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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 11 a.m.
MUSIC AND 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 LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Today
@ 11:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Saturday Sing-Along
Join us in singing favorite children's songs! Singing is fun, and also enhances the early literacy skills by braking up words to small pieces and emphasizing with rhythm. It is one of the important pre-reading skills we can help young children aquire. No registration necessary. All ages are welcome. It takes place in Children's Room.
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Music - Mozart's DON GIOVANNI recital by New York Opera Forum
New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of DON GIOVANNI by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages. ADMISSION FREE
96th Street LibraryAdults
Today
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
We Are The World: Understanding Salsa
A Summer Reading Program This program presents instruments, music, and lyrics used in the African, Taino and Spanish Catholic rituals that provide a base for Salsa. Presented by Jose Obando. For ages 13-18 years old.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival--Center for All Abilities
Welcome to the second annual Take the Stage! Teen Performing Arts Festival at the Chatham Square Library! This event features young performers from the Center for All Abilities. Come and support the youth of the Chatham Square Library community!
Chatham Square Library, Community RoomAdults,
School Age (5-12 years),
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),
Children
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Lost Treasures, New Discoveries: Chamber Music of Dello Joio, Varèse, and Chumbley
As The Library for the Performing Arts’ 2016-17 chamber music series nears its end, a luminary troupe of musicians excavates lost gems from the Music Division archives and shares a new work by eclectic, contemporary American composer Robert Chumbley. Flautist Lucian Rinando, cellist Sam Magill, and pianist Babette Hierholzer perform Dello Joio’s Trio for flute, cello, and piano; Edgar Varèse’s famous Density 21.5; plus the New York premiere of Chumbley's Particle I. The Library for the Perform…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Today
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art For A Lifetime
African American Song. From Field Hollers to Hip-Hop
Join us for a journey through African-American music in this 8-session program directed by Carolyn Clark. In this free, 8-session program, participants will discuss, listen, sing, and play (as experience allows) a variety of African-American songs. In addition, participants will explore the development of different African American song genres, and how the African American influence has been felt all over the world. Registration Required: Call 718-442-8560 or stop by the branch. Session Dat…
St. George Library Center, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Today
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Fun in the Sun
A Summer Reading Program! An interactive Summer Music event with Music for Aardvarks Best Summer Songs about going on vacation, playing at the beach, getting ice cream etc… and Rock-n-Roll summer classics like Rockaway Beach, Surfin USA and more it is a good feeling program that will make you happy you stayed in the city! Best for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Space is limited. Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 20.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Children's Center at 42nd StreetChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play!
An informal playgroup for young children (ages baby-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. This program will be held in the upstairs storytime room.
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Program! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
Richmondtown LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles
A Summer Reading Program! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participations. Best for children of all ages.
West New Brighton LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 26
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Mondays
Drums Guitar Bass Keyboard Vocals If this sounds a lot like the game "Rock Band" to you, then you'd be correct. But before it was a video game, it's how people made music. Come jam with the Stapleton Teens every Monday that we're open. All skill levels welcome, from absolute beginners to virtuoso masters. Instruments provided, or bring your own. Ages 12 and up.
Stapleton Library, Community RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Lapsit
Babies and their caregivers can enjoy simple stories, lively songs and rhymes, and meet other babies in the neighborhood.
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 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, June 27
@ 12 noon
Gotham Jazzmen
A Concert of traditional jazz presented by the Gotham Jazzmen. Auditorium doors open at 11:45 a.m.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 1 p.m.
Turntable Tuesdays
Come and Listen to music on vinyl records.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 1 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends”
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends” As a component of the New York Public Library (NYPL) 53rd street branch’s partnership with P:LE of Jsac New York, the first of a series of “Future Stars and Friends” chamber music concert series featuring rising cellist Alexander Hersh (https://www.alexanderhersh.com) and colleagues in a program chosen by Mr. Hersh. P:LE (The Project: Library Effect), “Future Stars and Friends” series periodically hands rising young performers artistic control…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Tue, June 27
@ 7 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends”
Chamber Music Concert “Future Stars and Friends” As a component of the New York Public Library (NYPL) 53rd street branch’s partnership with P:LE of Jsac New York, the first of a series of “Future Stars and Friends” chamber music concert series featuring rising cellist Alexander Hersh (https://www.alexanderhersh.com) and colleagues in a program chosen by Mr. Hersh. P:LE (The Project: Library Effect), “Future Stars and Friends” series periodically hands rising young performers artistic control…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Wed, June 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Party with Bubbles with Elaine Gil
A Summer Reading Program! Elaine Gil's show includes face painting, balloon animals, parachute games, bubbles, singing, dancing and a lot of audience participation. Best for children of all ages. No pre-registration required. This program takes place before the library opens. Doors will open @ 10:45am.
