Greet the new day with a meditation session courtesy of yoga teacher Motha Nature, who assists children (and grownups) with mindful poses and practices. Her morning greeting helps us welcome author Thornton Cline to Bank Street Book Store for an English/Spanish reading of his book "The Incredible Shrinking Violin" (also known as "El increible, sorprendente violin que se encogia"). The Spanish version will be read by the book's translator Mary Escalante. Both the yoga and the reading are wonderful ways to start the holiday weekend and we hope you join us on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30 a.m. at 2780 Broadway at the corner of West 107th Street. This event is for all ages.
A classic story is one that can be reworked and retold through the ages to remain a forever favorite. The latest version of "The Little Mermaid" by Metaphrog is a perfect example of how to rethink the Hans Christian Andersen original as a graphic novel. Artists John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs conceived this adaptation and brought it to life through words and images that tell the story in fantastic new ways. See this new version -- full of the familiar and the new -- at Bank Street Book Store on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.