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Friday, February 28
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.
Hear amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Sing along, dance and even play musical instruments.
Hear stories in Deutsch in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. German newbies welcome.
Saturday, February 29
>Enjoy storytime and nature-inspired art projects in a historic house among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Join guest artist Anh Ta in creating an accordion-style zine to use as a journal, field notebook or book of recipes for holding the memories and plans that help define what home is.
Morning storytimes take place every day at Bank Street Bookstore, with occasional special themes and visitors.
The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts weekly storytime.
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 a charming, cozy library in the hands-on DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Includes a related craft or activity. Themes change monthly.
Employees from the Upper West Side outpost of 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.
Sunday, March 1
Read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for little ones. For caregivers and children ages 0-2.
Monday, March 2
Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old. My kids always loved the guided handstands against the wall.
Celebrate the joy of reading and the wonder of rhyme at this special Skate the Skyline Storytime on The Rooftop at Pier 17. Free readings from beloved children’s books are just part of this cozy afternoon in The Rooftop’s Warming Hut. Kids can also enjoy other activities, such as word searches and make-your-own bookmarks. Afterwards, the Winterland Rink will be open until 10pm for guests who would like to purchase tickets to Skate the Skyline.
Hear stories en español in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. Spanish newbies welcome.
Tuesday, March 3
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 4
Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing. Appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.
Thursday, March 5
Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 - 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.
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.
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.
Friday, March 6
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…
Sunday, March 8
Make your own Valentine’s Day "Tree of Hearts" with McNally Jackson books. Use felt hearts, paper hearts, lace hearts, heart buttons, yarn, stamps, and wire to decorate the branches of Valentine Trees. Kids can even dedicate their hanging hearts to family and friends. For inspiration, read fantastic books about love: stories perfect for robots, clowns, zombies, bunnies, and humans. Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. Ages 4 to 10. Part of a monthly series.
Thursday, March 12
Interactive songs, finger-plays, nursery rhymes, and arts & crafts accompany a bilingual storytime in English and Mandarin. Everyone from native speakers to those seeking their first exposure to a new language are invited. Designed for ages 3-6, but younger and older siblings are welcomed.
Saturday, March 14
Join museum staff in the imagiNATIONS Activity Center classroom for a storybook reading and related make-and-take activity featuring Native American authors and themes.
Enjoy a storytelling concert that celebrates the Valentine season with tales of love and friendship. In traditional tales told by storyteller Rachael Harrington, meet fools in love, unlikely friends, and caring kin that will bring all the feels to your heart.
Come celebrate the changing of the seasons with a storytelling concert all about spring and the joy that it brings. Storyteller Rachael Harrington will go on a journey through budding meadows to meet characters waking up from their long winter naps, emerging from their cocoons, and waking up to a sense of newness in their lives.