Here at Boogie Down Books, our core values are joy, justice, and community. Putting justice at the center of our work means that we are committed to making sure that every Bronx child who wants to attend Storytime with us can do so. That's why we’re asking audience members at some of our outdoor sites to pay more per family to subsidize pay-what-you-can admission at other sites. Thank you for joining us in making sure that our Storytime community promotes literacy justice for all young readers in the Bronx and beyond.
Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. Storytime is led by our Storytime Manager Wes and generally lasts about 45 minutes.
Saturdays 10:00am EDT on location in and around the Bronx, as noted
Suggested $10 per family
You can also make a donation in any amount to support Storytime access for all.
Need assistance to join us? Email email@example.com.
Space at outdoor sites is extremely limited (5-10 families total, depending on the site). Pre-registration is required. Reserve your family's spot now to guarantee a space!
Boogie Down Books reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including but not limited to weather and safety concerns. Weather-related cancellations will be announced by 6pm EDT on Fridays. Cancelled events will not be rescheduled, but registered participants will receive credit for registration fees toward future Boogie Down Books events. Book purchases will be available for pickup from Mottley Kitchen.
Saturday, June 12, 10am EDT
Read by Bronx author Justine Manzano
On location: Morning Glory Garden
Saturday, June 19, 10am EDT
Read by Harmonica Sunbeam
of Drag Queen Story Hour
On location: Maria Sola Community Greenspace
Saturday, June 26, 10am EDT
On location: Kelly Street Garden
Saturday, July 3, 10am EDT
with local author Susannah Aziz
On location: Randall's Island Urban Farm
Our events provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from the event at the discretion of the organizers.