Weekly Storytimes

There are tons of amazing storytimes is this literary city. Check out local library events (which can be crowded and may require competitive advance lining up) and these upcoming destination storytimes featuring music, crafts, yoga, live animals and more. Special events like author reading come up each week so keep checking back!
Need more climate-controlled options? See our guides to museum family programs, drop-in classes, and indoor playspaces plus our weekly events guide. And our favorite books for at-home storytime.
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Sunday, March 24


Wave Hill Family Art Project: Design a Re-Wilding Device

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
As spring starts to take root, join Winter Workspace artist Jessica Segall to design a seed sculpture. Using a mixture of soil, clay and local wildflower seeds, create sculpture as…

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Books Of Wonder ~ 18 West 18th Street ~ Gramercy/Flatiron
11:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
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.

New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:30 am–12:30 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
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…

Players in Pigtails Storytime & Living History: Meet Madam C.J. Walker

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:30 am–4:00 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
In honor of Women’s History Month, read Players in Pigtails about the first-ever All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and create baseballs and bats play Cup and Ball at 11:30 am. 12-4…

March Picture Book Bonanza

Books Of Wonder ~ 18 West 18th Street ~ Gramercy/Flatiron
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
FREE
Meet authors and illustrators Stephen Savage (The Babysitter from Another Planet), Jessica Boehman (The Lions at Night), Andrea Tsurumi (Crab Cake) and Chris Raschka (Puddle) as they present their new…

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street ~ Upper East Side
2:00 pm–2:30 pm
FREE
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…


Tuesday, March 26


Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Fauna ~ 265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave ~
11:00 am–11:30 am
$5
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.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street ~ Upper East Side
3:00 pm–3:30 pm
FREE
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…

Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children's center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little…


Wednesday, March 27


Storytime and Singalong for Kids

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe ~ 126 Crosby Street ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
10:30 am–11:00 am
$5/family
Join Amy Virginia Buchanan for reading, singing, and dancing appropriate for kids 3 and under and their caretakers.

Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime

Karma Kids Yoga ~ 25 West 23rd Street ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
11:30 am–12:00 pm
FREE
Read stories and learn age-appropriate yoga poses at these free action-packed storytimes for yogis up to six years old in a gorgeous brick studio with pretty flower murals. Even at…

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street ~ Upper East Side
3:00 pm–3:30 pm
FREE
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…


Thursday, March 28


Tiny Poets Time

Poets House ~ 10 River Terrace ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
10:00 am–11:00 am
FREE
Enjoy songs and poetry readings for ages 1 - 3 in a lovely room filled with objects intended to promote thought and creative association.

Transit Tots

New York Transit Museum ~ Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street ~ Brooklyn
10:15 am–11:00 am
$10 $5/ages 2-17 & 62+
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.…

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street ~ Upper East Side
3:00 pm–3:30 pm
FREE
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…

MOCAKIDS Storytime

Museum Of Chinese In America ~ 215 Centre Street ~ Lower Manhattan
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
$10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under
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…

Topsy Turvy Thursdays

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling ~ 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
FREE
Storyteller Carletta Joy Walker shares stories of spring in a participatory and lively program.


Friday, March 29


Gateway Storytime

American Museum of Natural History ~ West 81st Street & Central Park West ~ Upper West Side
10:00 am–11:45 am
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under
Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story, song, and visit with a worksheet to a…

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Fauna ~ 265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave ~
11:00 am–11:30 am
$5
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.

Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children's center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project, playtime with historic toys and a special Little…

Virtuous Journeys

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling ~ 898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
$7; $4/ages 9-17, seniors & students; free/ages 8 & under
Join Mando as he shares amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Sing along, dance and play musical instruments.


Saturday, March 30


Wave Hill Family Art Project: Unfurling Field Journal

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
Take a walk around Wave Hill and see that flowers are blooming and plants are growing. Take advantage of this wondrous season of growth, and make handmade journals—unfurling as flowers…

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Books Of Wonder ~ 18 West 18th Street ~ Gramercy/Flatiron
11:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
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.


Sunday, March 31


Wave Hill Family Art Project: Unfurling Field Journal

Wave Hill ~ West 249th Street & Independence Avenue ~ Bronx
10:00 am–1:00 pm
FREE
Take a walk around Wave Hill and see that flowers are blooming and plants are growing. Take advantage of this wondrous season of growth, and make handmade journals—unfurling as flowers…

Books Of Wonder Storytime

Books Of Wonder ~ 18 West 18th Street ~ Gramercy/Flatiron
11:00 am–12:00 pm
FREE
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.

New-York Historical Society Storytime

New-York Historical Society ~ 70 Central Park West at 77th Street ~ Upper West Side
11:30 am–12:30 pm
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
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…

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street ~ Upper East Side
2:00 pm–2:30 pm
FREE
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…


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