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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Mon, January 22
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, January 22
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Come join on the kid's rug for a fun storytime for the family! We'll read some stories, make friends, sing, dance, and have fun together!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, January 22
@ 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, January 23
@ 11:30 a.m.
Silly Season Celebration
Celebrate the joy of the season with Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends as we sing and dance to the holiday classics. From Frosty the Snowman to the Dreidel Song, there’s something for everyone of all cultures in this festive musical celebration. Best for babies to 7 years old with a parent/caregiver. Presented by Music with Patrick
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, January 23
@ 2 p.m.
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Come dance with us! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, January 23
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Come join on the kid's rug for a fun storytime for the family! We'll read some stories, make friends, sing, dance, and have fun together!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, January 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
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
Wed, January 24
@ 4 p.m.
Mo Willems "Piggie and Elephant" Party!
Join us for a craft, a crazy photobooth, and some wacky dance moves to celebrate Piggie and Elephant!
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, January 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
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
Fri, January 26
@ 10 a.m.
Jerome Robbins Symposium
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrates the centennial of Jerome Robbins, with a day-long symposium, featuring presentations by Library fellows, including Alastair Macaulay, Julie Lemberger, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Ninotchka Bennahum, Robert Greskovic, and Hiie Saumaa. Reserve your general admission seat HERE 10:00am-10:45am Alastair Macaulay, An Investigation of Nijinsky's ballet ''L'Après-midi d'un faune' and Robbins’ ballet 'Afternoon of a Faun', Examining Differences and Connect…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, January 26
@ 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, January 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, January 26
@ 2:45 p.m.
WiiU
Calling all video game fanatics! This is for you! We will play Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and get jiggy as we dance to the beats of Just Dance 2017.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, January 27
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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
Sat, January 27
@ 2 p.m.
January Weekend Movies Presents: Happy Feet
Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce! Rated Pg, 108 mins Children of all ages are welcomed to attend
Columbus LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Come join on the kid's rug for a fun storytime for the family! We'll read some stories, make friends, sing, dance, and have fun together!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, January 29
@ 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
Mon, January 29
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at 6!
January 1: Closed for New Year’s Day January 8: Reality Bites (1994; 99 mins.) Dir: Ben Stiller. There's a strong case to be made that Reality Bites is the definitive cinematic representation of early 1990s Gen X American culture. Some people might say Cameron Crowe's Singles does it better, but Singles is boring and they are wrong. Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke January 15: Closed for Martin Luther King Day January 22: Special Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation prog…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Tue, January 30
@ 11 a.m.
Toddler StoryTime on a Tuesday at Spuyten Duyvil Branch at 10:30 am
Toddler Story Time is a 30 minute program for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent or caregiver . The program includes books , music, dance , rhymes , scarves or shakers and bubbles .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, January 30
@ 2 p.m.
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
Come dance with us! Here’s your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You’ll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary. About the instructor: Jennifer Grambs, trained in…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, January 30
@ 4 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime
Come join on the kid's rug for a fun storytime for the family! We'll read some stories, make friends, sing, dance, and have fun together!
Melrose LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, January 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
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
Wed, January 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Gus Solomons Jr
Gus Solomons, the esteemed postmodern and experimental dancer and choreographer, will present some of his favorite work from his collection, which resides at the Dance Division. Reserve your seat HERE beginning December 31st, 2017. (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library gene…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, February 1
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Mandarin 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 Mandarin teachers 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!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren
Fri, February 2
@ 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, February 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
Sat, February 3
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
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),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, February 3
@ 2 p.m.
Family Films
Join us in the Soundview Library for our Family Films! Feel free to bring a snack to munch on! February 3, 2018 TBA February 10, 2018 Up (PG) 96 min An old manand a young explorer team up and take on the wilderness after the elderly salesman's plan to reach South America via helium balloons pays off. Against all odds, the unlikely pair come to rely on one another. February 17, 2018 The Aristocats (G) ​78 min ​The adventures of a feline and her three…
Soundview LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, February 5
@ 4 p.m.
The Rock Show
Our shows incorporate sing-a-longs, movement, imagination and dramatic play. All of the songs inspire immediate participation. The children will grow like trees, sing like birds and dance like robots. Filled with non-stop action and hip-shaking music, the children and families will be thrilled! Best for ages 0-8 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Preschool of Rock
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren
Mon, February 5
@ 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
Mon, February 5
@ 6 p.m.
Monday Night Films at 6!
January 1: Closed for New Year’s Day January 8: Reality Bites (1994; 99 mins.) Dir: Ben Stiller. There's a strong case to be made that Reality Bites is the definitive cinematic representation of early 1990s Gen X American culture. Some people might say Cameron Crowe's Singles does it better, but Singles is boring and they are wrong. Starring: Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke January 15: Closed for Martin Luther King Day January 22: Special Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation prog…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, February 5
@ 6 p.m.
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives
Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives 2018 Lincoln Kirstein Lecture featuring Alastair Macaulay Join The Center for Ballet and the Arts for the annual Lincoln Kirstein Lecture, co-presented by the New York Library for the Performing Arts. In “Ashton and Balanchine: Parallel Lives," The New York Times's chief dance critic Alastair Macaulay will show ways in which Frederick Ashton and George Balanchine watched each other, took ideas from each other, differed from each other, and, between them,…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Wed, February 7
@ 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…
Mosholu LibraryChildren
Wed, February 7
@ 3:30 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Spanish Class
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…
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren
Thu, February 8
@ 11:30 a.m.
The Rock Show
Our shows incorporate sing-a-longs, movement, imagination and dramatic play. All of the songs inspire immediate participation. The children will grow like trees, sing like birds and dance like robots. Filled with non-stop action and hip-shaking music, the children and families will be thrilled! Best for ages 0-8 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Preschool of Rock
Harry Belafonte 115th Street LibraryChildren
Thu, February 8
@ 4 p.m.
Bilingual Birdies Mandarin 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 Mandarin teachers 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!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates…
Battery Park City LibraryChildren
Fri, February 9
@ 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, February 9
@ 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, February 9
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Dance Party
Dancing is fun and great exercise, so bring the little ones for an awesome dance party! We'll put on some groovy kid's music and hand out scarves and noise makers for a fun experince.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
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