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Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Topsy Turvy Thursdays

Thursday, October 19, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.


Midtown Recess

Thursday, October 19, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


Grand Central's One-Day Film Festival

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 am–10:00 pm
Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal (87 East 42nd Street)

Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall transforms into a movie theater for a day for its first “Grand Central Cinema” event, hosted in partnership with Rooftop Films and the Museum of the Moving Image. Enjoy film scenes featuring Grand Central throughout the day and a ticketed screening of North by Northwest including Cary Grant’s classic Grand Central getaway scene at 7:30 pm.


Community Cowpokes with Hopalong Andrew: Tribeca

Friday, October 20, 10:00 am–11:00 am
Whole Foods Tribeca (270 Greenwich Street)

Sing along with Hopalong Andrew, an award-winning musician and former NYC Urban Park Ranger who adapts classic cowboy songs to reflect life as an urban cowpoke. His 1-man band (guitar, banjo, harmonica, and suitcase drum kit) performances encourages participation and interaction, creating a fun and positive space for play, music and rhythm training, and vibrant social interaction.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, October 20, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)
Free, museum admission not required.

Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library. Fills up in bad weather so come early.


Book Culture Storytime

Friday, October 20, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
Book Culture on Broadway (2915 Broadway at 114th Street)

Hear stories read in Persian in the charming children’s section of an independent bookstore.


Midtown Recess

Friday, October 20, 3:00 pm–7:00 pm
Plaza33 (West 33rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue)

All ages can play giant chess, oversized Connect 4, jump ropes, and more.


Eataly's Foodiversità

Saturday, October 21, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Eataly NYC Downtown (101 Liberty Street, Floor 3)

Make mozzarella, pizza and more at Downtown Eataly’s Foodiversità (“food university”). Play with food through live demonstrations and tastings around a kitchen table. RSVP via email at [email protected] Classes are hands-on and lots of fun for everyone. Seating is first come, first served.

Also at 12 pm.

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, October 21, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (4 West 53rd Street)

Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art. One week we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper. Each month a new theme is introduced.

Tickets available at the information desk in the Education and Research building (4 West 54 Street) starting at 10 am; programs often fill up so arrive early. Includes free museum admission for up to two accompanying adults.


Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–11:45 am
Book Culture on Columbus (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts a variety of storytimes: Tuesdays at 11 am with Tehilah from Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ), Wednesdays at 4 pm, Saturdays at 11 am. Turkish storytimes are the first Saturday of the month at 4 pm, and the last Saturday storytime of the month is bilingual in Spanish and English.


Books Of Wonder Storytime

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Books Of Wonder (18 West 18th Street)

Employees from NYC’s largest and oldest children’s bookstore read several books from the shelves (based on the age of the children attending) among delightful literary prints and decor.


Saturday Morning Show: Suzi Shelton & Puppet Playtime

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Brookfield Place, Waterfront Plaza (220 Vesey Street)

Enjoy an interactive concert by NYC singer/songwriter Suzi Shelton (10 am) and Puppet Playtime with Nicola McEldowney (11 am). Part of a weekly series.


Storytime at the Strand

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Strand (12th Street & Broadway)

Meet favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities in the Children’s Corner of an iconic NYC bookstore.


Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt: Product Perfect

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ( 2 East 91st Street)

Create with Joe Doucet, winner of the 2017 National Design Award for Product Design. Geared toward kids ages 5 through 12.

Also 1:30–3:00 pm.

McNally Jackson Storytime

Saturday, October 21, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
McNally Jackson Books ( 52 Prince Street)

Author Yvonne Brooks leads a themed storytime for ages 3 to 10 with dynamic storytelling that features fantastic new books and our favorite classics guest authors and illustrators, holiday celebration and book-themed art.


Carl Schurz Park Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Carl Schurz Park (East End and East 86th Street)

Pick a pumpkin from a patch to decorate, meet a live scare crow, see shows from Playdate Puppets, ride a horse-drawn carriage along the rive, get your face painted and a twisty balloon and make a halloween maraca to shake with Mr. Corbitt’s Halloween Dance Party in a scenic Upper East Side park.


Family Day at the Morris-Jumel Mansion: Halloween

Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace)
Free with museum admission ($5, Free/ages 12 and under)

Create a Halloween comic strip at Manhattan’s oldest house.


Kids Rock Fall Fest at Rockefeller Plaza

Saturday, October 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Rockefeller Center (45 Rockefeller Plaza)

Enjoy a variety of seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, face painting, apple cider donuts, a photo booth, and live music throughout the iconic Rockefeller Plaza.


826NYC'S Storytelling 'Fwrite' Fest

Saturday, October 21, 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company (372 Fifth Ave)

On Saturday, October 21st, the world-famous Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company will open its doors to vampires, ghouls, goblins, witches, and all manner of creatures great and strange (we suspect a few superheroes, too). Test your cape on the only cape-tester in the Milky Way, and then creep behind the secret door to make monsters, write spells, and books featuring brand-new scary stories. Treats at each activity. Costumes encouraged.


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