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Randall’s Island Children’s Book Festival

Randall's Island Children's Book Festival

Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Randall’s Island
20 Randall’s Island Park Upper East Side
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: All


Join Boogie Down Books and the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for a celebration of books for young readers by local authors and illustrators from Harlem, the Bronx, and the wider NYC community.

Features readings, discussions, and signings with local authors and illustrators of spectacular books for children and teens, special events, giveaways, a bilingual read-aloud by Bella Noche from Drag Story Hour NYC, doughnut decorating with a free copy of The Doughnut Fix while supplies last and games and races on the very track where both Jesse Owens and Usain Bolt set world records.

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