With a storied history in the park, the Reading Room provides the use of books, newspapers, and magazines in the park during warm weather months. You'll also find a robust schedule of literary events, including Books on Broadway, Authors, BookClub, Poetry, StoryTime, and much more!
Books on Broadway
May 23, June 20, July 18, August 15
Select Tuesdays, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Backstage look at books starring on Broadway, featuring cast and crew who make it happen.
Hosted by Ilana Levine, actress and podcaster, Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine
June 12 – August 14 (no event July 3)
Talks on movies, the culture of cinema, and filmmaking.
Hosted by film connoisseur Scott Adlerberg
May 30 – September 19 (no event July 4)
Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets throughout the summer.
Hosted by Jason Schneiderman and Nathan McClain.
June 7 – August 23 (no event July 5)
Admired and best-selling authors offer advice and discuss their latest books.
July 5 – September 6
History as seen through the eyes of preeminent authors.
Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society
June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 22
Summertime In New York: The Best Stories Happen Here
Produced in partnership with Penguin Random House and New York Review Books
*Sign-up two weeks ahead of time and pick-up your free book, while supply lasts
June 20 – August 29 (no event July 4)
Meowsic and stories with Cali Co Cat, for ages 2-8.
July 8 – August 27
Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm-1:30pm
Music, magic, puppet shows, and children's authors too. Weekends on the Upper Terrace. Arts & Crafts with Kelsey Craftz to follow.
July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 10, 17
Workshops geared to improve your writing skills.
Produced in partnership with Gotham Writers
Writers Workshop Teens
Essay-writing tips for high-schoolers and the college bound.
Produced in partnership with Writopia Lab