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Summer Reading at Brooklyn Public Library kicks off on Thursday, June 9, with free, fun activities and entertainment from 10 am - 3:30 pm on the Central Library Plaza. Get in the Game as the plaza will be transformed into a game playground featuring a live chess game and a variety of games for all ages.


Live Performances on the Plaza:

Host: Elaine Gil aka Bubbles the Clown

10:30 am   Music with Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope         

11:30 am   Welcome from Special Guests

12:30 pm   Ventriloquist Uncle Ty-rone

1:30 pm     Magic of Amore

2:30 pm     Brooklyn Youth Chorus    


Fun Activities on the Plaza:

10:30 am - 3:00 pm   Summer Reading Tent
Sign up for Summer Reading and get your booklist, game and giveaways!

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm  Game playground by The Brooklyn Strategist
Live-chess game, giant games and table games.

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Balloon Sculptures
Free Balloon sculptures by Ray Santana, “the Balloon Guy” and Jonathan Vasquez

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Face Painting, Arts & Craft, Gaming, Temporary Tattoos and More!

Rain Location: Dweck Center & Lobby


Support for Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading 2016 program is provided by the National Grid Foundation, Astoria Bank, Con Edison and Macy’s. Additional support is provided by The New York Community Trust – ELSAM Fund.

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