Drag Queen Story Hour – New York City

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Drag Queen Story Hour NYC

Drag Queen Story Hour’s New York City chapter provides programming for children ages 3-8 in libraries, schools, and community spaces in all five boroughs of New York City. During this 45-minute program 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 regular DQSH program, we offer bilingual Spanish/English DQSH and DQSH for children with autism and other special needs.

DQSH NYC is a not-for-profit organization. We provide free events for Title 1 public elementary schools and sliding scale rates for other venues. We also do birthday parties! Contact nyc@dragqueenstoryhour.org 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 (more info about our schools program)
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

Bija Kids
Camp Alamander at the Brooklyn Free School
Chickpeas Preschool
Downing Street Preschool
Katmint Preschool
Maple Street Preschool
The Wonder School, Brookyn

Aguilar Library
Bay Ridge Library
Bedford 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
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
Mott Haven Library
Mulberry Library
New Amsterdam Library
Park Slope 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
Woodside Library
Yorkville Library
53rd Street Library

Museums, Parks, and Festivals
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Harvest Festival
Brooklyn Pride Festival
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
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
Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria, Washington Heights

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

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





Drag Queen Party Hour

Saturday, October 13
3-5 PM
Park Church Co-Op
129 Russell Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

Party with your favorite drag queens at this fundraiser for Drag Queen Story Hour!

Kid-friendly performances, face painting, arts and crafts, dance party, and more. All funds raised will support DQSH programming in public schools and libraries across New York City.