Esther Crow has been a guest story hour reader at Bank Street Book Store, every other Thursday, since October, 2016. She reads stories in very animated fashion, and incorporates original music and hand-made puppets (by Jeff Lewonczyk). Esther also performs at venues, schools and kids stores all over town, and is available for birthday parties! (For more information and rates, email:

Upcoming Appearances:
The Ellington in the Park (105th and Riverside-- the lower level of the park): Sunday July July 23rd- 3pm *FREE* 
Governor's Island as part of the Paper House (more info coming soon): August 6th, 2pm- *FREE*

Past Appearances:

Bank Street Bookstore
Pipsqueak Children’s Shop- Friday, June 9th at 4pm
Jerome Park Library- Wednesday, June 21st at 3pm (Make Music NY Day

Book Culture on Columbus
Jane’s Exchange 
t.b.d. Brooklyn (as part of Townsquare’s Egg Hunt Party)
A.C.T. Nursery School (Cathedral St. John the Divine)
PS 165’s Spring Festival

Starting Monday, June 5th, Esther will be teaching drop-in (“come when you can”) music classes at 10:30 a.m. at the Great Hill in Central Park. This class is ideal for parents who love eclectic music, and want to expose their children to a variety of genres, including: rock, funk, soul, disco, surf, jazz, and even classical. During each class, we’ll open with a “warm up”, sing along to recorded songs (or a capella), play percussive instruments, learn rhythmic patterns, move like animals (or imaginary creatures and robots), and end with “free-style” dancing. 

Each class is 45 minutes, open to kids 0-5 years old (accompanied by an adult), and the first one is always FREE ($20- cash only- thereafter. $10 for each additional sibling). Enter the park at 108th and Central Park West, and follow the upward path, to the right, until you reach the Great Hill. You’ll see a circular path around a big, grassy area. Bring a small blanket to sit on, and look for the purple balloon, under a tree, on the left side of the hill! 

Classes are limited to 18 people (kids and grownups combined). So get there early, and let’s get FUNKY!