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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, June 27
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Tue, June 27
@ 3 p.m.
Just Dance Party!
You got the moves? Show us what you dancing moves you have by playing Just Dance 2017® on the Xbox 360! Dance for fun or compete against your friends but let’s rock the library!
Sedgwick Library, Community RoomChildren,
Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years),
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Wed, June 28
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: A Folk Tale - Guest host: Alastair Macaulay
A recording of this August Bournonville masterpiece, created for the Royal Danish Ballet in 1854. Seating is first come, first served. Program subject to change.
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, June 28
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! 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
Washington Heights LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 3:30 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 Library
FC Harlem
Children,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, June 28
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Irish Dance Workshop
A Summer Reading Program! Patricia McManus, Irish dancer extraordinaire, leads participants through the world of Irish Dancing. Best for children ages 4 and older. Presented by Urban Stages.
Tompkins Square LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 11:30 a.m.
Dancing with the Babies!
The perfect opportunity for Little Ones and their Parents/Caregivers to dance and have some morning fun with other neighborhood babies. Activities include: Hokey Pokey Head Shoulders Shaker Dance Songs and more! Adults are encouraged to participate. Ages:1-3
Bloomingdale LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 3 p.m.
T(w)een Lounge
Drop in and hang out in the T(w)een Lounge, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 3pm, in the Community Room! Featuring: ROCKBAND 4, CODING SERIES (USING SCRATCH AND STENCYL), ARTS & CRAFTS, JUST DANCE 2016, OPEN COMPUTER LAB FOR (AND NOT SO MUCH FOR) HOMEWORK, MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS... AND MORE!! (For ages 12-18)
Westchester Square LibraryTeens/Young Adults (13-18 years)
Thu, June 29
@ 4 p.m.
Summer Reading
Macaroni!
A Summer Reading Program! 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
Webster LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 29
@ 4:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Dance of the African Diaspora
A Summer Reading Program! This program celebrates the differences and similarities of dances within the African Diaspora. Starting in West Africa, going to the Caribbean & Latin America, finally landing in the United States. Using movement and music, students will go on an interactive dance tour starting in West Africa, going to the Caribbean & Latin America, and finally landing in the Unites States. be able to navigate through history in efforts of connecting the cultures. Part dance…
Fort Washington LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 30
@ 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 30
@ 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, June 30
@ 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, June 30
@ 3 p.m.
Build a Better World: Get Up and Move!
Get some exercise as we play video games on the Wii. We have Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.
Hunts Point Library, Children's RoomChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 3
@ 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, July 3
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
4th of July Dance Party & Karaoke
Dance for the USA!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Families,
Children
Wed, July 5
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, July 6
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, July 6
@ 11 a.m.
Summer Reading
Summer Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program 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
Countee Cullen LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 7
@ 10 a.m.
Video Gaming Just Dance
Too hot outside to do anything fun? Come hang out at the library and dance. We'll put out the Wii and pop in "Just Dance." It's a great way to beat the heat, and have fun at the the same time!
Aguilar LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 7
@ 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, July 7
@ 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, July 7
@ 3:30 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)
Sat, July 8
@ 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
Sat, July 8
@ 2 p.m.
VINCENT LIVELLI: The Greenwich Village Raconteur
Saturday, July 8 at 2 pm Join us for a special presentation by the storyteller of eras past, Vincent Livelli, July 8th at 2pm at The Jefferson Market Library in the Willa Cather Community Room. Ten years ago, at 87, Livelli launched Salsa Livelli, a blog captivating his audience with memories of the nightlife and culture of Greenwich Village and beyond. As a toddler on Sullivan Street, Livelli consumed paint chips that later resulted in brain damage and hearing impairment from lead poisoning. T…
Jefferson Market Library, First FloorAdults
Mon, July 10
@ 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.
New Amsterdam LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, July 10
@ 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, July 10
@ 6 p.m.
Tap Mondays In July: Dance Rewind - Tap Happening & Charlie's Angels
July is Tap Dance month here at The Library! The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is the recipient of the American Tap Dance Foundation’s 2017 Tap Preservation Award, which will be presented to us during Tap City 2017, the Annual New York City Tap Festival. To celebrate this honor, we are screening just a few of the many tap treasures from the Library’s collections. The screenings will be held over four consecutive Mondays in July, starting on July 10 in the Third Floor Screening Room at The New…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students,
English Language Learners,
Immigrants,
NYPL Supporters,
Persons Without Homes,
Teachers,
Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)
Tue, July 11
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Summer Reading
Macaroni!
A Summer Reading Program 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
58th Street LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, July 12
@ 6 p.m.
Clayton Patterson and Tod Lippy, In Conversation
A conversation between artist, documentarian, and community activist (and Lower East Side legend) Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS editor Tod Lippy will center on Patterson’s stunning photographs of the inventive drag performers at New York’s legendary Pyramid Club in the mid-1980s. A selection of these portraits are featured in ESOPUS 24, which is now on newsstands. “Up to that point, drag had been about referencing movie stars like Bette Davis or Judy Garland,” notes Patterson in an accompa…
Tompkins Square Library, BasementAdults
Thu, July 13
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time
Bring the little ones for half an hour of songs, dance, rhymes and stories! This program is for children ages 1 and 1/2 to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers. Seating limit of 50 so get in early!
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, July 13
@ 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, July 13
@ 2 p.m.
Summer Reading
Jungle Explorers
A Summer Reading Program Monkeys, butterflies, and venus fly traps come to life in this highly interactive song and dance filled performance for toddlers. Best for children ages 3 to 6 years old. Presented by Urban Stages.
Yorkville LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, July 14
@ 10:15 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
Fri, July 14
@ 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
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