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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Tue, May 23
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on Tuesday at 1030 a.m.
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent and or caregiver . The program includes books , songs, music, dance , rhymes , shakers or scarves and bubbles. Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m Thank you the CR Librarian
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, May 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, May 23
@ 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, May 23
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Metamorphosis | James Welling, Quentin Bajac, Robert Slifkin | An Art Book Series Event
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early. Watch the livestream here To celebrate the release of his new monograph, Metamorphosis, photographer James Welling is joined by Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, and Robert Slifkin, Professor of…
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste AuditoriumAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, May 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time on A Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for 18 to 36 months old in the company of a caregiver
Toddler time is a 30 minute program on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent and/or caregiver . The program includes books, music , dance, rhymes , shakers or scarves and bubbles. Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. Thank you The CR librarian
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler time at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on Thursdays at 10:30 am for 18 -36 month olds
Toddler Time is a 30 minute program held on a Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. for 18 to 36 months old in the company of a parent or caregiver . The program is conducted on a ticketing basis ( first come , first served ) . The maximum attendance is "55 " individuals. The content of the program includes : books , music, dance , rhymes , shakers or scarves and bubbles at the end of the 30 minutes. Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. Thanks !!! This Toddler Time is du…
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Thu, May 25
@ 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, May 25
@ 6 p.m.
Radical Dance Artists in the 60s and the 80s: A Conversation with Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton
To mark the opening of the exhibition Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955–1972, Yvonne Rainer and Lucy Sexton come to the Library to discuss their careers in dance. In the 1960s, Rainer was a leader in the dance avant-garde through the rule-breaking collaborative, Judson Dance Theater. In the 1980s, DANCENOISE, Lucy Sexton’s performance art duo with Anne Iobst, rocked the New York club scene with transgressive, socially conscious acts of…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Fri, May 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, May 26
@ 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, May 26
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, May 27
@ 12 noon
Dance and Theatrical Classes
Teens and children ( 3 to 12) will learn many types of dances like salsa and will perform in theatrical presentations, plays, dramas, drumming, storytelling, and much more! Share your culture and learn about the culture of others. Classes and instruction by professional and internationally acclaimed artists Xiomara Evans and Marni Rice.
High Bridge LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sun, May 28
@ 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)
Tue, May 30
@ 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)
Wed, May 31
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time on A Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for 18 to 36 months old in the company of a caregiver
Toddler time is a 30 minute program on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 18 to 36 months in the company of a parent and/or caregiver . The program includes books, music , dance, rhymes , shakers or scarves and bubbles. Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. Thank you The CR librarian
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, May 31
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Dance Historian Is In: Frederick Ashton - UPDATE 5/22/2017
UPDATE as of 5/22/2017: Special Guest Host: Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times. A film of the Frederick Ashton retrospective program performed at Covent Garden in 1970. NOTE 1: This film clocks in at 3 hours. We will have a quick break about 75 minutes in, and you may come and go (quietly, please) as you wish. NOTE 2: As always, seating is first come, first served. We think there may be a large turnout (pun intended) for this one, so please arrive early if you are…
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, May 31
@ 3 p.m.
Simone Forti's Huddle and Slant Board in performance
Two of Simone Forti’s 1961 “dance constructions,” Huddle and Slant Board , could be described as moving sculptures. Huddle involves six to nine people forming a mound over which each person climbs. Slant Board involves three people grappling with ropes on a 45-degree incline. These are seminal performance works that have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Join us for an afternoon of live dance performances that brings the Radical Bodies exhibition to life. Attendees will stand to watch…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Thu, June 1
@ 2 p.m.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
"Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film spotlights the sisters' education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn't limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love -- accompanied by song, dance and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor -- conquers all. Running time: 1 hour…
Hudson Park LibraryAdults
Thu, June 1
@ 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)
Fri, June 2
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us in celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2017, Naomi and company will lead older adults in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes. The class is for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23 Program is free. Call 347-683-269…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 2
@ 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 2
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Kids DJ Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! 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
West Farms LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 2
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show; Build a Better World
A Summer Reading Program! 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 at…
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 3
@ 11 a.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experiences in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodiesintended for high school students to adults. Library Staff educators will lead the tours, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 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, June 3
@ 1 p.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experience with Wendy Perron in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodies, intended for high school students to adults. Exhibition co-curator Wendy Perron will lead the tour, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Sat, June 3
@ 3 p.m.
Radical Thinking: Educational Experiences in the Vincent Astor Gallery
Join us for group orientations and discussions of Radical Bodies, intended for high school students to adults. Library Staff educators will lead the tour, answer questions about the remarkable women featured in the exhibition, and give insights into the dance and art worlds of the 1960s. This event takes place in the Vincent Astor Gallery - enter via 111 Amsterdam Ave. Reserve your general admission seat HERE (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Vincent Astor GalleryAdults
Mon, June 5
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Kids DJ Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! 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
Kips Bay LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Tue, June 6
@ 2 p.m.
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
*This is the last class before Summer Break. Classes will resume in Fall 2017 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 dr…
67th Street LibraryAdults,
50+,
Adults
Tue, June 6
@ 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 8
@ 12 noon
Summer Reading Kickoff Party
Get ready for summer with our Summer Reading Kickoff Party! Play games, make crafts, and get ready to READ. Sing and dance with the awesome musicians Presley and Melody. Registration is required.
Mosholu LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 8
@ 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
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, June 8
@ 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 8
@ 3:30 p.m.
Summer Reading
Kids DJ Dance Party
A Summer Reading Program! 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
Sedgwick LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, June 9
@ 10:30 a.m.
MOVEMENT SPEAKS/HARLEM with Naomi Goldberg Hass/ Dances For A Variable Population
Photos by Meg GoldmanJoin us in celebrating moving in strong and creative ways! In the months of January to June 2017, Naomi and company will lead older adults in Harlem in a series of dance fitness classes. The class is for adults of all ages and abilities, with a focus on seniors. Classes: Fridays from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. January 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19, 26 June 2, 9, 16, 23 Program is free. Call 347-683-269…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, June 9
@ 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 9
@ 3:30 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
Great Kills Library
Ali Forney
Children,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Sat, June 10
@ 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
Mon, June 12
@ 10:30 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
Eastchester LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, June 12
@ 3 p.m.
Summer Reading
Sensory-Friendly Music, Bubble and Comedy Show; Build a Better World
A Summer Reading Program! 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 at…
Riverside LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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