June 29, from 11 a.m. - 12p.m. &
3:30 - 4:30p.m.
Seward Park Library
192 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
All events in the River To River Festival are free and open to the public.
Drag Queen Story Hour
Presented as part of River To River 2019 in celebration of WorldPrideNYC, Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, where dress up is real.
Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH started out as drag queens reading stories to children in libraries and has grown into a global phenomenon. DQSH now offers literary and creative programming for kids and teens of all ages led by drag queens, kings and creatures all over the world. From their headquarters in New York City, they create programming curriculum, produce over a hundred events a year and provide resources, training and support to build a growing network of DQSH chapters all over the world.
About Drag Queen Story Hour
Created by Michelle Tea and RADAR Productions in San Francisco, DQSH started out as drag queens reading stories to children in libraries and has grown into a global phenomenon!
About Stonewall50 Consortium
The Stonewall 50 Consortium is an organization that brings together scores of nonprofit institutions and organizations committed to producing programming, exhibitions, and educational materials related to the Stonewall uprising and/or the history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement in the context of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in June 2019.
The mission of the Consortium includes helping participating institutions and organizations share ideas and best practices, facilitate potential collaborations, coordinate outreach efforts, and avoid scheduling conflicts and duplication of programming.