Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in August

Story Times and Book Events for Kids in NYC in August

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

Fairy and Folk Tales From Around The World! FREE
WHEN: Jun. 1 - Sep. 28, Saturdays, 11am-12pm
WHERE: Central Park: Hans Christian Andersen Statue, 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance, Central Park, NY
AGES: 5 and older
WHAT: Hear fairytales, folk stories, and stories, told by professional storytellers.

Storytime in Nolen Library FREE
WHEN: Jun. 11 - Sep. 20, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 3:00-3:30pm; Sundays 2:00-2:30pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-8
WHAT: Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books.
WANT TO GO? 212-535-7710.

Pop Up Library FREE
WHEN: Jun. 15 - Oct. 20, Weekends, 6/15-16, 7/20-21, 8/17-18, 9/21-22, 10/19-20, 11:00am-4:00pm
WHERE: Four Freedoms Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, NY
WHAT: Sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
WANT TO GO? 212-204-8831.

'Right on! Read on!': Children's Book Costume Characters
WHEN: Jul. 7 - Aug. 19, Sundays and Mondays, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm
WHERE: Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Upper West Side, NY
WHAT: Enjoy special storytimes and visits featuring your favorite children’s book characters.   
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children younger than 1. 212-721-1223.

Le Carrousel StoryTime FREE
WHEN: Jul. 13 - Aug. 10, Saturdays, 2:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Bryant Park Carousel, 35 west 40th street, New York, NY
WHAT: Cali Co Cat and her carousel pals get you jumpin' and leapin' with fun, games, and stories.
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2127684242. .

Strand Bookstore Story-time FREE
WHEN: Aug. 3 - Sep. 1, Various dates, 11am & 2pm
WHERE: Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway , New York , NY
AGES: 3-8

Meet your favorite characters and authors, hear new and old stories, and participate in a variety of fun family activities!

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WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-473-1452 .

Musical Storytime FREE
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, 10:30am
WHERE: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 East 61st Street, Upper East Side, NY
AGES: 3-5
WHAT: Bring the little ones for historically themed stories, role-play with the Museum's Touch Collection, and a 19th-century craft or game.
WANT TO GO? 212-838-6878.

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