One of The New York Times’ 5 Things To Do This Weekend!
Drag Queen Story Hour returns to FIAF to create a virtual space where kids—and adults—can present themselves in their own fabulous ways and how they wish.
Dress up in your best outfits and favorite costumes for this live 45-minute program during which Harmonica Sunbeam of Drag Queen Story Hour NYC will read a selection of French and American favorites in English: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, Edmund the Thing by Astrid Desbordes, and Feather by Remi Courgeon.
After the story time, kids, with the help of their adults, will be able to ask Harmonica Sunbeam their burning questions.
45 minutes and Q&A
FIAF is offering the French version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, titled La chenille qui fait des trous, for sale at our Manhattan location (22 E 60th St). FIAF is open Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. Purchases can also be made by calling 646.388.6612 with pick-up available in our lobby.
You can also purchase a copy online through our book distributor’s website here.
About Drag Queen Story Hour NYC
Drag Queen Story Hour NYC provides a range of fun and fabulous educational experiences for children and teens from 3 to 18 years old in libraries, schools, museums, and community spaces in all five boroughs of New York City—and now virtually! Through storytelling and creativity, DQSH teaches children about gender diversity and all forms of difference to build empathy and give kids the confidence to express themselves however they feel comfortable.
Learn more at www.dqshnyc.org
About Harmonica Sunbeam
Harmonica Sunbeam has been delighting audiences at nightclubs, cabarets, fundraising events and supermarket openings throughout the United States and abroad for more than 27 years. Her live appearances have gained her a cult following of all ages, races, and backgrounds. With her unique, yet classic style and razor-sharp wit, she embodies the necessary talent to reach her goal of mainstream stardom. A member of the Screen Actors Guild, she has been featured on television shows The Deuce, The Breaks, The Jack and Triumph Show, Law and Order SVU, Third Watch, Johnny Zero, and 100 Center Street. Her film credits include Honey, Uptown Girls, and World Trade Center. She can also be seen in the movie Please Give directed by Nicole Holofcener and on LOGO for Dragtastic NYC: A Standup Comedy Event. Miss Sunbeam has worked alongside noted musical artists such as Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Holiday. She recently appeared on the season finale of Saturday Night Live as a backup dancer for Katy Perry. Miss Sunbeam’s latest project is showcasing her unique ability to uplift, encourage and engage children. She is involved with Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH), a program that brings drag queens into libraries, bookstores, festivals, and other events to read books to kids of all ages. Drag Queen Story Hour audaciously encourages the creativity and boundless energy of child’s play as they relate to both gender neutrality and non-conformity, while promoting positive LGTBQ role models. Since the inception of DQSH in the New York area, Miss Sunbeam has been featured in The New York Times and interviewed by Buzzfeed. Miss Sunbeam assists and works with many community-based LGBTQI organizations such as Project LOL, GMAD, Jersey City Pride, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation and AAOGC.