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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Today
@ 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
Tue, October 24
@ 10:30 a.m.
Toddler StoryTime at the Spuyten Duyvil Library on Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler StoryTime is a 30 minute program for 18 to 36 months old in the company of a parent and or caregiver. The program content includes books, music , rhymes, dance, scarves or shakers and bubbles to conclude the program . Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. because the program is very popular. Thank you .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 11:30 a.m.
Beatles and Bob
A fun musical Jam with various musical props like shakers, stick, and scarves filled with dance and movement to the songs of the Beatles and Bob Marley played live by a singer/guitar player. The class help strengthens the bond of children and their caregivers by sharing a memorable experience of singing and dancing together. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, October 24
@ 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, October 24
@ 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, October 24
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Wed, October 25
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler StoryTime at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on a Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler StoryTime is a 30 minute program for 18 to 36 months old in the company of a parent and /or caregiver . The program content includes books , music, rhymes, finger plays , dance, scarves or shakers and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the branch by no later than 10:20 a.m. because the program is very popular . Thank you the CR librarian
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Wed, October 25
@ 1 p.m.
The Dance Historian Is In
Michel Fokine
Eminent dance historian and critic Lynn Garafola will screen and discuss work by Michel Fokine, whom many consider to be the father of modern ballet. ALL RESERVATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM HAVE BEEN CLAIMED (All registered seats are released 10 minutes before the program begins, so seats may become available at that time. One hour before the program, a stand by line will form in the Library's third floor lobby.) Reserve your seat HERE starting September 25th, 2017. (If you need assistance with…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Third Floor Screening RoomAdults
Thu, October 26
@ 10:30 a.m.
Early Literacy
Toddler StoryTime at the Spuyten Duyvil Branch Library on a Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Story Time is a 30 minute program for 18 to 36 month olds in the company of a parent and /or caregiver . The program content includes books, music, dance , rhymes, finger plays , shakers or scarves and bubbles to end the program . Please try to arrive at the library by no later than 10:20 a.m. because the program is quite popular and the maximum attendance is "55 " ( adult and child combination ) . Thanks The CR librarian .
Spuyten Duyvil LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Fri, October 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 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 , 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Attendan…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, October 27
@ 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, October 27
@ 1:30 p.m.
NUEVO SANJO Part I: 2017 New York Sanjo Symposium & Lecture Recital
This rare festival presents Korean sanjo (instrumental solo genre) and pansori (epic sung drama) featuring some of the most celebrated masters and artists from South Korea, including Lee Tae-Baek (ajaeng), Yun Jin-Chul (pansori), Yi Ji-Young (gayageum), You Kyung-Hwa (janggu), Kwak Soo-Eun (25-string gayageum) and Lee Young-Sub (daegeum). The concert highlights the contemporary developments of these two significant genres showing the beauty and aesthetic of Korean antiquity linked with modern s…
53rd Street Library, Community RoomAdults
Fri, October 27
@ 2:45 p.m.
WiiU
Calling all video game fanatics! This is for you! We will play Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and turn up the tunes and get jiggy as we dance to the beats of Just Dance 2017.
Jerome Park LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Stories del Dia de los Muertos
Bilingual stories about the Day of the Dead, told by Flor Bromley in a fun, musical and interactive way. Stories include: “The Dance of the Skeleton/El Baile del Esqueleto”, “Juan Sin Miedo/No Fear Juan” and “The Singing Bone/El Hueso Cantor”. Best for ages 5 and older.
Allerton LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Fri, October 27
@ 3:30 p.m.
Indian Dance Workshop
Join us as we travel to India in this interactive, dance and music filled performance/workshop extravaganza. After watching some Mohiniyattam style dance, and listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, you will have a chance to try out the moves yourself! You will also learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms. Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Urban Stages
South Beach LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 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 p.m.
Belmont Library Authors Talk
Belmont Library and Italian American Writers Association present: Authors Talk Where: Belmont Public Library Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, from 2 p.m The following are the writers who will be participating in the Italian American Writers Association's celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture: Nino…
Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural CenterAdults
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, October 28
@ 3:30 p.m.
Halloween Dance Party
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a not-too-scary Halloween extravaganza featuring Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends. We’ll be Monster-Mashing and Ghost-busting to your favorite Halloween songs, so be ready to bury the Fun-O-Meter! Costumes optional but highly recommended! Best for babies with their parent/caregiver - 7 years old. Presented by Music with Patrick
George Bruce LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 30
@ 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, October 30
@ 3 p.m.
Spooky Dance Party
Come and boogie to some fun (and spooky) Halloween-themed tunes. Don't forget to dress up in your Halloween costume!
Grand Concourse LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 30
@ 3:30 p.m.
Halloween Dance Party
Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for a not-too-scary Halloween extravaganza featuring Mr. Patrick, his guitar and his silly puppet friends. We’ll be Monster-Mashing and Ghost-busting to your favorite Halloween songs, so be ready to bury the Fun-O-Meter! Costumes optional but highly recommended! Best for babies with their parent/caregiver - 7 years old. Presented by Music with Patrick
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 30
@ 4 p.m.
