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Tuesday, November 19
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 20
Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing. Appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.
Aspiring young farmers read stories about the past while enjoying light snacks at this organic bakery.
Thursday, November 21
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, November 22
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…
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.
Hear stories in Deutsch in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. German newbies welcome.
Saturday, November 23
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.
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.
The downstairs kids department of this charming UWS bookstore hosts weekly storytime.
Join weekly themed sorytimes and crafts around different themes in this spacious children's section.
Read books and make themed art projects Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. All ages welcome.
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.
Hear stories in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore.
Sunday, November 24
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.
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.
Monday, November 25
Hear stories en español in the charming children's section of an independent bookstore. Spanish newbies welcome.
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.
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…
Tuesday, December 3
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…
Thursday, December 5
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.