In commemoration of 9/11 and its 14th anniversary, the Brooke Jackman Foundation (BJF), a children’s literacy organization that has donated more than 250,000 books to children and families in need since its founding in 2001, will celebrate literacy and hope at the 6th Annual BJF Read-a-thon.
Featuring special guest readers, including Dora the Explorer voice Fatima Ptacek, NYC Weatherman Mr. G and NYC Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, this free public event for children and families will celebrate the positive, transformative power of literacy. Broadway actors from the Screen Actors Guild Foundation BookPALS will also be on hand to lead theatrical readings, including Chad Kimball, Seanmichael Rodgers and Bobby Nathaniel Anderson.
Who: Fatima Ptacek, Voice of Dora the Explorer
Mr. G, NYC Weatherman
Daniel Nigro, Commissioner of New York City Fire Department
Stephanie Calmenson, celebrated children’s author
Erin Jackman, executive director, Brooke Jackman Foundation
Chad Kimball, Tony-nominated actor,SAG Foundation BookPAL
Seanmichael Rodgers, SAG Foundation BookPAL
Bobby Nathaniel Anderson, SAG Foundation BookPAL
When: Saturday, September 12, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble Tribeca
97 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007