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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

April 1

Spring Nature Hike

Spring Nature Hike

April 1 @ 1:00 pm

Leisurely stroll along the pond with the Rangers.

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Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day

April 2

Click here to learn more!

Cool School Holiday

Cool School Holiday

April 2 @ 10:00 am

Free admission to the Staten Island CHildren’s Museum all day!

Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

April 2 @ 10:30 am

Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by making crafts, playing games, joining in story time, and socializing with other toddlers! Parents or caregiver is required to stay. Ages 1-3 (flexible).

La Leche League Daytime Meeting

La Leche League Daytime Meeting

April 3 @ 10:30 am

Our group of volunteer Leaders hold two meetings every month to meet parents where they are-weekday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Whether you are a stay-at-home parent, or work outside of the home we have a meeting time that may work

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 3 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

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Staten Island Special Education Family Conference

Staten Island Special Education Family Conference

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Nature by Design

Nature by Design

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Nature has inspired many clever inventions: Velcro, helicopters, and more. Observe shapes, patterns, and other clever and efficient features of nature, then walk on the trail in search of these features (weather-permitting). We will make paper helicopters and try out

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy stories, and songs in Spanish. Acompáñenos a compartir y cultivar nuestras raíces con otros padres y niños de la comunidad para fortalecer el aprendizaje de los niños a través de canciones y lectura en

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Peepers: Learning about Nature

Peepers: Learning about Nature

April 5 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Thursdays through May 31: Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 non-members/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members

Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kids enter for free during Spring Break. Please note this ONLY for the Staten Island Museum, not for the Staten Island Children’s Museum.

Tot’s Time

Tot’s Time

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play in learning centers, listen to stories and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 – 4.

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Ciao Amici Italian Language School Free Trial Class for Toddlers

Ciao Amici Italian Language School Free Trial Class for Toddlers

April 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

April 6 @ 10:15 am

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 6 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.  For ages birth to one and a half years.

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All About Archery

All About Archery

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the parts of a bow and arrow, range procedures and marksmanship. Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM

Saint George Greenmarket

Saint George Greenmarket

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood

Build a Window Birdhouse

Build a Window Birdhouse

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Encourage a love for nature and ornithology in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a window birdhouse. Your young birdwatcher can observe birds’ behaviors like building a nest and watching eggs hatch without the need for

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

Kids Free at the Staten Island Museum!

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kids enter for free during Spring Break. Please note this ONLY for the Staten Island Museum, not for the Staten Island Children’s Museum.

Trail of the Month Hike

Trail of the Month Hike

April 8 @ 11:00 am

Experience the height of the spring migration while visiting the unique ecosystems of High Rock Park, and the Gretta Moulton trail. Free program. Registration required. Call 718-351-3450 or email naturecenter@sigreenbelt.org.

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Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

April 9 @ 11:00 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 9 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

Baby Space!

Baby Space!

April 9 @ 11:45 am

Songs, rhymes, movements, and stories for babies! This program is geared toward confident walkers up to age 23 months. Please register for the first class you will attend.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by making crafts, playing games, joining in story time, and socializing with other toddlers! Parents or caregiver is required to stay. Ages 1-3 (flexible).

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 10 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

April 10 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival

Lift Off: A Waterfront Kite Festival

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This FREE, all-ages outdoor event offers visitors the opportunity to watch their kites soar above the Manhattan skyline and enjoy special hands on activities exploring the science of flight. The Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park will

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

April 11 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy stories, and songs in Spanish. Acompáñenos a compartir y cultivar nuestras raíces con otros padres y niños de la comunidad para fortalecer el aprendizaje de los niños a través de canciones y lectura en

Story Time For All

Story Time For All

April 11 @ 11:00 am

Join us for interactive stories, songs, and coloring followed by play time for children to socialize. For Ages 18 months to 5 years.

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Peepers: Learning about Nature

Peepers: Learning about Nature

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Thursdays through May 31: Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 non-members/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members

Tot’s Time

Tot’s Time

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play in learning centers, listen to stories and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 – 4.

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

Baby Storytime: Baby & Me

April 12 @ 11:00 am

Songs, rhymes, stories and playtime for infants ages 0-18 months along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other babies in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

April 13 @ 10:15 am

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 13 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.  For ages birth to one and a half years.

