Lego and Block Building

Join Brooklyn Bridge Parents for Lego and block building for children of all ages. Whether it is a bridge, skyscraper, ball track or school – come build, play and laugh with us! Peruse Lego books for inspiration or make your own. 

Print with Wood Type

Print with Wood Type. Come print real antique wood type on a vintage Kelsey letterpress with Dikko Faust of Purgatory Pie Press. Travel back in time to make your own BKBF Children’s Day souvenir keepsake.

Discover the World of Fungi

Join Mason Goes Mushrooming author Melany Kahn & illustrator Ellen Korbonski for interactive kid -friendly activities about mushrooms. Identify real mushrooms, grab provided paints and materials to make your own wooden, paper or model fungi to take home, or watch an illustrator at work making mushrooms appear from the tip of her watercolor brush.

Celebrate Yourself with Infographics!

Come celebrate and reflect on info patterns in our everyday lives by making Personal Pie Panoramas, or a paper accordion of pie charts measuring our favorite things. Are you 10% pizza, 15% kittens, and 20% soccer? Find out your personal make up, or make one with a friend. Guided by Andrea Tsurumi, illustrator of Life […]

Fold, Cut & Pop! Make a Book!

How to Make Books and Making Books with Kids author Esther K. Smith and Jane Sanders who illustrated Making Books with Kids will show you how to fold, cut and pop your own book. Then YOU can draw + write your story!

Draw Me a Story

Come help acclaimed author, Emma Otheguy (Sofia Acosta Makes a Scene) dream up a story and watch, amazed, as Caldecott-winning illustrator Dan Santat (The Blur) and rising star cartoonist Shauna J. Grant (Mimi: Cutie Catastrophe) draw it on the spot! You decide what fates these characters will meet!

Epic Character Face-Offs!

In this interactive program, you get to build the wildest, weirdest characters you can think of and decide who wins when they face off in some seriously epic battles! Can a wizard with laser eyes beat a time-traveler who toots poisonous gas? Will a three-headed kitten out-cute a pygmy unicorn? Master storyteller Ibi Zoboi (Star […]

No, YOU Tell It! “Punch Up” True-Life Tales with a Twist (In-Person & Virtual)

Four storytellers who write for the page and the stage have worked together to develop true stories inspired by the theme “Punch Up”. Come watch as they trade tales and step into each other’s life experiences. Plus, a chance to win Kelly Jean Fitzsimmons’s No, YOU Tell It! Ten-Year Anthology. Storytellers include Maria Rubio, Matt […]

#YeahYouWrite (In-Person)

The #YeahYouWrite Reading Series features #LiteraryCocktails, delicious food, brilliant authors, and an open mic in the dreamy Ostrich room at M. Wells, LIC. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the energy is high. September’s event features DISQUIET International Literary faculty Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, and Cyriaco Lopes and alum Vanessa Chan. Vaz and Chan will read […]

The Writer’s Rock presents: Drink ‘N Draft (Virtual)

Stuck in your writing? In need of a little more time or inspiration? Drink ‘N Draft is a twist on the classic Drink ‘N Draw and is designed to get you out of your head and onto the page. The night includes visual prompts that lead you toward new creative choices in your work. This […]

Zine-making for Personal & Community Storytelling (In-Person)

Zines are handmade books, typically created by individuals, by hand, with basic materials – paper, scissors, pens, and ideas. Zine-making can facilitate the development of personal and community-based storytelling. In this workshop educators from Booklyn, Inc. will teach the one-sheet bookmaking technique to develop a personal story into a handmade zine. Participants will also be […]

Exquisite Corpse Queens Edition (Virtual)

Ten Queens poets will come together to create and perform an Exquisite Corpse poem on the theme of recollection, as well as to discuss our experiences of Queens lit and community. Hosted in partnership with the Lewis Latimer House Museum in Flushing. Poets: Nadia Q. Ahmad, Moncho Alvarado, Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, Sherese Francis, Abeer Y. […]