Johnny Appleseed at the New Amsterdam Library. Introduce the kids to the intriguing world of the American Indians at the New Amsterdam branch of the NY Public Library. Presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company, this production tells the story of John Chapman, an early American naturalist, who travels the newly expanding nation, learning from Native Americans and spreading his growing knowledge to the pioneers. He plants both apple seeds and a love of nature wherever he goes.
Traveling Lantern has been educating and entertaining children nationwide for the past 25 years. Their mission is to bring great stories to children, to draw them into an active theater experience, to excite their minds and to tickle their imaginations.
The New Amsterdam Library has been hosting children’s programming for years and it’s a great way to introduce your children to the public library system. Kids can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays, and spend time with other toddlers from the neighborhood. Story time is a great way to encourage listening skills, vocabulary and imagination. No reservation is required and the library has easy stroller access.
Date: Monday, May 19th
Ages: 5 to 12 years old
FiDi Families Insider: Sign up for a free children’s library card. Children from birth to age 11 can have their own cards; applications must be signed and completed by a parent or guardian.
For more information, log onto: http://www.nypl.org/locations/new-amsterdam