To celebrate the first day of school in NYC, join NYCCT Teaching Artist Caitlyn for a read aloud of one of our favorite back to school stories: Hello Goodbye Dog!
Gerald just wants to dance but as a giraffe, it’s hard! But with a little encouragement, Gerald learns anything is possible. Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Mackenzie to read the book and act out animals!
When Omu makes her delicious stew everyone wants some! And Omu graciously shares. But what happens when there’s none left for her? Join Miranda, NYCCT’s former Arts Administration Apprentice, to read the book today.
Bear finds a lost stuffed bunny and is determined to bring the bunny home. But Bear quickly becomes attached to the bunny so what happens when they find the bunny's owner? Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim to read the book and learn some new words in ASL.
Our main character is ready to say farewell to Floppy, their bunny best friend - or are they? Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim to read the book and learn some new words in ASL.
When Julian sees mermaids on the subway, he’s excited to go home and make his own mermaid costume! But will Abuela think of the mess and the way Julian is expressing himself? Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kasia to read the book and make your own mermaid crown!
Mia and her Abuela have a hard time communicating until Mia has a brilliant idea - to get a special friend that can help them talk to each other! Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim to read the book and learn some new words in ASL.
Meet a young girl who gets a little overwhelmed by things going on around her. When that happens, she knows just what will make her feel better: yoga! Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Jackie to read the book and learn some movement and yoga.
All our friend Escargot wants to enjoy a nice salad - but there’s carrots in it...and Escargot does not like carrots! What’s a snail to do? Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim to read the book and learn some new words in ASL.
Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. She tries on different hats, but they just don’t feel right. What will Madame Chapeau do? Join Miranda to read the book today.
Meet Kameeka - a young girl who is competing in a hula hoopin’ competition with her friends! It isn’t long before everyone - young and old - is joining in! Join Kasia to read the book, learn how to hula hoop, explore a story mountain, and more!
Our main character wishes for many special things - breathing underwater, his drawings come to life, and more! But he soon learns that awesome things can happen anywhere! Join the girl and Buddy as they read one of our favorite books - Something Extraordinary!
Tiny T-Rex has a huge problem! His friend needs a hug but with his tiny arms that’s just not possible...or is it? Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim to read the book and learn some new words in ASL.
Ooko is a quirky, funny book that follows a fox who is a little bit lonely as he tries to fit in and make new friends. Read the book with NYCCT Teaching Artist Mackenzie and play games today!
A young girl and her mom have something amazing happening in their backyard - they’re planting a beautiful garden. Follow along as they plant, nurture, and grow their flowers! Join the girl and Buddy as they read Planting a Rainbow!
In today’s whimsical story, our main character finds herself feeling many things - silly, cranky, sad, excited, and more! Read the book with NYCCT Teaching Artist Carrie then learn some acting games to help you explore your emotions!
Lottie is nervous to get in the water at her local pool. She’s sure there’s a shark in the water! Soon, a special friend shows up to show Lottie that the water isn’t so scary after all. Read the book with NYCCT Teaching Artist Kalle then make a book and your own story!
Taste the Clouds proves anything is possible with your imagination! Join the girl and Buddy as they read one of our favorite books - Taste the Clouds!
Ribbit! tells the story of a group of frogs that are perplexed when a pig joins them and says “Ribbit!” Is the pig mocking them or is there something else going on? NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim is going to read you the story and teach you how to say some of the words from the book in American Sign Language (ASL)!
Lucia the Luchadora tells the story of a young girl who loves to pretend to be a superhero, but is told that girls can’t be superheroes. However, a family secret just might change that... Read the book with NYCCT Teaching Artist Kasia then play theater games to create your own character!
A Bike Like Sergio’s follows a young boy who finds some money on the floor. Finders keepers, right? Soon, Sergio realizes it’s not that simple! Join NYCCT Teaching Artist Sam to read the book and play some games!
Maybe Something Beautiful is a colorful book about a little girl who transforms her neighborhood through her art! Former NYCCT Arts Admin Apprentice Miranda is going to read you the story today!
Trombone Shorty is a beautiful book that follows the journey of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, an American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist from New Orleans. Learn about how he made his dream come true with hard work! NYCCT Teaching Artist Rae is going to read you the story and have you interact with her as well!
Dragons Love Tacos is a fun, funny book with colorful illustrations all about...dragons who love tacos! But what happens when they find the spicy salsa? NYCCT Teaching Artist Kim is going to read you the story and teach you how to say some of the words from the book in American Sign Language (ASL)!
Join actor, writer, and human rights advocate Maybe Burke to read They, She, He, Me: Free to Be!, a playful story that celebrates gender fluidity!
Join Teaching Artist Tamelan to read Prince & Knight, a modern fairy tale that explores love and acceptance!
Join Teaching Artist Stephanie to read What Riley Wore, a fun book that encourages self-expression and celebrates being yourself!
Join Teaching Artist Ania Upstill to read Jacob's Room to Choose, an engaging book that explores and celebrates gender expression!
Join Teaching Artist Eric Gelb to read Auntie Uncle: Drag Queen Hero, an uplifting story about letting your true self shine!
Throughout March we will be celebrating women in history and exploring their stories through theater. Today, we celebrate: Yoshiko Uchida!
Throughout March we will be celebrating women in history and exploring their stories through theater. Today, we celebrate: Wilma Pearl Mankiller!
Throughout March we will be celebrating women in history and exploring their stories through theater. Today, we celebrate: Helen Keller.
For the next 4 weeks, we will be celebrating women in history and exploring their stories through theater. Today, we celebrate: Frida Kahlo.
Join former NYCCT Teaching Artist Khalia to play theater games based on the book Harold and the Purple Crayon!
What is rhythm and rhyme? Join Caitlyn today to explore what that means and make some rhymes and rhythms of your own!
Mae Jemison used to dream of becoming an astronaut! What's do you dream of becoming when you grow up? Share your dream with Caityln today!