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

April 13 @ 10:30 am

An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities!

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Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk

Conservation, Environment, Habitat Awareness, and a Trail Walk

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12 Noon for approximately 13 weeks.  Each week we teach about

Saint George Greenmarket

Saint George Greenmarket

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood

Labor and Delivery Class

Labor and Delivery Class

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm

Contact Doreen Allen-Reyes 718-818-4294

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Con Edison STEM Family Day: Squishy Circuits

Con Edison STEM Family Day: Squishy Circuits

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn how to make conductive and insulating dough that you can sculpt into shapes and make light up. Explore the difference between simple and parallel circuits. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Families are encouraged to learn together.

Tree ID Hike

Tree ID Hike

April 15 @ 11:00 am

Join the Rangers on a walk through Clove Lakes Park and try your hand in identifying trees. Martling Avenue and Brooks Pond Place

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Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

April 16 @ 10:30 am

Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

April 16 @ 11:00 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

Toddler Story Time with Police Officers Louise and Tammy — Springtime!

Toddler Story Time with Police Officers Louise and Tammy — Springtime!

April 16 @ 11:00 am

Come out for a special Toddler Story Time visit from our local police officers. Officer Louise and Officer Tammy will be reading stories and crafting with us today as we get ready for Springtime! For ages 1 1/2 to 3

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by making crafts, playing games, joining in story time, and socializing with other toddlers! Parents or caregiver is required to stay. Ages 1-3 (flexible).

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 17 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Tot’s Time

Tot’s Time

April 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play in learning centers, listen to stories and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 – 4.

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Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy stories, and songs in Spanish. Acompáñenos a compartir y cultivar nuestras raíces con otros padres y niños de la comunidad para fortalecer el aprendizaje de los niños a través de canciones y lectura en

Grandparents Appreciation Day

Grandparents Appreciation Day

April 18 @ 11:00 am

Children are welcome to join us in celebrating the special grandparents they have in their life! Together we create a fun, memorable craft. Please bring a picture of your grandparent for the craft we will make. All materials supplied by

Clay Day

Clay Day

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Peepers: Learning about Nature

Peepers: Learning about Nature

April 19 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Thursdays through May 31: Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 non-members/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members

Tot’s Time

Tot’s Time

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Play in learning centers, listen to stories and create artwork! Our classroom setting helps develop social skills while having fun. Ages 2 – 4.

Baby/Toddler Playtime

Baby/Toddler Playtime

April 19 @ 11:00 am

Meet babies, toddlers, and parents in the neighborhood for playtime. Make some new friends or play with old friends. For ages 0-4 and caregivers.

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

April 20 @ 10:15 am

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 20 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.  For ages birth to one and a half years.

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

April 20 @ 10:30 am

An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities!

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Winter Youth Conservation Program Student Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

Winter Youth Conservation Program Student Luncheon & Awards Ceremony

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presentation with live animals. Please join us on Saturdays from January 20th to April 21st (except March 31st) at 9:00AM for the 2018 Zimmer Youth Conservation Classes. The classes are from 9AM – 12 Noon for approximately 13 weeks.  Each

Saint George Greenmarket

Saint George Greenmarket

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood

Annual Family Day at S.I. Society of Model Railroaders

Annual Family Day at S.I. Society of Model Railroaders

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

2nd Annual Family Day on Sat, April 21, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and invite everyone, their children, their family, and friends, to joint in the fun! Located on the 3rd floor of The Staff House on the grounds

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NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

St. George Day

St. George Day

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Earth Day & Arts Festival celebrating community….and dragons! This free, North Shore event will include kids’ activities, family oriented fun, outdoor art installations, live music, street performance, crafts, and Earth Day demonstrations. Click here to learn more!

Earth Day: Citizen Science Fair at Greenbelt Nature Center

Earth Day: Citizen Science Fair at Greenbelt Nature Center

April 22 @ 11:00 am

Citizen Science projects are programs in which ordinary citizens volunteer to work to help scientists to answer real-world questions. Join us for an informative session to find out what projects are happening locally, and learn how you can become a

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Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

April 23 @ 10:30 am

Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

April 23 @ 11:00 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 23 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

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Tot Time Tuesday

Tot Time Tuesday

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Learn about a new plant or animal every week by making crafts, playing games, joining in story time, and socializing with other toddlers! Parents or caregiver is required to stay. Ages 1-3 (flexible).