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: A Folk Tale - Guest host: Alastair Macaulay
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
Businesspeople,
College & Graduate Students,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years),
Adults,
Teachers
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to celebrate the sunshine of summer with a fabulous summer dance party featuring the limbo, freeze dances, and more! Mr. Patrick will supply the music, the silly puppets, and the Hawaiian leis; all you have to do is dance and have fun! Best for children ages 0 to 7 years old with their parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Splish Splash Beach Concert
A Summer Reading Program! Interactive music productions integrate a live music program with reading, singing, and non-stop audience participation. This creative interactive musical experience transforms fans from spectators to participators with a wide assortment of props like guitars, maracas, dancing rainbows, and dream catchers. It's a captivating concert experience for children of all ages to enjoy! Presented by Presley and Melody
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION
Join us at our Summer Reading Kick-off celebration. Enjoy a Musical performance by Melody & Presley. Story time and a craft and giveaways! Ages infant to 12 years old with caregiver.
New Dorp LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
NYPL Supporters,
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Music With Enrico Granafei
Music with Enrico Granafei Guitarist, vocalist, and harmonica player Enrico Granafei brings audiences authentic music from his native Calabria and from a variety of Italian regions. Celebrate Italian heritage in an afternoon of traditional Italian music. Enrico Granafei is a master of classical and jazz guitar as well as Italian musical and theatrical traditions. From ancient folk songs, to Neopolitan classics and Italian American favorites, this program of Italian music offers something to…
Seward Park LibraryAdults,
50+,
Families,
Adults
Wed, June 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
The Art of Making Beats
A Summer Reading Program Music production remains largely a mystery. Everyone hears music, but few have a thorough understanding of how music is assembled in a studio setting. This lesson gives an introduction on how music is recorded, sequenced, mixed and mastered using the iPad2. Presented by Bridging Education and Art Together (BEAT). For ages 13-18 years old.
Soundview LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Irish Dance Workshop
A Summer Reading Program! Patricia McManus, Irish dancer extraordinaire, leads participants through the world of Irish Dancing. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Party with Lou Gallo
Younger kids, kick off the Summer Reading Program with a rollicking sing-along party with Lou Gallo! For children ages 0-5 years old with a caregiver.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism, with Charles A. Riley II, curator, critic, professor of English, and author of more than twenty books on the arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a wide-ranging look at the connections inside the core group of avant-garde artists in Jazz Age Paris. It .offers a fresh examination of both canonic and overlooked writers and artists and their works, by revealing them in conversation with one another. The author's celebration of the many masterpieces shows how the creative community of postwar Paris supported astounding experiments in content and form that still resonate today. Events at The New York Public…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thu, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Puzzles and Play
Children from birth to 4 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. Limit to 25 children and their caregivers. While you're here, be sure to check out the Library's great collection of children's stories, both old and new.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Tummy Time
This is a program for chidren from birth up to crawling age and their parents/caregivers. This is an opportunity to learn rhythm through stories and songs, and to bond with baby. This is a program for pre-walking age children and their parents/caregivers only.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Open Play!
An informal playgroup for young children (ages baby-4) and their parents and/or caregivers to meet other families and encourage children to develop together through play. This is a drop-in program. No registration required. This program will be held in the upstairs storytime room.
Columbus LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 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, June 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
Dancing with the Babies!
The perfect opportunity for Little Ones and their Parents/Caregivers to dance and have some morning fun with other neighborhood babies. Activities include: Hokey Pokey Head Shoulders Shaker Dance Songs and more! Adults are encouraged to participate. Ages:1-3
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 12 noon
Early Literacy
Play, Move, and Sing (ages 1-5)
We (grown-ups and children) will move our bodies to the beat and use instruments to make rhythms . We will also learn some simple story songs and rhymes. For ages 1-5 years ; limited to 30 caregivers with child. Late entry to this storytime is not permitted.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 3:30 p.m.
Baby Storytime: Baby Lapsit
Interact and bond with your baby while reading, singing, and rhyming with your favorite Librarian!
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest LibraryChildren
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Macaroni!
A Summer Reading Program! In this high energy, full band, summer celebration, children are excited to play air guitar, jump high, party under the parachute, shake it loud, pop the bubbles, stroll in the garden, do the Macaroni dance, and enjoy a special visit from a puppet named “Moochachka” the Monkey. Little ones are thrilled to see Meredith LeVande in person after watching her in-between PBS Kids shows. Best for ages 3 and older. Presented by Monkey Monkey Music
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Musical Learning Time
Sing along with songs that help you remember letters, numbers, and more! For preschool age children and younger.
Battery Park City LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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