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



Monday, October 15


10:00 am–12:00 pm Preschool Play (20 Battery Place) 10:30 am–11:00 am Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 11:15 am–12:00 pm Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

Tuesday, October 16


10:00 am–12:00 pm Preschool Play (20 Battery Place) 10:30 am–11:00 am Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 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) 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Chocolate Story Time (221 West 79th Street) 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Teddy Bear Costume Tea Party (121 North Broadway) 6:00 pm–8:00 pm Launch Event Maddie Johnson & Pickles (18 West 18th Street)

Wednesday, October 17


10:00 am–12:00 pm Preschool Play (20 Battery Place) 10:30 am–11:00 am Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 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) 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Book Culture on Columbus Storytime (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

Thursday, October 18


10:00 am–11:00 am Tiny Poets Time (10 River Terrace) 10:30 am–11:00 am Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 3:30 pm–4:30 pm MOCAKIDS Storytime (215 Centre Street) 3:30 pm–4:30 pm Topsy Turvy Thursdays (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street) 4:00 pm–4:45 pm Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street)

Friday, October 19


10:00 am–11:45 am Gateway Storytime (West 81st Street & Central Park West) 10:30 am–11:00 am Toddler Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 10:30 am–11:30 am Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden Storytime: All about Jack-O-Lanterns (421 East 61st Street) 11:00 am–11:30 am Children’s Story Time @ Fauna (265 W 87th Street between Broadway and West End Ave) 11:15 am–12:00 pm Nili Yelin: The Storybook Mom (410 Columbus Avenue between 79th & 80th Street) 3:30 pm–4:15 pm Persian Book Culture Storytime (2915 Broadway at 114th Street) 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)

Saturday, October 20


10:00 am–4:00 pm Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 11:00 am–11:30 am Barnes & Noble (86th & Lexington) Storytime (150 East 86th Street) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Books Of Wonder Storytime (18 West 18th Street) 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Harvest Festival (334 Furman Street) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Storytime at the Strand (12th Street & Broadway) 11:30 am–12:30 pm McNally Jackson Storytime ( 52 Prince Street) 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Annual Halloween Harvest at Luna Park (West 21st Street & Surf Avenue) 1:00 pm–2:00 pm Showtime Saturdays (898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street) 4:00 pm–5:30 pm Things that Go Bump in the Night (685 Weaver Street)

Sunday, October 21


10:00 am–4:00 pm Scavengers & Decomposers Weekend (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Books Of Wonder Storytime (18 West 18th Street) 11:00 am–12:00 pm Storytime at the Strand (12th Street & Broadway) 11:30 am–12:30 pm New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street) 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Children’s Book Illustrator Series: Tomie dePaola (1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street) 2:00 pm–2:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Launch Event for Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis (18 West 18th Street) 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Spooky Stories from Six Feet Under (540 North Broadway)

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