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, January 21


10:00 am–5:00 pm Martin Luther King Jr Day I Have a Dream Celebration (145 Brooklyn Avenue) 11:00 am–3:00 pm Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Storytelling and Music Event (1800 Bedford Avenue at Lincoln Road) 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Martin Luther King Jr Day in Prospect Park (101 East Drive)

Tuesday, January 22


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, January 23


11:30 am–12:30 pm Storytime for Toddlers at Hudson River Museum (511 Warburton Avenue) 3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street) 6:30 pm–7:30 pm The Story Pirates Present Digging up Danger (450 Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street)

Thursday, January 24


3:00 pm–3:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

Friday, January 25


10:00 am–11:45 am Gateway Storytime (West 81st Street & Central Park West) 11:30 am–12:30 pm McNally Jackson Storytime ( 52 Prince Street) 3:30 pm–4:15 pm Little New-Yorkers New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Saturday, January 26


10:00 am–1:00 pm Wave Hill Family Art Project (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 12:00 pm–1:00 pm Read-to-Skate (42nd Street & Fifth Avenue)

Sunday, January 27


10:00 am–1:00 pm Wave Hill Family Art Project (West 249th Street & Independence Avenue) 11:30 am–12:30 pm New-York Historical Society Storytime (70 Central Park West at 77th Street) 2:00 pm–2:30 pm Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street)

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