Bryant Park Reading Room

5 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10013
212-803-5892
Home to the Word for Word reading series, this open-air space is a cost-free wind-down in Midtown. Often, its adjacent hallway features installation art or small mobile gallery exhibits, so thereas not need to have kids to enjoy storytime here. Bit of NYC-propagated history: The room opened in 1935 as a public response to the job losses of the depression era. It re-opened last summer, and, keeping with tradition, itas open to everyone, job or not, ID or not.

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