Reading and Watercolor Workshop
10:00 AM10:00

Reading and Watercolor Workshop

Come join us in the garden for a reading of Pinocchio: The Origin Story and a watercolor workshop with Italian author-illustrator Alessandro Sanna! 


Born in 1975, Alessandro Sanna is considered one of Italy's leading contemporary illustrators. He has earned wide recognition across Europe as an illustrator and author, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker. He is a prolific and popular creator of illustrated books for children and readers of all ages and has received many awards and had many exhibitions. He lives and works in Mantua, Italy.

Books will be available for purchase at the event—stick around to get yours signed & personalized by the author!

Hosted by Enchanted Lion Books and The 61 Franklin Street Garden 

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Children After School Classes
3:30 PM15:30

Children After School Classes

We are excited to announce another year of kids classes in the garden! 

Classes will be held every Tuesday starting May 1st and run until June 19th. We will have two sets of classes for ages 4-5 from 3:30 - 4:15pm and ages 6-9 from 4:30 - 5:30pm. Teacher Alison Schuettinger will be leading our classes once again. 

About Our Teacher: 

Alison Schuettinger is a Sustainability Coach at P.S 31 with National Wildlife Federation and holds a position as Adjunct Faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. She is a passionate educator and facilitator experienced teaching all age ranges from PreK to University students and adult staff. Alison Schuettinger is driven by sustaining that which is free and wild, including ourselves. She received a Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts in Psychology and Post-Master’s Certificate in Sustainable Strategies from The New School.


Classes are currently full. Thank you to everyone who signed up or were interested in the classes!




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