|Venue name:||Poets House|
10 River Terr
|Cross street:||at Murray St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Fri 11am–7pm, Sat 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St|
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Reopened in early 2010, the Poets House Children's Room is a sunlit getaway, with views of Rockefeller Park and the Hudson River. The whimsical space is outfitted with furnishings like a canoe-shaped bookcase, an old-fashioned birdcage and antique school desks painted mustard yellow. Other accents include five manual typewriters (conveniently loaded with sheets of paper); a sturdy card catalog, now obsolete thanks to digital databases, holds bric-a-brac like wooden eggs, shark teeth and pressed leaves—all meant to spark youngsters’ poetic imaginations. The inviting space holds frequent programs for children.