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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 3:30 p.m.
Sing. Sing a song!
Sing. Sing a song. Sing it loud! Sing it Strong! Do you love to sing? Join Ms. Eve and Sing Songs!
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 11:30 a.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, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 12 noon
Canceled
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.
Muhlenberg Library, Community RoomChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Story time: Spring Stories Plus!!
Step into springtime with some stretches, stories, songs, activities, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3-7 years old.
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Radical Dance Artists in the 60s and the 80s: A Conversation with Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton
To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come to the Library to discuss their careers in dance. In the 1960s, Rainer was a leader in the dance avant-garde through the rule-breaking collaborative, Judson Dance Theater. In the 1980s, DANCENOISE, Lucy Sexton’s performance art duo with Anne Iobst, rocked the New York club scene with transgressive, socially conscious acts of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Music Jam Session
An open enviornment for muscians to meet, play and create. Whether you only know a few chords or are an experienced player, come and lay down some tunes at our friendly open jam session. Teens and Adults are Welcomed.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Thu, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
"Warren Smith Plays New York" - Screening and PerformanceSeward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Thu, May 25
@ 6:30 p.m.
Canceled
Author @ the Library
Super Freak: The Life of Rick James, with Peter Benjaminson, "The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard" and "Mary Wells: The Tumultuous LIfe of Motown's First Superstar."
This illustrated lecture sheds light on Motown’s most controversial superstar. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, May 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read and Play
Bring your little ones (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays with various learning and fun toys. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers/parents.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Shake, Rattle, Read!
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library on Friday mornings for a little music, a book, some dancing, and a lot of fun! Each session is full of music and movement. For children ages 0-3 years and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 10:30 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.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 11 a.m.
KTV 苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动
苏厄德公园图书馆卡拉OK活动 时间:5月12日,星期五,早上11:00到下午2: 00 5月19日,星期五,早上11:00到下午2:00 5月26日,星期五,早上11:00到下午2:00 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 THE SEWARD PARK LIBRARY FREE KARAOKE PROGRAM FRIDAY, MAY 12, 19 & 26 FROM 11 AM—2 PM 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 of charge.…
Seward Park Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, May 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Play Time with Toys
Bring your little ones (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays with various learning and fun toys. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers/parents.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 11:15 a.m.
Early Literacy
Kids' Music That Rocks
Stories and songs to sing along with every Friday morning!
Hudson Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, May 26
@ 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, May 26
@ 2 p.m.
Poetry, Sizhu, & Taiwanese Opera: An Ensemble from Taiwan
Poetry, Sizhu and Taiwanese Opera by Chai Foundation Music Workshop Sizhu, a type of ensemble arrangement that includes traditional Chinese string and woodwind instruments, has been the most fundamental musical style of the Chai Foundation Music Workshop (CFMW). CFMW’s performances blend multi-directional components, including Taiwanese folksongs, traditional Taiwanese Opera, old Mandarin ballads, modern music, pop music, children’s musicals, oriental musical theater and orchestration with et…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Fri, May 26
@ 3 p.m.
Library Maschine
Learn to produce your own music! Using a drum machine called Maschine Mikro MK2, teens will learn to craft their very own songs. Beginner users are welcomed. Registration and attendance required to all sessions for the month of May.
Hunts Point LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, May 27
@ 12 noon
Dance and Theatrical Classes
Teens and children ( 3 to 12) will learn many types of dances like salsa and will perform in theatrical presentations, plays, dramas, drumming, storytelling, and much more! Share your culture and learn about the culture of others. Classes and instruction by professional and internationally acclaimed artists Xiomara Evans and Marni Rice.
High Bridge LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, May 30
@ 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, May 30
@ 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 30
@ 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, May 30
@ 1 p.m.
Turntable Tuesdays
Come and Listen to music on vinyl records.
St. George Library CenterTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, May 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
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!
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Wed, May 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: Frederick Ashton - UPDATE 5/22/2017
UPDATE as of 5/22/2017: Special Guest Host: Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times. A film of the Frederick Ashton retrospective program performed at Covent Garden in 1970. NOTE 1: This film clocks in at 3 hours. We will have a quick break about 75 minutes in, and you may come and go (quietly, please) as you wish. NOTE 2: As always, seating is first come, first served. We think there may be a large turnout (pun intended) for this one, so please arrive early if you are…
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, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Simone Forti's Huddle and Slant Board in performance
Two of Simone Forti’s 1961 “dance constructions,” Huddle and Slant Board , could be described as moving sculptures. Huddle involves six to nine people forming a mound over which each person climbs. Slant Board involves three people grappling with ropes on a 45-degree incline. These are seminal performance works that have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Join us for an afternoon of live dance performances that brings the Radical Bodies exhibition to life. Attendees will stand to watch…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Thu, June 1
@ 11 a.m.
Ongoing
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 1
@ 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 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
Thu, June 1
@ 11:30 a.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 1
@ 6 p.m.
Music Jam Session
An open enviornment for muscians to meet, play and create. Whether you only know a few chords or are an experienced player, come and lay down some tunes at our friendly open jam session. Teens and Adults are Welcomed.
Huguenot Park LibraryAdults,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Baby Storytime: Shake, Rattle, Read!
Join us at the Mulberry Street Library on Friday mornings for a little music, a book, some dancing, and a lot of fun! Each session is full of music and movement. For children ages 0-3 years and their caregivers.
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Story Time: Read and Play
Bring your little ones (birth to four years old) for a morning of stories, songs and rhymes to help their brains grow! Make new friends afterwards while your child plays with various learning and fun toys. Limited to 25 children and their caregivers/parents.
Parkchester Library, Meeting RoomChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us in celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2017, Naomi and company will lead older adults in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes. The class is for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23 Program is free. Call 347-683-269…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 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.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime: Early Childhood Story and Play date
Riverdale Library presents early childhood play dates for you and your young children every Friday. Both parents and children are invited to participate in a read-aloud story, and then to socialize, play, and dance to the music in our community room.
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 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
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