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Tuesday, June 18
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.
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, June 19
Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing. Appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.
Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old, held in a gorgeous brick studio with pretty flower murals. Even at the age of 2, my kids loved trying handstands against the wall.
Thursday, June 20
Moosiki Kids Musical Storytime fosters a love of reading at a young age with musical stories on a comfy turf lawn. Unshaded so wear sunscreen.
Friday, June 21
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.
Saturday, June 22
Do you want to build a snowman? Celebrate the start of Olaf's ideal season with storytime and crafts in the Children's Corner of a legendary bookstore. Saturday-Sunday 11 am & 2 pm.
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.
Storytellers from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north around the charming Ugly Duckling/Hans Christian Andersen statue. A beloved summer tradition since 1956.
Sunday, June 23
Join the Williamsburg Library in a fabulous playground and listen to new stories and classic tales read aloud. All ages 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.
Saturday, June 29
Meet your 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 a famous bookstore. Saturday-Sunday 11 am & 2 pm.
River To River celebrates WorldPride NYC with Drag Queen Story Hours, glamorously gender-fluid full-color reading rainbow where kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real. At 11 am & 3 pm.
Tuesday, July 9
Taíno storyteller and Bronx native Bobby Gonzalez regales audiences with traditional stories from the Indigenous people of the Caribbean. His family-friendly program, “Tales of the Taíno, the Native Peoples of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba,” includes his signature characters, such as Matu the Manatee and more. at 11 am & 1 pm.