POP-UP LIBRARY FEATURING STORY TIME BY DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR
In cooperation with Uni Project, join us for a fun-filled weekend with this family friendly event! Come sit outside, read, draw, enjoy the view, and explore a curated collection of books and hands-on materials.
Story Time will take place at 12:30pm and again at 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. 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; registration recommended.
The Pop-Up Library will visit the Park on:
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19; Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16; Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21; Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18; Sunday, September 22; Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20.
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.
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.