Love for literature shouldn’t stop with books. Inspire your kids to engage in the world of words (and a chance to cool off indoors) by taking them to these fun, family-friendly literary events!
The Bowery Kids program features shows and readings catered towards kids every Sunday at noon. Its cafe even compiles a lunch menu in conjunction with the day’s shows, with items such as The Dr. Seuss (green smoothie with bananas, mangoes, honey and organic milk) and The Jabberwocky (banana, honey, peanut butter sandwich on wheat or white bread).
When: Every Sunday at noon
Where: 308 Bowery Street
Sunday Story Hour
The New York Historical Society hosts a storytelling hour every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Factual and fictitious tales acquaint listeners with the history of the city and its host of characters.
When: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
Where: 170 Central Park West
The Children’s Center offers a wealth of different reading events for children ages infant to 12, from “The Things We Eat: Tales to Celebrate the Treasures of Food” to “Toddler Storytime.”
Where: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue at 42nd Street
When: Check their calendar for more information.
Every Thursday, a staff worker plucks a book from the labyrinthine depths of The Strand to induct fresh and curious minds into the mysteries of paper and ink.
When: Every Thursday at 3:30
Where: East 60th Street and 5th Avenue
Check your local Barnes and Nobles’ schedules for Children’s Storytime. The Tribeca store offers storytime every Saturday at 11 a.m. while the one at 86th and Lexington holds storytime every Sunday at 11 a.m.
Shakespeare in the Park
Bring those beautiful prose to life at this annual theater celebration in Central Park began 50 years ago and is still going strong. This year Shakespeare in the Park will put on As You Like It for June and Into the Woods for July. Enter the lottery online to get tickets, or go get them at Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Ticket distributions start at 1 p.m.