Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in December

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in December

Take your little readers to one, or all, of these story times for children in NYC this December, including story times across the borough and character visits at Strand Book Store in Union Square.

Showtime Saturdays
WHEN: Aug. 4 - Dec. 29, Saturdays, 1-2pm
WHERE: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling, 898 Saint Nicholas Ave., Sugar Hill, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Move your body, make music, and be a part of the story with dancer and actor Alexander Elisa.
WANT TO GO? $7; $4 seniors, students, and children ages 9-17; free for children younger than 9. 212-335-0004. sugarhillmuseum.org.

Boogie Woogie Books
WHEN: Nov. 7 - Dec. 22, 11am and 12pm
WHERE: Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 E. 86th St., Upper East Side , NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Children and their caregivers will explore children’s books through live music, songs, movement, and imaginative play!
WANT TO GO? $29.95. 212-427-5421. nycchildrenstheater.org.

Storytelling Arts at JCC Harlem FREE
WHEN: Nov. 17 - Dec. 22, Saturdays, 12:30-2pm
WHERE: JCC Harlem, 318 W. 118th St., Harlem, NY
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: JCC Harlem and Zest for Youth Brings Rhythm Arts and Humanities present Z-STORY Storytelling/Arts Workshops, which will explore interactive storytelling, theatre improvisation, music, and dance. It will highlight African-based drumming, dance, and music through a series of workshops lead by various teaching artists, leading up to Community Share Day.
WANT TO GO? 212-865-1215. jccmanhattan.org.

'The Grinch': Story Time and Craft FREE
WHEN: Dec. 1 - 9, Saturday-Sunday, 11am and 2pm
WHERE: Strand Books, 828 Broadway, Union Square, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Meet your favorite characters, hear new and old classic stories, and participate in arts and crafts and other fun family activities.
WANT TO GO? 212-473-1452. strandbooks.com.

'Dragons Love Tacos'
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 15, 11am
WHERE: BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St., Tribeca, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: A musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books, including Dragons Love TacosInterrupting Chicken, The DotMercy Watson Goes for a Ride, and Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.
WANT TO GO? $30. 212-220-1460. tribecapac.org.

Children’s Book Illustrator Series: Leah Tinari
WHEN: Sunday, Dec. 16, 1–4pm
WHERE: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: A reading and discussion of Limitless, which honors the extraordinary achievements of 24 American women whose vision, grit, and guts paved the way for Tinari’s own artistic journey and for generations to come.
WANT TO GO? $25-$40 per family. 212-423-3500. guggenheim.org/event/childrens-book-illustrator-series-leah-tinari.

Winter Weather Storytime
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 21, 10:30am
WHERE: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden, 421 E. 61st St., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: Newborn-5
WHAT: Listen to winter-themed stories and search the museum for ways 19th-century New Yorkers kept warm. Afterward, have fun with a mitten-inspired craft.
WANT TO GO? 212-838-6878. mvhm.org.

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