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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Bring the little ones in for some reading fun and educational playtime! There will be stories, song, dance and bubbles! Call 718-796-1202 for more information.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Today
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Jean Léon Destiné
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017. The Dance Division will continue the screening series in his honor. African dance scholar Carolyn Webb will h…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, April 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Storytime
Bring the little ones in for some reading fun and educational playtime! There will be stories, song, dance and bubbles! Call 718-796-1202 for more information.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, April 26
@ 11 a.m.
Jiggy Tots Series
Jiggy Tots® is an Irish pre-dance and movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult. Each uniquely themed class works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness, and movement creativity through dance and educational games, utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language!) Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhyt…
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
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
@ 11:30 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
Fri, April 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2018, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of a…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, April 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Childhood Play Date and Stories
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, 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
@ 2:45 p.m.
WiiU
Calling all video game fanatics! We will play Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and dance to the beats of Just Dance 2017. No registration required.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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
@ 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.
Toddler Story Time
Come join us for some fun and educational playtime. We will sing, dance, read and toddlers can interact with each other while playing.
Woodstock LibraryToddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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
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
Thu, May 3
@ 4 p.m.
The Music Bubble and Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring!
The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Swing Into Spring! engages children with comedy, swing music, jazz music, “March”-ing songs, poems, bubbles, music technology and children’s stories which foster literacy, storytelling and a lifelong love of your local library! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children and a great time for parents and caregivers. This program also celebrates inclusivity and neurodiversity for April which is Autism Awareness Month. Each song in the 45-minute show is a…
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, May 3
@ 6 p.m.
Black Ballerina
Directed and Produced by Frances McElroy Black Ballerina tells the story of several black women from different generations who fell in love with ballet. Six decades ago, Joan Myers Brown, Delores Browne, and Raven Wilkinson faced racism in pursuit of careers in classical dance. Today, young dancers of color continue to face formidable challenges breaking into the overwhelmingly white world of ballet. Moving back and forth in time, this lyrical, character-driven film shows how far…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, May 4
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2018, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of a…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, May 4
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Childhood Play Date and Stories
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 4
@ 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, May 4
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
First Fridays: Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition
African American fraternities and sororities have a long tradition of championing education, service and empowerment on college campuses and in communities across the country. Join us on May 4 for a special First Fridays Black Fraternities and Sororities/The Divine Nine Edition, presented in partnership with members of the Deltas, AKAs, Zetas and the Kappas! We’re calling all fraternity and sorority members and those who love them to come celebrate the history of the Divine Nine in the Langston…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, May 5
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, May 7
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Come join us for some fun and educational playtime. We will sing, dance, read and toddlers can interact with each other while playing.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 7
@ 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 8
@ 6 p.m.
Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises
Tompkins Square Library presents a new program Speaking Techniques and Vocal Exercises Tuesdays, April 10th and 24th May 8th and 22th 6-7PM Do you want a strong, confident, and compelling speaking voice? Do you want to sound natural? The quality and use of the voice is a fundamental factor in life. It could even contribute to the success of our chosen career. This program can be helpful to anyone interested in making the most of their speech delivery and in polishing the…
Tompkins Square Library, Second FloorAdults
Tue, May 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Art of the Avant-Gardes: Barbara Moore and Max Schumann
Scholar Barbara Moore discusses the many forms and cross-disciplinary nature of the 1960s avant-gardes with Printed Matter’s Max Schumann, inspired by the Library’s exhibition "You Say You Want a Revolution." Larry Baldwin of Fluxus International presents FluxFest Often political in nature, movements such as Fluxus, Happenings, and Intermedia blurred the line between art and life and developed into what came to be known as performance art. Founded in 1963, the legendary Something Else…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger ForumAdults
Wed, May 9
@ 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
Thu, May 10
@ 11 a.m.
Jiggy Tots Series
Jiggy Tots® is an Irish pre-dance and movement class developed for ages 2-5 with a participating adult. Each uniquely themed class works on building strength, developing gross motor skills, coordination, body awareness, and movement creativity through dance and educational games, utilizing counting and colors. (Sometimes including a few words in Irish language!) Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs, combined with popular toddler songs, clapping, stamping, and shakers are used to explore rhyt…
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, May 11
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2018, Naomi and company will lead seniors in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes for older adults of all ages and abilities. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18, 25 June 1, 8, 15, 22 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of a…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, May 11
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Early Childhood Play Date and Stories
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 11
@ 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, May 11
@ 7 p.m.
Art to Share from Brazil to Canada
Allison Plamondon, Canadian choreographer, and Katia Bandeiro de Mello-Gerlach, Brazilian fiction writer, team up for a fascinating evening of collaborative dance making and conversation. Presented as part of the Library’s celebration of New York Foundation for the Arts’ Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, this evening offers our audience the opportunity to join in the creative process of a new dance work, choreographed by Plamondon and inspired by the writing of Bandeiro de Mello-Gerlach.…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA CafeAdults
Sat, May 12
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 12
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Come join us for some fun and educational playtime. We will sing, dance, read and toddlers can interact with each other while playing.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, May 14
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler Story Time
Come join us for some fun and educational playtime. We will sing, dance, read and toddlers can interact with each other while playing.
Woodstock LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
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