A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Friday, September 13, 2013

A Child with Creativity and Cardboard: Caine's Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement

Children are hardwired for creativity.  Fostering that creativity and imagination is one of the vital tasks of teachers, parents and the caring adults in their lives.   Next month Los Ninos Services (a non profit organization that provides health services for families) will host the second annual " Caine's Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge,"  at The Children's Museum of New York located on west 83rd street.   Last year a filmmaker named Nirvan Mullick walked into an auto parts store in East L.A. to buy a car door handle.  He found a nine year old boy named Caine working on his cardboard arcade game.  Caine gave him a free pass to play.  Mr. Mullick, was so moved by what he experienced that he posted a short film about Caine  with the hope of  raising money for his Caine's education.   The response was beyond anybody's imagination and so he the non-profit Imagination Foundation to manage the donations and  raise funds  for other organizations that are ready to foster creativity in children. The foundations  mission statement is: With a mission to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship, in kids around the world, our Imagination Foundation seeks to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers    The Children's Museum of New York will be hosting "Caine's Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge,' on October 5th, 10-4pm, along with thousands of other organizations, museums, schools around the world.  Host your own event or visit The Children's Museum with your family.
Los Ninos Services  also hosts the same event on Staten Island ( Call 718-984-9022 for more info)  and Valhalla, Westchester (Call 914-593-0593 for more info),  same day 10-4pm.