Weekly Storytimes

Met StorytimeOur literary city has tons of indoor storytimes to keep wee ones entertained (and learning to love books). Neighborhood library storytimes are convenient but crowded – sometimes strollers line up out the door for the limited spots. Store and museum storytimes tend to be more intimate, and many take place in destination-worthy spaces. All storytimes are great places for meeting other families and often include music, crafts and other activities.
Need more climate-controlled options? See our guides to kid-friendly museums, drop-in classes, and indoor playplaces or see our weekly events guide.

Storytimes by Day



Tuesday, March 19


11:00 am–11:30 am Children’s Story Time @ Fauna (265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave) 3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 3:30 pm–4:15 pm Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Wednesday, March 20


10:30 am–11:00 am Storytime and Singalong for Kids (126 Crosby Street) 11:30 am–12:00 pm Kids Karma Yoga StoryTime (25 West 23rd Street) 3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Thursday, March 21


10:00 am–11:00 am Tiny Poets Time (10 River Terrace) 10:15 am–11:00 am Transit Tots (Corner of Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street ) 3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 3:30 pm–4:30 pm Topsy Turvy Thursdays (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street)

Friday, March 22


10:00 am–11:45 am Gateway Storytime (West 81st Street & Central Park West) 11:00 am–11:30 am Children’s Story Time @ Fauna (265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave) 3:30 pm–4:15 pm Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street) 3:30 pm–4:30 pm Virtuous Journeys (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street) 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Launch Party for Jessica M. Boehman: The Lions at Night (18 West 18th Street)

Saturday, March 23


10:00 am–1:00 pm Wave Hill Family Art Project: Design a Re-Wilding Device (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 10:30 am–12:30 pm The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Books Of Wonder Storytime (18 West 18th Street) 11:00 am–3:00 pm Little Blue Truck’s Springtime Storytime, Chess at Three & Escape This Bookstore (33 East 17th Street) 11:00 am–12:30 pm There’s Good in Every Bunny: A Children’s Reading and Activity Hour (895 Shore Road ) 11:30 am–12:30 pm Inspired By Frida Kahlo ( 52 Prince Street) 1:00 pm–3:00 pm March Picture Book Biographies ( 217 West 84th Street)

Sunday, March 24


10:00 am–1:00 pm Wave Hill Family Art Project: Design a Re-Wilding Device (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Books Of Wonder Storytime (18 West 18th Street) 11:30 am–12:30 pm New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street) 11:30 am–4:00 pm Players in Pigtails Storytime & Living History: Meet Madam C.J. Walker (70 Central Park West at 77th Street) 1:00 pm–3:00 pm March Picture Book Bonanza (18 West 18th Street) 2:00 pm–2:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

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