Creative Conversation with Authors Nikki Grimes and Andrea Pinkney

On Tuesday, October 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., readers and writers gather at the Langston Hughes House, 20 East 127th Street, for a special event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney and Nikki Grimes and their outstanding books for children. Join the conversation with these two members of the publishing literati, authors who write to and about kids in wonderfully relevant ways. For ticket information, visit

"Screaming Chef" is a Tasty Tale by Author Peter Ackerman

Why does the young lad in this book scream, instead of sing, for his supper? Well, maybe it's because he is so accustomed to the fine delicacies his parents prepare every night. Read "Screaming Chef" to learn how this dinner dilemma is solved. As a special treat, author Peter Ackerman visits Bank Street Book Store on Saturday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. to share this delightful story. Peter will read and sign copies of "Screaming Chef" as well as two other popular titles he has written: "Lonely Phone Booth" and "Lonely Typewriter." Enjoy these terrific tales of family (and kitchen) humor with no reservations required!

Bank Street School for Children Fall Fair 2017

Fall Fair, a community building and fundraising event for Bank Street School for Children, takes place Sunday, October 15 at 610 West 112th Street. This day of family fun features a wide variety of activities -- food, music, games-- and is open to the public. Enjoy the outdoor street fair ambience, an autumn tradition on the Upper West Side, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit