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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time on a Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for 18 to 36 months old
Toddler Time is a 30 minute interactive program for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent or caregiver. The program includes books , music, rhymes, dance, shakers or scarves and bubbles to end the program. Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. in order to get a place for the program.
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
African Dancing and Folktales
A Summer Reading Program! Audience members become the storytellers in a series of African folktales as our facilitator guides them through an interactive African Dance class. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
58th Street Library, Community Meeting RoomChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program at 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent and or caregiver . The program includes books, dance, music and singing , rhymes, shakers or scarves , and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. for the start of the program at 10:30 a.m. Sometimes space is limited !!!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show; Build a Better World
A Summer Reading Celebration! The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun…
St. George Library CenterChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, August 23
@ 2:30 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
Thu, August 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on Thursdays
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent, grandparent , or caregiver. The program includes books, rhymes, dance , music, shakers or scarves and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the library by 10 : 20 a.m. for the 10:30 am program start !!!!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime - Movers and Shakers
Toddlers from 1 to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers will shake it together! Sing, dance and enjoy music, movement and fun!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 24
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: The Pirate (1948)
A 19-century traveling song-and-dance man impersonates a pirate to impress a bored heiress who is about to enter an arranged marriage with a wealthy older man on a Caribbean island. With songs by Cole Porter, it stars Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Running time: 1 hour and 42 minutes
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, August 24
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Bilingual Birdies: Trio Sing-Along
Summer Reading Celebration! Enjoy a 45-minute class-like performance with three musicians playing guitar, percussion, and trumpet where families can learn new words and dance along as they make new friends. Presented by Bilingual Birdies
Inwood LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Kids DJ Dance Party
A Summer Reading Celebration! We bring our portable DJ system with kid friendly music along with running games like musical chairs and limbo! Recommended for children of all ages. No pre-registration required. This program will take place before the library opens. Doors will open @ 10:45am. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements
Epiphany LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Music and Movement
Singing is one fo the five practices to promote early literacy! So come sing, dance, and be a part of the band with Miss Emily and her guitar!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 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, August 25
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show; Build a Better World
A Summer Reading Celebration! The Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show engages children with songs, comedy, robots, bubbles, music technology and original stories about why engineers, architects and designers rock! The show is crafted to be inclusive for all children, including children on the Autism Spectrum, and a great time for parents and caregivers! Each song in the 60-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn and have fun…
Riverdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Dance Party
A Summer Reading Celebration! 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
Mott Haven LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 2:30 p.m.
Teen Video Games
Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Just Dance, and many other exciting Wii games on the big screen.Fridays at 3. Ages 10 & up.
Ottendorfer LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Fri, August 25
@ 2:45 p.m.
Kids Get Active Fridays
Being fit and healthy is more than just eating right - it's also about being active! Join in on the fun as we bust some Just Dance moves on the Wii game console.
Jerome Park Library, Community RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, August 25
@ 10:45 p.m.
Early Literacy
Family Storytime: Music and Movement
Singing is one fo the five practices to promote early literacy! So come sing, dance, and be a part of the band with Miss Emily and her guitar!
Tompkins Square Library, BasementChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Mon, August 28
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler 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, August 28
@ 1 p.m.
Summer Reading
Just Dance!
This is your chance to show us your movies! Try your hand at a few choreographed routines and see who comes out the winner...
Mariners Harbor LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Mon, August 28
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading Dance Party
A Summer Reading Celebration! 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
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, August 28
@ 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, August 30
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program at 10:30 a.m. on a Wednesday for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent and or caregiver . The program includes books, dance, music and singing , rhymes, shakers or scarves , and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. for the start of the program at 10:30 a.m. Sometimes space is limited !!!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, August 30
@ 2:30 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, August 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Macaroni!
A Summer Reading Celebration! 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
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, August 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on Thursdays
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent, grandparent , or caregiver. The program includes books, rhymes, dance , music, shakers or scarves and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the library by 10 : 20 a.m. for the 10:30 am program start !!!!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, August 31
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Kids DJ Dance Party
A Summer Reading Celebration! We bring our portable DJ system with kid friendly music along with running games like musical chairs and limbo! Recommended for children of all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, September 6
@ 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. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, September 7
@ 2 p.m.
Film Screening: Flashdance (1983)
Alex Owens (Jennifer Beals) is a beautiful young woman who works a day job in a steel mill and dances in a bar at night. When Alex discovers that her handsome boss, Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri), is both interested in her and supportive of her performing career, she renews her efforts to get accepted into a prestigious dance conservatory. Although Alex is frightened of failure, she is cheered on by Nick, as well as by her mentor, former ballet performer Hanna Long (Lilia Skala). Running time: 1 h…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Sat, September 9
@ 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
Thu, September 14
@ 11 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler Storytime - Movers and Shakers
Toddlers from 1 to 4 years old and their parents/caregivers will shake it together! Sing, dance and enjoy music, movement and fun!
Roosevelt Island LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, September 15
@ 3 p.m.
Dance Party!
Start off your school year with an invigorating dance party!! A mix of hip hop, bachata, pop and salsa will be on the playlist. Submit your request when you arrive!
Countee Cullen Library, Teen SpaceTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Sat, September 16
@ 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
Fri, September 22
@ 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 September to December 2017, 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. September 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, , 10, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. At…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Sat, September 30
@ 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
Fri, October 6
@ 6 p.m.
First Fridays
Masquerade Edition
In celebration of iconic black horror films, the Schomburg Center is thrilled to presentthe second annual First Fridays: Masquerade Edition! Our monthly dance social will transform into a Halloween pageant where attendees are encouraged to come as their favorite horror icons. There will be a costume contest, so dress to impress! Guests are also invited to check out our three exhibitions Black Power, Power in Print, and Unshackled Ink. In addition, we're proud to announce that Jack Daniel's Ten…
Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureAdults
Sat, October 14
@ 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
Sat, October 28
@ 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
Sat, October 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Jane Austen’s Music Library
With Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and other works, Jane Austen charmed her era and ours, while boldly blazing a trail that women writers continue to follow today. At home, it was music that fueled her literary creativity. She personally sang, played piano, and hand copied her favorite pieces of music. Now, through an innovative digital archive project at the University of Southampton, Austen’s music library has been shared with the world. The period instrument ensemble Broad…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Sat, November 25
@ 11 a.m.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT PROGRAM
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
Wed, November 29
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Alexander Calder: the Conquest of Time
Renowned art critic Jed Perl discusses his new book, the first biography of America’s greatest twentieth-century sculptor, Alexander Calder, with Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Sandy Rower. Alexander Calder is among the most beloved and widely admired artists of the twentieth century, perhaps best known as the inventor of the mobile. Forty years after the artist’s death, his story is finally being told in full by art critic Jed Perl, making use of previously unavailab…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Book Lovers,
English Language Learners,
Families,
NYPL Supporters,
Teachers,
K-12 Educators,
College/Graduate School Educators,
Adults,
Teachers
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