Lincoln Center celebrates Summer in the City with a free storytelling program in Damrosch Park. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each story time event focuses on narratives perfect for all ages.
Wednesday, June 1: Who Is Florence Price?
The Music and Recorded Sound division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts shares the children’s book Who Is Florence Price?, written and illustrated by middle school students at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School, NYC's only K-12 public school that teaches music as a core subject. The students perform music by Price as well as a dramatized version of the book.
Wednesday, June 15: Storytime with the Library
Born To Dance: Celebrating José Limón with the Limón Dance Company, hosted by the Library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division, is followed by a live dance performance of magical movement thoughtfully designed to engage and excite young listeners.
Wednesday, June 29: A Note of Explanation: A Musical Adventure
This magical theatrical Storytime, hosted by the Library’s Billy Rose Theatre Division, is an interactive musical romp by playwrights Shoshana Shattenkirk and A.J. Freeman, featuring a magical friend who lives in a dollhouse in a Queen's castle.
Wednesday, July 13: Storytime with the Library
The librarians read Peter and the Pied Piper: A New Musical for Young Audiences.
Wednesday, July 20: Singing in the Rain
This melodically spectacular Storytime features Singing in the Rain, hosted by the NYPL’s Music and Recorded Sound Division, and followed by a live musical performance.
Wednesday, July 27: Storytime with the Library
Just call me Ho'onani: story and movement with dancers from hālau Pua Aliʻi ʻIlima o Nuioka, is hosted by the Library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division, and followed by a live dance performance of magical movement.