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10 River Terrace (at Murray Street)
@ Nelson A. Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City
New York , New York 10007

Contact Information:
Phone: 212-431-7920
Website: http://www.poetshouse.org/

Food Availability:
Snack bar

Poets House
Poets House presents programs for children, ages 4-10, as well as a schedule of special events, including visits with authors and illustrators, writing and craft workshops, and poetic adventures of all kinds. Supported by the Larry & Myrna Goodman Fund for Children’s Programs, all programs for children at Poets House are free.

Ongoing programs for children:

  • Tiny Poets Time, a poetry reading for toddlers, every Thursday starting at 10:00am
  • Class visits by appointment only
The Constance Laibe Hays Children's Room is a playful, creative space filled with the best of children's poetry books as well as old-fashioned typewriters, a card catalogue filled with poetic objects to trigger the imagination and inspire writing, stuffed animals and cozy reading areas.

Free poetry programs for children featuring renowned children's authors and illustrators are offered throughout the year.

Weekly Poetry Reading, for ages four to ten, Saturdays starting at 11:00am. Select Saturdays feature guest poets and illustrators or other special events; a schedule is below.

Tiny Poets Time, a poetry reading for toddlers, Thursdays starting at 10:00am. a free weekly poetry program for toddlers features poetry readings and poetry-related activities for children ages three and under and their adults.

Children and their adults are also invited to visit during Children’s Room hours, Thursday–Saturday, 11:00am–5:00pm.

Free class trips can also be arranged. Thousands of school children, from the Bronx to Brownsville, have visited Poets House for guided tours of the Children's Room and the Reading Room that include writing exercises, close readings of poems and viewings of Poets House exhibitions. A special thanks goes to Con Edison for support of children's programs at Poets House.

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