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Tuesday, November 19

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Tuesday 11 am, Friday 10 am, 11 am, 3:15 pm
Fauna
265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave

Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the animals and ask lots of questions. Takes place Tuesdays  at 11 am  & Friday  at 10 am, 11 am, 3:15 pm.

$5
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared toward families with children ages 3–6, but all ages welcome. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Free with museum admission
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Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating indefinitely

New York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

This twice weekly program includes the reading of a NY-themed book, related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little New-Yorkers hello song. Past projects have included iphone ‘books’ and construction paper teapots – and it’s never been crowded.

Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, November 20

Storytime and Singalong for Kids

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street Soho/Tribeca/LES+ Google Map

Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing. Appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.

$5/family
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Le Pain Quotidien Story Time

November 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on November 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Le Pain Quotidien Carnegie Hill
1309 Lexington at East 88th Street+ Google Map

Aspiring young farmers read stories about the past while enjoying light snacks at this organic bakery.  

FREE
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Thursday, November 21

Tiny Poets Time

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Poets House
10 River Terrace Soho/Tribeca/LES+ Google Map

Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 - 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.

FREE
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Transit Tots

November 21 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn

Enjoy stories, art exploration, and hands-on investigations of fun themes like animals underground, the people and buildings of New York City, colors and shapes, and, of course, subways and buses. For ages 2-5 and adult companions.

Free with admission
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LPQ 83rd St – Communal Table After School Program

November 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

One event on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Le Pain Quotidien (Yorkville)
1592 First Ave at East 83rd Street+ Google Map

Parents and children are invited to gather around this Belgian bakery's communal table every Thursday from 3-5 pm for coloring, story time and 10% off all children's meals.

FREE
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Friday, November 22

Gateway Storytime

November 22 @ 10:10 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:10 am on Friday, repeating until May 29, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West

Ages 2 to 5 can play in the Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a related Museum Hall. One of our favorite NYC activities–we're even in the website's photos. Two sessions: 10:10 & 11:10 am. Free passes available same day on a designated line outside the 81st Street Planetarium Entrance between 9:45 and 10:05 on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets are distributed in the Discovery…

Free with museum admission
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Storied Stories

November 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street Harlem/Upper Manhattan

Poet Scott Raven and artist Josefina Hernandez join forces to tell multi-level, interactive “Storied Stories” with words and pictures. Together they look through windows, open doors, and climb the rooftops of our imaginations to bring heARTfelt tales of family fun and adventure. With wit, humor and wonder, these carefully woven tales will bring the Museum’s exhibits to life.

FREE
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Book Culture on Broadway German Storytime

November 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

Book Culture on Broadway
2915 Broadway at 114th Street Upper West Side

Hear stories in Deutsch in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. German newbies welcome.

FREE
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Saturday, November 23

Wave Hill Family Art Project: Three Sisters Companion Planting

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Wave Hill
West 249th Street & Independence Avenue Bronx

Honor the indigenous wisdom of companion planting by sampling in crafts that use corn husks, winter squash, and climbing beans, the Three Sisters in Seneca tradition. Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Note the parking lot is under construction, free shuttles from Metro-North's Riverdale Station, the 242nd Street stop on the #1 subway line, and a free offsite parking lot.

FREE
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Native American Arts Fest

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side+ Google Map

Celebrate Native American culture with performances by ‒Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Native American games like the ring and pin, hacky sack, and the stick game, themed storytimes.

Free with museum admission
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Book Culture on Columbus Storytime

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Book Culture on Columbus
450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street Upper West Side

The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts weekly storytime.

FREE
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Barnes & Noble UWS Storytime

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Barnes & Noble 82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway Upper West Side

Join weekly themed sorytimes and crafts around different themes in this spacious children's section.

FREE
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McNally Jackson Storytime

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

Read books and make themed art projects Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. All ages welcome.

FREE
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Books Of Wonder Storytime

November 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Books Of Wonder
18 West 18th Street Gramercy/Flatiron

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.

FREE
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Book Culture on Broadway Storytime

November 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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One event on October 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on October 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Book Culture on Broadway
2915 Broadway at 114th Street Upper West Side

Hear stories in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore.

FREE
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Sunday, November 24

New Families New Traditions

November 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on November 24, 2019 at 10:30 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 10:30 am

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place Lower Manhattan+ Google Map

Join musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals for programs that nurture family bonds and bridge connections to Jewish life and traditions. Every concert will focus on a different Jewish holiday or value including: caring for the environment, friendship, and love and kindness. Families, musicians, and puppets sing and learn together as a welcoming community. All ages infant to 4 years old and their grownups welcome.

FREE
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New-York Historical Society Storytime

November 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children's floor.

Free with admission
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Monday, November 25

Book Culture on Broadway Spanish Storytime

November 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Book Culture on Broadway
2915 Broadway at 114th Street Upper West Side

Hear stories en español in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. Spanish newbies welcome.

FREE
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Hopalong Andrew Sing-a-Longs

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 23, 2019

Book Culture LIC
26-09 Jackson Ave Queens

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 one-man band performances encourage participation and interaction creating a fun and positive space for play, music, rhythm training and social interaction.

$10/donation; $5/additional child
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Playful Literacy: Learning Literacy Through Play

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 16, 2019

Pure Yoga East
203 East 86th Street+ Google Map

Preschoolers and kindergarteners learn pre-literacy skills with movement and games. Learn letter identification, rhyming, syllable segmentation, and sound manipulation through whole-body movements that make meaningful connections between sounds and letters. Engage in play-based games, arts and crafts and movement activities like Sound Trivia and Pin the Tail on the Sound with the end goal of learning to blend phonemes to read simple words. Classes are led by reading specialists and speech-language pathologists with master’s degrees in language development and training…

$50, first class free
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Tuesday, December 3

Andrea Beaty presents Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Acclaimed author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts share the latest addition to their bestselling Questioneer series, Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. Meet Sofia Valdez, a Mexican American second-grader who sets out to prove what one kid can do for her community. Volunteers from Common Cause NY and Make the Road NY will teach kids how they can get involved with their communities. Copies of Beaty's books will be available from Greenlight Bookstore for purchase and signing after the event. Seating…

FREE
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Thursday, December 5

Wonder-ful Math

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Meet acclaimed children’s book author, David Schwartz, author of How Much Is a Million? and If You Hopped Like a Frog. With a wealth of visuals, David leads an exciting journey that combines math, science, writing, and books. His unique approach makes math relevant and fun as he explores the connections between math and literature.

$15
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