Events

The Library is here to help you learn and connect with your community through our wide array of free events, programs, classes, book clubs, and more. Please check listings to confirm if a program is in-person, online, or outdoors.

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53 events found.

Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 31
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join Supervising Librarian, Tommy Buttaccio and Children's Librarian Melina Sang for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Toddler Story-t…
OutdoorsChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 31
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join Supervising Librarian, Tommy Buttaccio and Children's Librarian Melina Sang for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytim…
OutdoorsChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 31
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join Supervising Librarian, Tommy Buttaccio and Children's Librarian Melina Sang for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Toddler Story-t…
OutdoorsChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 31
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join Supervising Librarian, Tommy Buttaccio and Children's Librarian Melina Sang for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytim…
OutdoorsChildren,

Toddlers (18-36 months)
Tue, May 31
@ 1 PM
53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on Randy Newman: Sail Away! - Celebrating its 50th Anniversary! **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a bi-weekly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for music. An LP…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, May 31
@ 5 PM
53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on Randy Newman: Sail Away! - Celebrating its 50th Anniversary! **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a bi-weekly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for music. An LP…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Wed, June 1
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
Storytime: Who is Florence Price? For this Storytime, the Music & Recorded Sound Division at the Library for the Performing Arts features the children’s book Who Is Florence Price? The book was written and illustrated by middle school students at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, New York City’s only K-12 public school that teaches music as a core subject. The students will perform music by Florence Price, a Black classical composer, pianist, and music teacher from the 20th centu…
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Thu, June 2
@ 6 PM
Online
This event is online only. Please click here to register. In 1821, William Alexander Brown formed what is believed to be the first Black theatre company in the United States. The African Grove Theater gained popularity with a diverse audience by presenting the works of Shakespeare, including productions of Richard III and King Lear, along with more contemporary plays, including one of Brown’s own original works. Despite this popularity, opposition to the company meant that it was frequ…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Online only
Adults
Tue, June 7
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 7
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 7
@ 12 PM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on the Hearst Plaza, located between the Metropolitan Opera and the Lincoln Center Theater. This outdoor event was postponed from the original date of March 2nd to Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. We apologize for the postponement. Registrants will receive reminder emails in June preceding this rescheduled outdoor performance installation event. To receive emailed reminders for June 7, 2022,…
OutdoorsAdults
Tue, June 14
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 14
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Wed, June 15
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
For this storytime, the Jerome Robbins Dance Division will celebrate the life and times of José Limón, dancer, choreographer, and world-traveler who embodied his culture and identity through dance. Along with dancers from the Limón Company, we will read from the children’s book José! Born to Dance, based on Limón's life, which tells the story of migration, visual artistry, and singular expression.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Thu, June 16
@ 6 PM
​This event will take place in person at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Please click here to register. In 2019, Dr. William Schimmel curated a six-day residency, Accordion Mixology, at the Library for the Performing Arts. Now he's back with a concert showing the accordion's melodic dimension. With his distinguished associates, there will be new takes on Schubert from the accordions' point of view and other pieces Schubert, we feel, would have loved. Come and hea…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults
Tue, June 21
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 21
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 21
@ 1 PM
53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a monthly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for music. An LP Club!--and fo…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Tue, June 21
@ 5 PM
53rd Street Library is continuing our successful remote music series in collaboration with the Library for the Performing Arts. This disc discussion will focus on The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? **How to Register: Please click HERE** We are offering a monthly music club (1PM & 5PM options) via Google Hangouts/Meetup selecting and focusing on a classic album with a distinct cultural impact. To give the club an intimate feel--Like a book club for music. An LP Club!--and fo…
ONLINEAdults,

50+,

Book Lovers
Thu, June 23
@ 7 PM
This event will take place in person at the Library for the Performing Arts. Please click here to register. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce a very special evening of magic and history starring world-renowned magician and writer Joshua Jay. In this first part of our jam-packed event, Jay will perform a magic show featuring dazzling sleight-of-hand and mind-reading. Then Herb Scher of the Society of American Magicians will interview Joshua Jay abo…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman CenterAdults
Tue, June 28
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, June 28
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
This event will take place outdoors at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and…
OutdoorsChildren
Wed, June 29
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
The Billy Rose Theatre Division highlights A Note of Explanation, a 1922 work by iconic writer Vita Sackville-West, which was recently rediscovered as a miniature book in Queen Mary's dollhouse in Windsor Castle. The story recounts the antics of a time-traveling sprite who inhabits the dollhouse.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Wed, June 29
@ 1 PM
David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In
*Rescheduled to June 29, 2022.* This event is online only. To register please click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dance-historian-is-in-with-dasha-chapman-tickets-322725248907 In the latest session of our series The Dance Historian Is In, dance scholar Dr. Dasha A. Chapman curates selections from and speaks about the Haitian folkloric dance materials held at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts. These moving documents register points on the continu…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Online only
Adults
Tue, July 5
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Story-times will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from A…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, July 5
@ 11:15 PM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Story-times will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from A…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, July 12
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, July 12
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Wed, July 13
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
Join us for a Children's Musical presented by the Billy Rose Theatre Division of the Library for the Performing Arts.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Tue, July 19
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, July 19
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Wed, July 20
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
Musician Marco Foster will read Tim Hopgood’s book, Singing in the Rain, which presents the famed Broadway music in the format of a children’s book. Foster will conclude with a brief “goodbye” song drawn from the Broadway repertoire. This event is presented by the Music & Recorded Sound Division of the Library for the Performing Arts.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Tue, July 26
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, July 26
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Wed, July 27
@ 11:30 AM
Outdoor
Join us for a storytime event presented by the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the Library for the Performing Arts. Recommended for children 12 months old and up.
Damrosch Park at Lincoln CenterChildren
Tue, August 2
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, August 2
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, August 9
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, August 9
@ 11:15 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren
Tue, August 16
@ 10:30 AM
Outdoor
Our colleagues at the Riverside Library are bringing their wildly popular storytimes across the street to the Library for the Performing Arts Library's Outdoor Reading Room. Join a Children's Librarian for stories, songs, and other engaging activities with a focus on the performing arts. Recommended for children 1 year old and up. This event will take place outdoors at the Library for the Performing Arts. Dates: Outdoor Family Storytimes will be held on Tuesdays at 10:30am and 11:15am from Ap…
OutdoorsChildren