What’s happening at Reach Out and Read of Greater New York?

June 8, 2024 – Walk/Run for Little Readers 2024

Join ROR GNY and the Walk/Run for Little Readers team at the Change the World NYC 5K on Saturday, June 8th! This Manhattan-based run is a fun day for the whole family. All ages are welcome to participate to walk or run the scenic Hudson River Greenway Course. Walk/Run for Little Readers is ROR GNY’s official race team that helps raise essential funds for our mission every year, empowering young children to reach their fullest potential through reading. Every dollar raised by the Walk/Run for Little Readers team* enables ROR GNY to provide books and early literacy resources for 250,000+ high-need New York families each year. With your help, we can bring the gift of reading to more children and families across greater New York. Join, or support, the team today! Click here to participate.

October 9, 2024 – 25 Years & Counting: A Book for Every Child

Save the date! ROR GNY will host its 25th Anniversary Annual Benefit on October 9, 2024 at City Winery in NYC. Tickets will be on sale to the general public in summer 2024.

The annual benefit is the largest annual event to raise funds to further the organization’s mission to incorporate books and early literacy guidance into pediatric care for young New Yorkers. Attendees will enjoy dinner, drinks, and music while honoring awardees and creating a better future for the next generation of leaders (and readers!). Join us to celebrate 25 years, and counting!

May 15-17, 2024: ROR Leadership Conference hosted in NYC

June 6, 2024: ROR GNY 2024 Award Presentation & Resource Fair! 

We are bringing in organizations from all over greater New York to share their resources and opportunities to partner to better serve the wide range of needs of the families in our community, from local library partnerships to English language classes in your area.  If you are interested in attending this in-person event, please register at this LINK.

Where: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

When: June 6, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Event Description: A time for networking with our ROR GNY community and recognizing our 2024 Award Winners. 

2024 Awards:

  • Health Equity Advocate Award- Addressing Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)
  • Advocate for Diverse Books Award
  • Jack Pace – Living, Breathing ROR GNY Award
  • Trusted Messenger Award
  • Whole Family Advocate Award
  • New Champion Coordinator Award

Confirmed Programs Attending:

  • NYPL, QPL and BPL
  • LINC
  • Literacy Partners


Join us as staff and volunteers read picture books for children ages 2-8 and their families on our Facebook page.


Workshops are offered in English and Spanish via Zoom or Facebook Live. All workshops are recorded and posted on our Parents & Families section of our website, as well as our YouTube Channel.

Quarterly Town Halls for Reach Out and Read of Greater New York clinics and hospitals are held in August, November, March, and June. Town Halls are designed for existing Reach Out and Read of Greater New York medical providers to connect and learn from each other.

Interested in joining? Please email for an invitation.