia and their caregivers The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum offers guided programs for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Programs incorporate artifacts, oral histories, artwork, and visits through historic spaces to stimulate conversation. Led by trained museum staff, small groups explore the Museum, located on the former WWII-era aircraft carrier, Intrepid, and reflect on the ship's history, aircraft, and stories of the people who served at home and at sea.
Meet Me at MoMA: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia Join us for our program for individuals with dementia and their family members or care partners. Meet Me at MoMA provides a forum for dialogue through looking at art. Specially trained MoMA educators highlight themes, artists, or exhibitions during an interactive program in the MoMA galleries.
Met Escapes Take a break from the everyday with this program designed for individuals living with dementia and their care partners. Through discussions, handling sessions, art making, and other interactive and multisensory activities in the galleries and classroom, we explore the Museum's collections spanning five thousand years of world culture.
Arts & Minds is a non-profit organization committed to improving quality of life for people living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. In museums, community centers and nursing homes we provide meaningful art-centered activities to create positive cognitive experiences, enhance communication and reduce isolation. Our programs empower people with dementia, family members, professional caregivers and educators to strengthen social, emotional and spiritual bonds by engaging with art.
Mindful Connections Mindful Connections is a free tour program for people with dementia and their caregivers. Trained museum guides facilitate a gallery experience designed to promote conversation and engagement with works of art and each other.