Toddler Storytime

Toddler Storytime

April 24 @ 10:30 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood. First come, first served basis.

Tuesday Storytime

Tuesday Storytime

April 24 @ 11:00 am

Come on up to the Kids’ Department on the second floor and join us for a fun-filled Storytime!

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Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

Family Storytime: Spanish Read Aloud – Cuentos y Cantos

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Children and their parents/caregivers can enjoy stories, and songs in Spanish. Acompáñenos a compartir y cultivar nuestras raíces con otros padres y niños de la comunidad para fortalecer el aprendizaje de los niños a través de canciones y lectura en

Story Time For All

Story Time For All

April 25 @ 11:00 am

Join us for interactive stories, songs, and coloring followed by play time for children to socialize. For Ages 18 months to 5 years.

Clay Day

Clay Day

April 25 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Peepers: Learning about Nature

Peepers: Learning about Nature

April 26 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Thursdays through May 31: Through hands-on activities, crafts, and stories, 2 year-olds and their caregivers will become familiar with the sights and sounds of the forest. Space is limited. Registration required. Fee: $3 non-members/Free for Greenbelt Conservancy members

Person Centered Care Services Information Sessions

Person Centered Care Services Information Sessions

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join PCCS for information sessions! We have Self Direction 101, with dates from March into May. We have sessions covering subjects such as Transitioning into Adulthood, Self-Advocacy and Schooling. Join us, ask questions and discover opportunities.

The SINY Women’s Health And Wellness Fair

The SINY Women’s Health And Wellness Fair

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calling all women to Come and take part in this inaugural event. Meet top local experts from a variety of traditional and holistic medical specialties.There will be traditional and western specialities. There is something for everyone. Presented by The New

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Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

Toddler Storytime: Toddler Time

April 27 @ 10:15 am

Stories, songs, crafts and fun for children ages 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver. Meet other toddlers in the neighborhood! No pre-registration required!

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime

April 27 @ 10:30 am

An inclusive, 4-session program that combines the best practices from special education and traditional storytime to create an interactive, engaging program for children of all abilities!

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

April 27 @ 10:30 am

Bring your baby to an interactive program with simple books, gentle movement and songs. Meet other babies & caregivers in the community.  For ages birth to one and a half years.

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City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Explore nature around you, and help document what you find! Collected data and pictures will be shared with the iNaturalist organization. Pants, socks, and closed-toe shoes required. http://citynaturechallenge.org/

2018 High Rock Challenge

2018 High Rock Challenge

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The High Rock Challenge is where two-member teams run together along Greenbelt trails competing in mystery events and physical obstacles, which are located throughout the approximately 10K course. Events are designed to encourage teamwork as well as physical and mental

Saint George Greenmarket

Saint George Greenmarket

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Set on a hill overlooking New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, this market draws a dedicated following of neighborhood shoppers who line up each Saturday to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal fruit, produce, cheese, meat, seafood

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Walk MS: Staten Island 2018

Walk MS: Staten Island 2018

April 29 @ 9:00 am

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every

NYRR Open Run

NYRR Open Run

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the run and to leave their valuables at home – bag check is not provided. No need to do anything before the run, just show up. Open to all

Farm Day & Shear Madness

Farm Day & Shear Madness

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s hard work running a farm, especially with all the animals that need attention… goats, donkeys, chickens, alpaca, geese and more! We’ll show you how it’s done! And spring is sheep shearing time, removing the heavy winter coats from our

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Baby Storytime

Baby Storytime

April 30 @ 10:30 am

Babies from birth to 24 months and their parents/caregivers can enjoy great books, lively songs, rhymes and meet other babies in the neighborhood.

All Join In!

All Join In!

April 30 @ 11:00 am

Come for stories, songs, action rhymes and coloring!  Have fun meeting other little ones in the neighborhood and their caregivers.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time

April 30 @ 11:00 am

Toddlers from 18 months to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, and fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers in the neighborhood.

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