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Ribbon Cutting Photos

First pics from today's amazing event are posted below.

Many thanks to Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Mark Levine, Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell, all the wonderful and talented authors, and everyone who turned out to support the bookstore. See you again soon!

 The Moment of Truth! Left to Right: Councilmember Mark Levine, Borough President Gale Brewer, Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky

 

 

A host of authors celebrate the Grand Opening of Bank Street Bookstore at 2780 Broadway.

Photos: Josh Casuccio

 

Breaking: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilman Mark Levine Join Daniel O'Donnell at Ribbon Cutting

Breaking News: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is very likely to attend, and City Councilmember Mark Levine, District 7, will join New York State Assemblymember for District 69, Daniel O'Donnell at the podium for the Ribbon Cutting at Bank Street Book Store's Grand Opening Festival.

Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky will introduce the speakers.

Don't miss the Saturday March 7 gala event starting with the 10:00 AM ribbon-cutting. After the ceremony, stick around for our all day storytime featuring 31 neighborhood children's authors.

Authors Rally Round a Beloved Bookstore

At Bank Street Book Store’s Grand Opening, a Host of Authors Will Gather to Celebrate an Upper West Side Tradition in Children’s Literature 

Local Children's Authors at Bank Street Book Store on February 20, 2015 Photo: Cheryl Simon

Bank Street College of Education has long been at the heart of an American tradition in children’s literature, so when the call went out for authors to appear at the grand opening of Bank Street Book Store’s new location, dozens responded with enthusiasm and delighted affirmation.

Thirty accomplished children’s authors and illustrators, including winners of Caldecott and Newbery awards, are slated to appear at the gala ribbon-cutting, which will feature remarks by New York State Assemblymember Daniel O’Donnell and Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky.

The Saturday, March 7 event will last from 10 am - 6 pm. There will be guest author readings throughout the day.

“Bank Street anchors a robust community of children’s authors,” says bookstore manager Andy Laties. “From the days of Margaret Wise Brown and Maurice Sendak, Bank Street has been an institution that supports creators of innovative children’s literature through its Writer’s Lab, its Children’s Book Committee Awards, and the Center for Children’s Literature’s Irma Black Award and Cook Prize.

“The Upper West Side has a heritage of children’s literature. There are so many authors within this community. Judging by their response to our invitations, I think they’re elated at the idea of this kind of neighborhood event.”

Guest Author Schedule:
11:00    Peter Lerangis, Amy Hest, Deborah Heiligman, Robie Harris,
Jerry Pinkney, Carolyn Mackler
11:30    Carol Weston, Betsy Bird, Rebecca Stead, Chris Raschka,
Susan Kuklin
12:00    Isabel Gillies, Peter Ackerman, Rachel Vail     
12:30    Tim Federle,  Alix Delinois     
1:00      Fractured Fables Puppet Show             
2:00      Chris Grabenstein, Patricia Lakin     
2:30      Sandra Jordan, Nina Jaffe     
3:00      Todd Tarpley, Cynthia Weill     
3:30      Doreen Rappaport, Jill Davis     
4:00      Eliot Schrefer, Robin Newman     
4:30      Monica Edinger, Jill Santopolo, Jerry Craft    
5:00      Meg Akabas, Yvonne Dennis 

Friends of Bank Street Book Store

On February 20, local literati met to celebrate the bookstore's new location and support Bank Street Book Store's mission of serving generation after generation of readers. Featuring: Shael Polakow-Suransky, Robie Harris, Andy Laties, Jennifer Brown, Frank Nuara, Chris Grabenstein, Carol Weston and many upper Manhattan authors.

Cooking Class with Deanna Cook

02/28/2015 2:30 pm
  Have you ever wanted to know how to turn eggs into mice or make a self portrait on a pizza?

Get ready for a treat when Deanna Cook comes to Bank Street Book Store to share recipes from her latest cookbook for kids, Cooking Class.

