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Free Family Day featuring 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, participate in Story Time, make crafts, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.

On Saturday, September 15th Story Time will be led by Jennifer from the Roosevelt Island Public Library. On Sunday, September 16th Story Time will be led by Robyn Banks from Drag Queen Story Hour.

Story Time is at 12:30pm and 2pm on both days.


Free; no registration required.

The Uni Project will visit the Park on:
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16 and Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21.


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.

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


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. 

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