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CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER (7/22); DQSH TO BE RESCHEDULED; Uni Project Featuring Story Time by Drag Queen Story Hour

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Join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! At the Uni Project, our pop-up reading room, come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.

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Story Time will take place at 12:30pm and again at 2:00pm.Drag Queens trained by children's librarians read picture books, sing songs, and do craft activities with children. Kids love the bright colors, glamorous costumes, and sparkling energy of the drag performers, but more importantly, DQSH teaches children to celebrate gender diversity and curbs bullying of LGBTQ children. Come celebrate freedom of expression and freedom from fear at Drag Queen Story Hour!

Free; no registration required.

The Uni Project will visit the Park on:
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20; Saturday, July 21 & Sunday, July 22; Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19; Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16; October 20 & Sunday, October 21.

ABOUT THE UNI PROJECT

The Uni Project is a nonprofit that brings learning opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, the Uni Project pop ups in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. The Uni Project partners with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.

About Drag Queen Story Hour

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.

Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH now happens regularly in LA, New York, and San Francisco, and events are popping up all over the world!

 

The Uni Project is generously supported by NYC Council Members Ben Kallos & Mark Levine.

Earlier Event: July 22
Summer Sunset Sundays
Later Event: July 29
Summer Sunset Sundays