Mr. Andersen welcomes you this Sumer.
Image ©2010 Philip David Morgan / Perennial Alice.

Now we are sixty…

The Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers will be back in Central Park for a new summer season starting on Saturday, June 4th. This year will mark the 60th Anniversary of great stories told at the Andersen Statue (Conservatory Water, located at the 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance to Central Park). It is New York’s longest lasting family program of genuine oral tales from around the world, and it features a variety of the best traditional tellers, musicians, youth tellers and more.

Sixty years later, it is still free to one and to all. Please come join us for a summer of great stories every Saturday, starting on June 4th and continuing until after September 24th. (The monthly series at Scandinavia House will resume in October.)

Come see the full schedule now!

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Our Mission

The Storytelling Center is an organization devoted to promoting excellence in storytelling, to increasing public awareness of storytelling as an art form, and to providing opportunities for all people who are interested in storytelling — opportunities to share resources, learn skills, meet storytellers, and explore stories of enduring meaning.

In pursuit of these goals, it engages in a range of activities including but not limited to:

• workshops on the various aspects of the art of storytelling;
• online networking (including our website);
• meetings at which members can tell stories and hear other tellers; and
• special projects such as storytelling festivals, study and research projects, concerts by master storytellers, or any similar project that the Board feels relates to its statement of purpose.

Join Us as a Member!

If you'd like to become a member of the Storytelling Center, or renew your membership, please send a check or money order for $40.00 (US funds only) along with your contact information to:
Storytelling Center
c/o April Armstrong
5550 Fieldston Road, #4F
Bronx, New York 10471

Checks and money orders should be made payable to The Storytelling Center of New York City. Please do not send cash through the mail.
Please make sure to include your contact information so that we can send you a membership card.

Your membership dues will allow us to continue running storytelling performances, swaps, and workshops, and to keep planning the many other kinds of programs we’ve been organizing for the past thirty years.
Beginning this year, anyone who becomes a member of the Storytelling Center of New York City can schedule one coaching session with an experienced storyteller.

Thank you for your support of storytelling in New York!