Drag Queen Story Hour – New York City

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Drag Queen Story Hour NYC

Drag Queen Story Hour NYC is a nonprofit organization that provides a range of literary and creative programming for children and teens from 3 to 18 years in libraries, schools, and community spaces in all five boroughs of New York City. Check out our programming and rates.

In our original DQSH program for kids ages 3-8, a drag queen trained by children’s librarians reads picture books, sings songs, and leads children in a craft activity. Through a fun and fabulous literary experience, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and difference, builds empathy, teaches tolerance, and helps to prevent bullying.

In addition to our original DQSH program, we offer bilingual Spanish/English DQSH, DQSH for children with autism and other special needs, DQSH+ for older kids and teens, DQSH Design Workshops for kids ages 8-12, and DQSH Makeup Tutorials for teens.

Email us to book an event or check out our calendar of public events.

DQSH events have taken place at the following locations around New York City:

Elementary Schools
PS 3, The Charette School
PS 63, Star Academy
PS 118, the Maurice Sendak Community School
PS 363, The Neighborhood School
Brooklyn Friends School
International School of Brooklyn
Saint Ann’s School

Middle and High Schools
Brooklyn Collaborative Middle School
High School of Fashion Industries
Metropolitan Expediationary Learning School

Bija Project
Camp Alamander at the Brooklyn Free School
Chickpeas Preschool
Downing Street Preschool
Greenpoint Montessori
Henry Street Settlement Preschool
Katmint Preschool
Maple Street Preschool
The Wonder School, Brooklyn

Aguilar Library
Bay Ridge Library
Bedford Library
Bellerose Library
Brighton Beach Library
Broadway Library
Brownsville Library
Brooklyn Public Library Central
Children’s Center at 42nd Street
Cortelyou Library
Columbus Library
Countee Cullen Library
Court Square Library
Crown Heights Library
DeKalb Library
East Meadow Public Library
Elmhurst Library
Epiphany Library
Francis Martin Library
George Bruce Library
Hamilton Grange Library
Harlem Library
Hollis Library
Hudson Park Library
Inwood Library
Jackson Heights Library
Kingsbridge Library
Leonard Library
Lewisboro Library
Mott Haven Library
Mulberry Library
New Amsterdam Library
New York Society Library
Park Slope Library
Port Jefferson Library
Red Hook Library
Ridgwood Library
Riverdale Library
Seaside Library
Sedgwick Library
Seward Park Library
St. Agnes Library
Steinway Library
Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library
Tompkins Square Library
Washington Heights Library
Webster Library
Woodside Library
Yorkville Library
53rd Street Library
67th Street Library

Museums, Parks, and Festivals
Brooklyn Book Festival
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Harvest Festival
Brooklyn Pride Festival
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island
Harlem Pride
The High Line Family Festival
Northside Festival, Williamsburg
Pioneer Works Second Sundays, Red Hook
Staten Island Children’s Museum
Queens Botanical Garden

Books of Wonder, West Village
Greenlight Bookstore, Fulton Street
Greenlight Bookstore, Prospect Lefferts Gardens
McNally Jackson Books
Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria, Washington Heights

Park Church Co-op, Greenpoint
Park Slope United Methodist Church, Park Slope

Other Venues
Big Apple Circus
Caveat, Lower East Side
Edamama’s Cute Cuts and More, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
JCC Brooklyn
Kidding Around at the LGBT Community Center
Ru Paul’s Drag Con 2018
Supermoon Art Space, Ridgewood, Queens
VICE Media, Take Your Kids to Work Day