Come join in the delicious fun on Saturday February 28 at 2:30 pm.
Deanna Cook is the author of The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook and Teddy Bear Doctor, as well as numerous articles about kids’ recipes, crafts and costumes. She was an editor at Scholastic and FamilyFun Magazine, and has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Food Network, and more. She gets lots of help testing out crafts and recipe ideas from her two girls, Ella and Maisie, and their friends.  
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Grand Opening Festival

03/07/2015 10:00 am
 An Invitation to Bank Street Book Store’s Grand Opening

 

On Saturday March 7, come celebrate the Grand Opening of our new location at 2780 Broadway on the corner of 107th Street. The event will last from 10 am - 6 pm.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:00 am will feature remarks by our local elected officials.
Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky will introduce the Ribbon-Cutting Speakers. Invited Guests include:


Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
New York State Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell
City Councilman Mark Levine

Starting at 11 am, an all day Story Time Festival features thirty-one upper Manhattan children’s book authors. Come see our new space, schmooze and enjoy refreshments.

Guest Author Schedule:

11:00    Peter Lerangis, Amy Hest, Deborah Heiligman, Robie Harris,
Jerry Pinkney, Carolyn Mackler, Vin Vogel
11:30    Carol Weston, Betsy Bird, Rebecca Stead, Chris Raschka, Susan Kuklin
12:00    Isabel Gillies, Peter Ackerman, Rachel Vail     
12:30    Tim Federle,  Alix Delinois     
1:00      Fractured Fables Puppet Show             
2:00      Chris Grabenstein, Patricia Lakin     
2:30      Sandra Jordan, Nina Jaffe     
3:00      Todd Tarpley, Cynthia Weill     
3:30      Doreen Rappaport, Jill Davis     
4:00      Eliot Schrefer, Robin Newman     
4:30      Monica Edinger, Jill Santopolo, Jerry Craft    
5:00      Meg Akabas, Yvonne Dennis 
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2780 Broadway
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New York
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New York
Postal Code:
10025
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George O'Connor Shares "Ares, Bringer of War" at Fractured Fables

03/01/2015 1:00 pm

 
Best-selling author George O'Connor joins Fractured Fables as a guest, to share his latest graphic novel, Ares, Bringer of War, the seventh book in the Olympians series.
George may also be persuaded to read one of his wonderful picture books for the younger members of the group.
Here's you chance to meet one of New York's premiere children's graphic nevelists, and enjoy improvisational, interactive puppet show fun at Bank Street Book Store.

Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater's Fractured Fables features live music, and children pick the story!

 

George O'Connor wields the  pen behind Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, Mr. O’Connor has published several children’s picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot.

 
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2780 Broadway
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New York
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The Velveteen Rabbit Video Featuring the Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

A Fractured Fables Christmas Special.

A lucky Velveteen Rabbit becomes a little boy’s most beloved toy on Christmas Day. The other toys are jealous of Velveteen Rabbit, making fun of it and telling it the boy's love won't last. But the boy is never seen without his fuzzy friend at hand, playing with it until it's so worn and tattered that his father puts it away in the attic. The heartbroken Velveteen Rabbit is sure it will never see the little boy again, but an old rocking horse tells him there is a way with a little magic and a lot of love.

Performed 12-20-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Support our programs for kids! Buy The Velveteen Rabbit books at Bank Street Bookstore.

Musical Storyhour with CC and Mallory

01/21/2015 3:00 pm
                                                                                    Chelsea Camp and Mallory Kinney 
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610 W 112th St
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New York
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New York
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10025
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“The Snow Queen” Video Featuring Yippee Skippy Puppet Theater

A Fractured Fables Christmas Special

Ever since Kay got a piece of magic mirror stuck in his eye and heart, his long-time friend Greta has seen him change for the worse. One day, Kay sees the beautiful Snow Queen riding a magnificent sleigh and decides to hitch his sleigh to it. When she discovers Kay, she spirits him way to her castle in the North Pole. Greta witnesses his kidnapping, but none of the townsfolk believe it was the Snow Queen. Unwilling to give up, Greta embarks on an epic journey to save her best friend.

Performed 12-20-14 at Bank Street Bookstore. Puppeteer: Rebecca Migdal and Chelsea Camp. Accompanist: Andy Laties. Camera: Nere Kapiteni.

Support our programs for kids! Buy Snow Queen books at Bank Street Bookstore.

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