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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Wed, April 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren
Wed, April 25
@ 1 p.m.
The 2018 Joy In Singing International Art Song Competition: Finals
After the semi-final round, where 12 talented and dedicated song interpreters presented classics and unknowns upon the stage of the Bruno Walter Auditorium, only five performers remain in this year's Joy in Singing International Art Song Competition. Join us on April 25th to see these singer go head to head. Finalists: Kristina Bacharach Jean Bernard Cerin Mario Diaz-Moresco Marisa Karchin Jessica Victoria Joy In Singing is an educational resource offering workshops and training in all…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, April 25
@ 4 p.m.
K-pop Club
Hello K-pop fans! Do you enjoy Korean artists like BTS, Big Bang, and more? Join us for Washington Heights' K-pop Club, where we will watch videos and listen to amazing songs done by your favorite artists. For ages 13-18
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, April 25
@ 5:30 p.m.
Jazz @ NYPL: The Art Baron Quintet
The Jazz Foundation of America presents The Art Baron Quintet! Join us for a magical evening of great music and company. April is Jazz Appreciation Month, so let’s celebrate together!
Webster Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Adults
Wed, April 25
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime
Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and crafts and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Puzzles and Play
Children from birth to five years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and work with puzzle sets, also spend time with other children in the neighborhood. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Sing-Along!
Little ones can sing, dance and clap along as we enjoy some old favorites on the guitar--and learn some new tunes together! Children build literacy skills through rhythm, rhyme and music, so we'll be building a foundation for reading AND having a fantastically fun time.
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Spring Theme Early Literacy Workshop
Join us as we welcome spring in our spring theme early literacy workshop. Light refreshments will be served.
Mosholu LibraryChildren
Thu, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Thu, April 26
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Fun Time for Little Folks
Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver. For ages 0 - 3.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Girl on Fire: Musical Mosaic of Poetry and Song
Join us for the New York Premier of Girl on Fire, a song cycle written and sung by Emma Stace Darling with music by Theodore Wiprud. Girl on Fire is a multifaceted artistic and musical mosaic, in which poetry and song support and enhance each other, using the same form and structure, to create a complex but rounded composition. This evening -length theatrical work looks at a young woman whose experience of life is so extreme, that throughout her harrowing physical and emotional journey to rede…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 6 p.m.
Postponed
Folk Songs and Lullabies
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, former member of the Grammy Award- winning vocal quartet Anonymous 4, sings lullabies and folk songs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Join us for an evening of ancient lullabies, Irish, English, and American folk songs, along with Benjamin Britten’s whimsical masterpiece A Charm of Lullabies. The Library for the Performing Arts is proud to offer free admission to this program on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior t…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, April 27
@ 9:30 a.m.
Emotional Development Show
In this show, we create a sense of community filled with compassion and understanding of one another. We will address simple conflict resolution with fun and simple exercises within the songs. We will paint imaginary hearts and launch them into the sky. The children will collaborate to create a sense of unity while dancing, laughing and singing along the way! Best for ages 3 to 8 years old. Presented by Preschool of Rock
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime
Babies from birth to 18 months old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, April 27
@ 12 noon
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Castle Hill LibraryChildren
Fri, April 27
@ 3 p.m.
Karaoke Party!
Sing on the auditorium stage or from behind the projector--your choice! All are welcome, regardless of your level of shyness!
Countee Cullen Library, AuditoriumTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, April 27
@ 4 p.m.
Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival--Teen Resource Center
Chatham Square Library's Third Annual "Take the Stage!" Teen Performing Arts Festival kicks off with an exciting, "after-hours" open mic for teens, organized by the Teen Resource Center (of the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center). Come join us for an afternoon of music, dance, film, and more. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Families,
Immigrants,
Parents/Caregivers,
Persons with Disabilities,
Teachers,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Sing, dance, and reveal your inner musician at our music and movement time for children ages 1 to 5 and their caregivers. Our music time is dynamic and interactive, so come ready to participate in the fun.
New Dorp LibraryBusinesspeople,
Children,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Adult Group Guitar Lessons for Beginners
Saturday sessions begin April 21st, 2018 @11am. Seven 90-minute sessions: 04/21, 04/28, 05/05, 05/19, 06/02, 06/09, 06/23. Please bring your own guitar. No experience necessary! Class size is limited *Registration Required: Regristration begins Friday, 03/30/18 @ 9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 11 a.m.
