Events for Kids & Teens

Past Events

May 2021

Sunday, May 30 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed via Crowdcast

Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families

Taptap Krik? Krak! Books and Music for Families. Storytelling with Muriel Johnson, Jude Joseph, Charlot Lucien, and Paula C. Pean. Books with Angie Bell, Tico Armand, Danielle Joseph, OliGa, and Imane Kernizan. Music with Inez Barlatier. Cooking with Nadege Fleurimond. Hosted by Mahalia Solages.  Includes a special segment with the Haitian Ladies Network. Download and color your own taptap for a chance to win a book and be featured in the next episode of Taptap Krik? Krak! Deadline: May 23.…

April 2021

Saturday, April 24 @ 11:00 am
Livestreamed

The Koubek Center Presents Picnic de Libros ¡en casa!

Along with Fundación Cuatrogatos and Miami Book Fair, the Koubek Center has re-imagined our Storybook Picnics as virtual events, encouraging kids to create their personal version of the picnics at home while joining us on our virtual picnic. This monthly 30-minute bilingual multidisciplinary event aims to interest kids in literature and the arts through storytelling, poems, children’s theatre, tongue twisters, mime and circus performances, riddles, and music. Kids can join each Picnic via Facebook Live and invite their favorite stuffed animals,…

November 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey; Dreamers; A Different Pond;…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care,…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe;…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate 3D printed hypno-rings from the Captain Underpants series.…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cirko Teatro

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 towards animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to take part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world renown, “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga”,…

TBD More Info

Cirko Teatro

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conecta Miami Arts

Conecta Miami Arts brings to life beloved children’s fairytales from around the world. These bilingual, immersive street-theatre pieces celebrate friendship, courage, and imagination. They also address the questions every fan of fairytales is dying to know, such as: How did Peter Pan first get to Neverland? Why isn’t the cat part of the Chinese Zodiac?…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Encantos Media

Join Encantos Media to read and color from their various book collections: Emmy-nominated, award-winning baby brand Canticos makes learning fun with bilingual books, digital apps and sign-alongs. Learn about the many cultural wonders of the world through the Tiny Travelers Book Series and their Day of the Dead-inspired collection Skeletitos. Meet Ricky Chickie the Puppet, enjoy a reading from author Susie Jaramillo, and leave Encantos’ culturally-inspired tent with stickers,…

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Encantos Media

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!

Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth.  Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

Award-Winning Readings: National Book Award Nominees: Young People’s Literature

The National Book Foundation’s National Book Awards recognize some of the most outstanding works of young people’s literature published in the U.S. each year. Moderated by Rita Mayer, Miami Dade Public Library System Children’s Librarian.   Jason Reynolds, Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Hal Schrieve, Out of Salem Colleen AF Venable & Ellen T. Crenshaw, Kiss Number 8 Sponsored by …

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
MDC Live Arts Lab
300 N.E. Second Avenue (Bldg. 1, 1st floor), Miami, FL 33132 United States

On the Come Up: Women Who Slay

Join us for a conversation with powerhouses Brittany Morris and Angie Thomas! Slay follows a teen game developer as she battles a real-life troll intent on ruining the Black-Panther-inspired video game she created and the safe community it represents. On the Come Up follows Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, she no longer just wants to make it—she has to.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

The Busk Stop

The Busk Stop: The bus stop has been taken over by buskers! Enjoy a street-savvy array of DJs, musicians, and dancers all afternoon long. Located at the bus stop on NE 1st Avenue (the back of Children’s Alley). 12 p.m. – Jam to the music of DJ Brian Jones, resident DJ at Wood Tavern in Wynwood and The O.G. in Delray 1 p.m. – Musicall brings the concert hall to Miami Book Fair. 2 p.m. – El Bosque Encantado, presented by Latin Grammy-nominated band Colectivo Animal.…

TBD More Info

The Busk Stop

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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; Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey; Dreamers; A Different Pond;…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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! Step into the world of expert care at this year’s Children’s Alley and become part of UHealth Jackson Teddy Bear Care,…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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, Mambo King; She Sang Promise, Amelia Earhart.  Presented in partnership with HistoryMiami.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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; The Soul of Mbira: Music and Traditions of the Shona People of Zimbabwe;…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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. MDC’s Maker Lab will generate 3D printed hypno-rings from the Captain Underpants series.…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

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; Interrupting Chicken; Life Doesn’t Frighten Me; Oh No! Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World; Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes;

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Cirko Teatro

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 towards animals. This participatory experience will engage children to meet a host of four-legged creatures, jugglers, and clowns, and to take part of an adventure that teaches them about compassion, respect, and love for one another. Founded in 2015 by the Mexican American Council (MAC) and under the direction of the world renown, “Mariachi Los Mora Arriaga”,…

TBD More Info

Cirko Teatro

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Conecta Miami Arts

Conecta Miami Arts brings to life beloved children’s fairytales from around the world. These bilingual, immersive street-theatre pieces celebrate friendship, courage, and imagination. They also address the questions every fan of fairytales is dying to know, such as: How did Peter Pan first get to Neverland? Why isn’t the cat part of the Chinese Zodiac?…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

FIU Mobile STEAM Festival

The Florida International University College of Arts, Science & Education Mobile STEAM Festival will spark your curiosity in planets Earth’s greatest stories.  Join our Mobile STEAM Festival as we put the spirit of discovery in your hands with activities such as air-propelled rockets, marine-focused VR goggles, human electricity circuits and more!…

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Where’s Waldo?: A Scavenger Hunt at Miami Book Fair!

Join the festival-wide search for the world’s most famous missing person. For the chance to win a deluxe Where’s Waldo? prize pack, pick up a Where’s Waldo? postcard at the Children’s Alley info booth.  Use the postcard to record details about where you spot him. Once you’ve located Waldo in all three of his hiding places, write your name, address, and email on the postcard and submit it at the Children’s Alley info booth. Good luck and good hunting!…

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