Queens has long been impressively, inspiringly diverse; so, too, is the literary community of the borough, which is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. With that in mind, the inaugural Queens Book Festival will offer an array of panels, children’s story time readings, a vast book market and a wide range of activities suited to families and folks of every age. The event—which hopes to address literacy rates among the youngest Queens residents—is open to the entire community. Note: This event takes place at Kaufman Astoria Studios. For more information, visit queensbookfestival.nyc.