Chicken Out!
This upbeat, fun Monkey Monkey Music concert incorporates all the classics, plus a new favorite, “Chicken Out,” to celebrate Halloween. All children are encouraged to come in their costumes for a Halloween party, as we dance at this spooky celebration. Extra handmade costumes are provided, and we will play fun Halloween songs and games. Meredith LeVande’s videos air on PBS stations — in between favorite shows like Curious George and Sesame Street — and now you can participate in this high-energy…
Dongan Hills LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Mon, October 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
Mon, October 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
Tue, October 31
@ 11:30 a.m.
Beatles and Bob
A fun musical Jam with various musical props like shakers, stick, and scarves filled with dance and movement to the songs of the Beatles and Bob Marley played live by a singer/guitar player. The class help strengthens the bond of children and their caregivers by sharing a memorable experience of singing and dancing together. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
67th Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Tue, October 31
@ 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, October 31
@ 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 LibraryChildren,
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
Children
Thu, November 2
@ 4 p.m.
Fiesta Tropical Concert: Spanish
The new Bilingual Birdies Band consists of six NYC-based Latin musicians who are pioneers in the family world music scene. In FIESTA TROPICAL, they fuse the sounds of cumbia, salsa, tango, and samba, creating an epic dance party where families are exposed to and empowered by the rich cultural heritage of Latin America! In this 45-min highly energetic and interactive concert performance kids learn new words in Spanish and heart-warming life lessons. There are fun giveaways for families at the end…
St. Agnes LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 2
@ 4 p.m.
The Music, Bubble, and Comedy Show: Autumn Songs for Kids
The Music, Bubble and Comedy Show: Autumn Songs for Kids engages children with comedy, 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 celebrates education and neurodiversity. Each song in the 45-minute show is accompanied by hands-on, visual and sensory experiences designed to help kids learn…
Webster LibraryChildren,
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 2
@ 6:30 p.m.
Battery Dance: Combating Islamophobia through Dance and Spoken Word
Pushing the boundaries of the art form which has propelled it into its fourth decade, Battery Dance memorializes Adel Euro, a brilliant young dancer from Iraq whose life was tragically cut short when he was killed by a suicide bomb on July 3, 2016. In championing his legacy, Battery Dance Company hopes to inspire American audiences to challenge their preconceived notions of Muslims and embrace our common humanity. Combating Islamophobia through Dance and Spoken Word takes the form of storytell…
53rd Street Library, TheaterAdults
Fri, November 3
@ 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, 17 December 1, 8, 15 Program is free. Call 347-683-2691 for more information Older adults of all ages and abilities welcome. Attendan…
George Bruce Library, AuditoriumAdults,
50+,
Adults
Fri, November 3
@ 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
Mon, November 6
@ 11:30 a.m.
Beatles and Bob
A fun musical Jam with various musical props like shakers, stick, and scarves filled with dance and movement to the songs of the Beatles and Bob Marley played live by a singer/guitar player. The class help strengthens the bond of children and their caregivers by sharing a memorable experience of singing and dancing together. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, November 6
@ 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, November 7
@ 4 p.m.
Indian Dance Workshop
Join us as we travel to India in this interactive, dance and music filled performance/workshop extravaganza. After watching some Mohiniyattam style dance, and listening to Carnatic singing and the music of the tablas, you will have a chance to try out the moves yourself! You will also learn about the origins of these beautiful Indian art forms. Best for ages 5 and older. Presented by Urban Stages
Edenwald LibraryChildren,
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
Thu, November 9
@ 6 p.m.
Rachna Nivas' Kathak Dialogue
Derived from the word katha, meaning "the art of storytelling," Kathak is one of India's most dynamic, classical dance-theatre traditions. Following in the footsteps of her guru, Pandit Chitresh Das, Rachna Nivas, one of the world's most celebrated contemporary Indian dancers, is using Kathak to dialogue with other world dance traditions. For this special Library program, Nivas offers an enthralling introduction to Kathak, with virtuosic musicianship, narrative movement, and expert interpretatio…
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter AuditoriumAdults
Mon, November 13
@ 11:30 a.m.
Beatles and Bob
A fun musical Jam with various musical props like shakers, stick, and scarves filled with dance and movement to the songs of the Beatles and Bob Marley played live by a singer/guitar player. The class help strengthens the bond of children and their caregivers by sharing a memorable experience of singing and dancing together. Best for ages 6 month to 4 years old with parent/caregiver. Presented by Music for Aardvarks
Mulberry Street LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Children
Mon, November 13
@ 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, November 15
@ 3:30 p.m.
Kids' DJ Dance Party
We bring our portable DJ system with kid friendly music along with running games like musical chairs and limbo! For children of all ages. Presented by Pete and Chris Amusements
Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book LibraryChildren,
Infant (0-18 months),
Toddlers (18-36 months),
Pre-schoolers (3-5 years),
School Age (5-12 years),
Children
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