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Nonfiction Potpourri


Jun 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Books of Wonder Uptown
217 West 84th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 2-3 to 11-14


Hear five authors discuss their historical picture books, hear their answers to audience questions, and get signed copies of all their wonderful books. Meet authors Moiahel Garland for Two Men and a Car, Richie Chevat for A Queer History of the United States, Peter Aronson for Jeannette Rankin: America’s First Congresswoman, Jonah Winter for Elvis is King!, and Gayle E. Pitman for The Stonewall Riots.

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On hot days, sprinklers create a replica…

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Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Explore interactive, educational, well-designed exhibits for babies to pre-teens.

Assemble, create, peek into, crawl under, and walk through one of a kind sculptures and installations in Inside Art.  Cool off at splashy (outdoor) water exhibit Dynamic H2O with 800 sq. ft. of of hands-on interactives and colorful graphics.  Cross a rainbow bridge, learn…

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