Performing Arts
Beethoven String Quartet Marathon, Presented by the Juilliard School
The Library hosts a full day of Beethoven string quartet concerts, along with related educational events: Session 1 (starts at 11 am) String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2 (1798-1801) Allegro Adagio cantabile – Allegro – Tempo I Scherzo: Allegro Allegro molto, quasi presto Jo-Tzu Yang, violin I; Byungchan Lee, violin II; Lynn Sue-A-Quan, viola; Yun-Ya Lo, cello | Coached by Sam Rhodes String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 18 No. 3 (1798-1801) Allegro Andante co…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, April 28
@ 2 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Bronx Library CenterChildren
Sat, April 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Immigrant Heritage Week
Sonido Costeño Trio in Concert
Sonido Costeño is a modern day New York City Latin band. Their creative fusion of Latin music with other world music is enticing and the high energy in which they transmit it, transforms their audiences into dance hall performances.
Bronx Library Center, Auditorium Adults,
Immigrants
Mon, April 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
St. Agnes LibraryChildren
Mon, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Roaring Chorus
Learn the basics of singing and enjoy building music skills in a choral workshop with Staten Island’s Musical Chairs Ensemble. Pre-registration is required.
Richmondtown LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Mon, April 30
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Bilingual Storytime
Join us for toddler billengual storytime. A children's librarian will read, sing, and play songs in English and Spanish.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 11:30 a.m.
FREE KTV
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间: 4月2日,星期三,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月9日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月16日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 4月30日,星期一,下午 11:30到下午1:30 欢迎参加我们唱歌活动,来唱出您最喜爱的歌曲 活动将会在楼下(土库)公共活动室进行 MONDAY, APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 FROM 11:30 PM—1:30PM JOIN US AND SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITE SONGS. THE PROGRAM WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL. All Public Library Programs are free…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Mon, April 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Ongoing
Teens
Teen Karaoke! #YAatPK
Karaoke is Japanese for "empty orchestra." Come fill up Parkchester's community room with your renditions of songs by your favorite artists. We know Parkchester has talent and a love of music. Come share yours and bring your friends! Teen participants may enjoy light refreshments and earn a computer appointment voucher.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Tween & Teen Karaoke Party
Do you love to sing? Tweens and Teens: Come out and display your singing abilities! It’s time to prove your karaoke talents with your favorite songs. First Come, First Served. For Ages 10-18.
Mariners Harbor LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Children
Mon, April 30
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Come learn how to play guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and even sing. Absolute beginners and experts alike welcome. We just got a serious upgrade to this program, jam with us!
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, April 30
@ 5:30 p.m.
Body Blast! Dance-N-Sculpt!
Move your body to the beat! Have fun while you exercise! No requirements * Everyone Welcome* Bring a towel or an exercise mat. Come in comfortable clothing. Most of all bring a Smile! Registration required. Age 19-99
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Tue, May 1
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Fun Time for Little Folks
Songs and stories for the very young, with adult caregiver. For ages 0 - 3.
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, May 1
@ 5 p.m.
Kid Karaoke Night
Have fun singing along to your favorite tunes with our awesome karaoke machine! Belt out a solo version or bring a friend to perfrom a duet. Either way, you'll have tons of fun during kid karaoke night at the George Bruce Library! For children ages 6 and up. Younger children are welcome with a parent or guardian. Kid Karaoke takes place monthly on the first Tuesday of each month.
George Bruce Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 11 a.m.
Songs of Spring
Join children's musician Ian Hayes for a spring-themed sing-a-long! Bring your toddlers and little ones for an interactive music show to welcome the new season with song and dance. Ian will perform children’s favorites and some original songs, as well as classics that Mom and Dad will enjoy! Fun for the whole family! Best for ages 2-4 years old. Presented by Urban Stages
City Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 11 a.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Series
This Spring we’ll bring families on an out-of-this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary related to different modes of transportation, spring colors, and a big celebration of Myla Birdie’s birthday!!! All teachers are native Spanish speakers who play guitar, percussion, and use puppets to teach in the most engaging way! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Biling…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterChildren
Wed, May 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Sing a Song!
Sing. Sing a Song. Sing it Loud. Sing it Strong! Sing songs with Ms. Eve with storybooks and fairytales.
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, May 2
@ 4 p.m.
K-pop Club
Hello K-pop fans! Do you enjoy Korean artists like BTS, Big Bang, and more? Join us for Washington Heights' K-pop Club, where we will watch videos and listen to amazing songs done by your favorite artists. For ages 13-18
Washington Heights LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 2
@ 6 p.m.
Ukulele Lessons for Beginners
Wednesday evening sessions begin April 25th, 2018 @6pm. Four 70-minute sessions: 04/25, 05/02, 05/09, 05/23. Please bring your own ukulele. No experience necessary! Group size is limited/Registration Required* *Regristration opens Friday, April 6th, @9am
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, May 3
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
Early Literacy
Story Time: Puzzles and Play
Children from birth to five years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and work with puzzle sets, also spend time with other children in the neighborhood. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Children's RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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