I had a lot of fun at the last Read Out Loud event, and will be leading a poetry workshop based on Wish this time around. If you’re in Harlem, stop by! Here’s a message from the coordinator, Christine Petro:
We are growing more excited about READ OUT LOUD on this Saturday, December 3rd at PS 92. In addition to author appearances and book signings we have a full schedule of activities for children and youth (ages 4-13) and their parents. Among the highlights, Sesame Workshop is returning as an activity partner this year and Scholastic is the generous contributor of 1,000 books for our book giveaway.
Other activity partners include Barnard College, Bank Street School of Education and Columbia University, all running hands-on, literacy-based workshops, designed to engage families in the creative process of writing and reading. New York Public Library is on site to do library card sign-ups and a number of other institutions and organizations (20 in total) are taking part to encourage families to read and enjoy books. One exciting new component of the event this year is a Student Writing Gallery, which will exhibit high quality writing pieces from students in District #5 schools. Please check out the work of these young writers at the event!
Morningside Area Alliance holds this event in collaboration with Community School District #5, which includes 31 public schools in Harlem. Our host school, PS 92, the Mary McLeod Bethune School, is a welcoming and friendly learning environment, and we appreciate all the energy and resources they have contributed toward this event.
PS 92, Mary McLeod Bethune School
222 W. 134th Street
Between 7th Ave. (Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd) and 8th Ave. (Frederick Douglass Blvd)
New York, NY 10030
Main entrance is underneath scaffolding.
The nearest train is the C train at 135th Street/St. Nicholas Ave. or the 2/3 on 135th Street/Lenox Ave. There does not appear to be any planned service changes for these trains.
You may find street parking nearby, or the nearest parking garage is a couple of blocks away:
Deb Parking, LLC
300 W 135th Street (between St. Nicholas and Frederick Douglass Blvd.)
$10 flat rate for regular cars
$20 flat rate for SUVs
Rate applies from 6:00 AM – 12:00 midnight
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