100th Birthday – Parks

NYC parks are a natural spot for introducing youngsters to Ezra’s words and art Young Artists Workshop in Rockefeller Park, NYC, October 1, 2016 Each session in this workshop series produced by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, focuses on the work of a different artist. This week preschoolers and parents learned about Ezra Jack Keats, […]

100th Birthday – Special Events

Ezra Jack Keats 100th Birthday Blowout Weekend, June 9-11, 2016 Book Giveaway What a weekend! It started on Thursday with an outdoor book giveaway at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Kickoff at Grand Army Plaza. We had a store of Keats books donated by Penguin Random House as well as recent titles from the […]

100th Birthday – Museums

From kids’ parties to art exhibits, museums found myriad ways to commemorate Keats Louisiana Children’s Museum, New Orleans, October 15, 2016 Ezra Jack Keats’s 100th Birthday Celebration aimed to spark imaginations with Keats stories and snowy day crafts, party hats, goggles and more. The Jewish Museum, NYC, July 14, 2016 “Ezra Jack Keats: A Centennial […]

100th Birthday – Special Events

Keats Birthday Read-a-thon, March 11, 2016 To celebrate Ezra’s actual birth date, we invited some of our favorite children’s authors and illustrators to New York’s top children’s bookstore, Books of Wonder, to read Keats stories to the second-graders of nearby P.S. 11. There were nine readers over three sessions, plus animated videos. All the readers signed […]

100th Birthday – Schools

Inventive teachers turned their students’ work into wonderful birthday gifts to Ezra Naming Ceremony, Ezra Jack Keats Pre-K Center, December 12, 2016 After the District 28 Pre-K Center in Queens, NY, was renamed for Ezra Jack Keats, teachers and staff went all out to honor their favorite children’s author. Each class at one of the […]