Storytelling Center Events
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Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), New York
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Described on CBC Radio as "an incredible feat of
storytelling," The Dark Fantastic is the wild,
surrealistic tale of an epic reunion between mother and child.
Reminiscent of the styles of Tim Burton, Terry Gilliam, Joe Frank,
and David Lynch, it portrays a world that is as fantastical as it
is comically mundane, and as terrifying as it is alive with
Admission: $15.00, $12.00 (seating is limited)
Reservations: Order tickets
My Story, Your Story, Our
An introduction to the Art
149–19 38th Avenue, Flushing, New York
Tuesday Evenings, October 21st & 28th and November 4th, 2014,
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.
Everyone has a story to tell. Master storyteller Barbara Aliprantis
will coach you in developing an anecdote or image into a story that
you can share with others at your holiday gatherings. Explore
techniques and ways to shape stories that will engage listeners.
This three–session workshop culminates in a showcase on November
16th for family, friends and the community at large.
For those using MTA mass transit: Take the 7 subway train
(eastbound) to Main Street then get a short bus ride: the Q15 or
Q15A bus in front of Macy’s on Roosevelt Avenue to 150th and
Roosevelt, or the Q13 or Q28 a block away on 39th Avenue to
Northern and 149th Place.
Alternately, the Museum is about ten blocks east from the Main
Street Station walking along Roosevelt, and then turn left a block
to 38th Avenue at 149th Street.
For Long Island Rail Road passengers from Penn Station: You will be
less than 20 minutes to Murray Hill Station on the Port Washington
Line, followed by a short walk to the Voelker–Orth Museum on 38th
Registration (all sessions together): $15.00 ($12.00 for
VOM Members and students, seated strictly limited)
RSVP: email@example.com or
Five Boro Story
Stories of Growing Up on the
Lower East Side
56 East 1st Street, New York City
(MTA subway: F
train to 2nd Avenue)
Friday, November 7th, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Come on a journey through Lower East Side history with tales from
childhood in a place densely packed with history and humanity,
bustling with danger and adventure, and find out why growing up on
the LES is more fun — and has been through the decades!
The evening will feature stories about coming of age on the LES
from Dom Ferraro, Jan Lee, Will Lee, Ray Muñoz, Eljon Wardally, and
Royal Young. The Downtown Arts band The Bowery Birds will provide
music inspired by LES history. Open mic time will folow.
Admission: $5.00 suggested donation
This program is the fifth installment in the Neighborhood
Portrait Series, commissioned by The Laundromat Project’s
Create Change program.
Five Boro Story
75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, New York
Saturday, December 13th, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:30
Building off of August's Summers on Staten Island program,
FBSP returns to the Staten Island Museum this winter with more
borough–inspired stories, poetry, and music. Details to be
announced and posted.
Five Boro Story
40–19 Gleane Street, Queens, New York
Sunday, January 18th, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The third installment of Queens Documented will have a social
justice focus in honor of Marin Luther King, Jr. Day. As always,
this participatory event invites you to share your stories,
memories and reflections on Queens. Details to be announced
Storytelling at the
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless
Sunday, November 9th, 2014:
A Moveable Feast of
Elaine Muray's unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime
and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that
create rich, memorable characters. A jaguar growls, a horse
approaches and rears, a Maori warrior fends off a monster. Having
trained with some of the masters in physical theatre (including the
legendary Tony Montanaro), Elaine’s performances breathe new life
into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal
stories particularly tuned for this magical time of the year.
Appropriate for adults and children 8 years and
Admission: Free (box office opens one hour before
David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational
Regina Ress, Producer
Contact: 1–212–998–5867 or visit the program
African Folk Heritage Circle,
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street, New York City)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014:
AFHC Tellabration!™ (guest artists to be
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy
with journalist / filmmaker Antoine Craigwell
(You Are Not Alone)
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Thelma Ruffin Thomas at 1–212–807–1570
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
58 Park Avenue, New York City
(four blocks south of Grand Central Station)
Select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Some of New York's most famous storytellers bring to life exciting
tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from
Scandinavia and the far North.
Saturday, November 8th, 2014:
Regina Ress and Ron
A Feisty Bride, Some Hidden Huldufólk, and a Most
Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell tales from Denmark,
Norway, and Iceland.
Saturday, December 13th, 2014:
and Rolf Stang
The Legend of
the Christmas Rose / Carpenter Andersen
A special program with delicious holiday stories from Norway and
Saturday, January 10, 2015:
of the Elves and Other Icelandic
A full hour of trolls, elves, and even Hidden People (and some of
the folks they meet), told by Bill Gordh and his banjo.
Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A showcase for storytellers
Spectrum NYC Studio
121 Ludlow Street (2nd Floor), New York City
Delancey and Rivington)
Select Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise
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The Monro Pub
481 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 8:30 to 10:30
“I have found a home to tell stories in twice a month and I'd like
to invite you to join me. Sometimes there will be themes, sometimes
I will encourage you to come out and just tell your best story. Our
home is located at a bar in Park Slope called the Monro Pub. We
will meet there every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 9 p.m.
We will drink, tell stories and connect with each other. I
encourage writers, comedians or just anyone who has a story to
tell.” — Desirée Taranto, Organizer /
Visit the REVEAL
page on Meetup (Meetup registration required)