FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities.
Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by …

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging.   …

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! …

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, …

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; …

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley
The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. …

Fun Room: Tot Time Play and Learn

Sing, dance, learn yoga poses and paint with us and your favorite storybook characters! Arts for Learning (A4L)’s incredible Teaching Artists are ready to take little ones on wild adventures through stories set in jungles, forests, and busy city streets, sparking creative learning and bringing the art of storytelling to life. Featured Books: Abiyoyo; Giraffes Can’t Dance; Interrupting Chicken; Life Doesn’t Frighten Me;

Author Andrea Beaty

When her Abuelo gets hurt, Sofia asks City Hall to turn the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, only to be told she’s just a kid. Down but not out, she sets out to prove what one kid can do in the Questioneers: Sofia Valdez, Future Prez! …

Author David Yoon

Desperate to be with his white girlfriend without his Korean parents finding out, Frank fake-dates his friend, who is in a similar bind. But now he’s left wondering whether he really knows anything about love—or himself—in Frankly in Love. …

Author Liz Braswell

In Stuffed, Clark’s mom attempts to rid the house of stuffies, which protect the house at night. Does Clark’s grandma-made sock animal, Foon, have what it takes to rid Clark’s house of all its monsters? …

Author Mónica Rodríguez

La tía Clío y la máquina de escribir cuenta las aventuras vividas por una niña cuando sale en busca de un tesoro junto a su tía Clío, una mujer intrépida y un tanto fuera de lo común.
Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos, el Departamento de Educación Bilingüe y Lenguas Extranjeras de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado Miami Dade y Ediciones Ekaré.

Illustrator Ramón París

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
La caimana, libro álbum con texto de María Eugenia Manrique e ilustraciones de Ramón París, narra la historia real de un hombre que “adopta” a un pequeño caimán en los campos de Venezuela. Cuando el animal crece, forma parte de su familia y los niños del barrio se divierten con él.
Con el apoyo de la Fundación Cuatrogatos,

Teen Poetry Showcase

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue
Teen Poetry Showcase featuring the powerful voices of Miami’s best budding new poets AK Kirkland, Kayra Serpenguzel, Christopher Badillo, Nasir Sims, and Lamaria Washington from Dranoff’s Piano Slam and writers from MBF’s Speak Up: Teen Poetry and Performance Program Alexandra Ceballos, Mitch Poole, Jessica Elkins, Jose Arriaza, Maria Arango, Melly Lopez, and Nathaniel Gordon. …

The Busk Stop

Join PATH (Preserving, Archiving & Teaching Hip Hop Inc) for a participatory experience centered around the five main creative elements of Hip Hop: Bboy/Bgirl dance, DJ, Graffiti Art, MC/Rap, and Knowledge. Enjoy a showcase of PATH’s OURstory, a series of creative, site-based art-making experiences that explore the intersection of identity and community through the lens of a city in transition. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley). …

Author Maulik Pancholy

When he starts middle school, Rahul’s grandfather gives him advice: “Find one thing you’re really good at and become THE BEST AT IT.” But what if he discovers he isn’t the best at anything? …

Author John Fitzgerald

El robo real que nunca fue y Qué problema con mi nombre son libros que apuestan por estilos diferentes, pero vinculados por el humor. El primero es una historia detectivesca con personajes animales y el segundo tiene como protagonista a un niño que descubre que un nuevo alumno de su salón de clases se llama igual que él. …

UNISTIQ

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue
Slammin’ sounds from alumni of Miami’s high-impact arts-based mentoring program Guitars Over Guns. …

WLRN’s Florida Round-Up Live!

Northwest corner of N.E. 3rd Street and 2nd Avenue
Here’s your chance to see a panel of Florida’s top journalists discuss the news — as they do every Friday on WLRN live — and in person! …

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities.
Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by …

FUN ROOM: The Paintbox: Home is Where the Heart Is

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Read, imagine, and create! The Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College invites young readers to create unique pieces of art inspired by five delightfully poignant children’s books. Through activity prompts designed to spark their imagination, children will thoughtfully engage with award-winning stories that explore important concepts such as home, empathy, and belonging. Featured Books: La Frontera; …

Fun Room: Healthy Bodies, Happy Kids & UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Want to get healthy and stay that way? You’ve come to the right place! Learn how to get rid of germs, especially on your teeth! You’ll want to show off those pearly whites after dental hygienists and their puppets teach you the right way to brush. Learn about good nutrition so you can grow healthy and strong! …

Fun Room: One World, Many Stories

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Bring your imaginary passports and join us on a literary journey as we read stories about different people who had an impact in history, music, and art. Learn about Betty Mae Jumper, James John Audubon, Harriet Tubman and many more. Featured books: I am Jazz; She Persisted; The Boy Who Drew Birds; Tito Puente, …

Fun Room: The Rhythm Factory

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Sing-a-long, move, and groove! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport and go on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia! Featured books: I Love My Baby Berimbau: An Introduction to the Berimbau in Capoeira; Dundun: The Talking Drum of the Yoruba People of South-West Nigeria; …

Fun Room: Tinker, Make, Innovate!

Lower plaza of Children’s Alley
The Tinker, Make, Innovate! programming encourages youth to shape the worlds around them with cutting-edge tech tools and maker-centered learning activities. Moonlighter Makerspace will teach kids how to expose light-sensitive paper through different designs based on the characters and themes of the book What is Light, while Learn 01 will teach them how to use virtual reality and 3D modeling techniques to explore digital worlds. …

Fun Room: Tot Time Play and Learn

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Sing, dance, learn yoga poses and paint with us and your favorite storybook characters! Arts for Learning (A4L)’s incredible Teaching Artists are ready to take little ones on wild adventures through stories set in jungles, forests, and busy city streets, sparking creative learning and bringing the art of storytelling to life. Featured Books: Abiyoyo; Giraffes Can’t Dance;

Pop-up, Roaming Performances, and Special Activities

Cirko Teatro presents the local favorite “El show de Enriqueta y Agapito,” a puppet-theatre performance in Spanish that focuses on environmental awareness and kindness toward animals. This participatory experience will engage children, introducing them to a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and inviting them on an adventure that will teach them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. …

CARIBBEAN WRITERS: RACE, GENDER, AND REPRESENTATION

Caribbean writers often occupy a space of hybridity, between worlds, so that they often engage with writing through the lenses of their perceived “otherness,” exploring the biases and inherited classifications, and the implications of writing from the margins. M.J. Fievre (Haiti), Candice Carty-Williams (Jamaica), Kevin Adonis Browne (Trinidad), and Jaquira Diaz (Puerto-Rico) will consider how, even as they honor each other’s identities, …

FUN ROOM: Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures

Upper plaza of Children’s Alley
Explore the ocean with Royal Caribbean! Join us for undersea adventures and other nautical fun! Little ones can play, too, with hands-on, ocean-themed activities.
Activities all weekend long in Royal Caribbean’s Ocean of Adventures are sponsored by …