Storytelling Center Events

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Community Events
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African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.
Retreat!… and Advance

Shawnee, Pennsylvania
Monday through Wednesday, May 12th–14, 2014

The AFHC’s 2014 Retreat will be held admist the lush trees of Shawnee, Pennsylvania (bed and board included) and will feature expert, positive story coaching with Dr. Joyce C. Duncan — coaching designed to help you get away from your everyday cares and focus on your story.

The retreat location features an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and exercise room. There will be time during the retreat for home cooking, karaoke, trivia games, walks in a country environment, and more.

Attendees will ride a Martz Adirondack Bus to the Delaware Water Gap. (Attendees need to arrive before 2:00 p.m. and will be shuttled to the guest house.)

Registration: $100 each day (space is limited). Money orders should be made payable to African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc. and sent to:
Thelma Thomas
365 West 28th Street, Apartment 2E
New York, N.Y. 10001

Important: Payment in full is due by Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.

Stories for Inquiring Minds
You Should Have Been There
with Dee Lee & Frank Wind and Janet Carter

Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Corner of Partition & Main
Saugerties, New York
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

Contact: 1–845–246–5775

The Center for Engaged Storytelling
Salons 2014
Engaged Storytelling Events

The Center for Engaged Storytelling
814 Broadway (#3), New York City
Select evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Salons offer deep listening to stories and meaningful conversations. An  engrossing, joyful and rare event each month.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014:
Laura Simms
Unlocking Nine Locks
Story within story about healing from rape (personal  and environmental), featuring remarkable fairytales and true–life tales.

Admission: $20.00  ($15.00 for Storytelling Center members)  
Admission is limited to 25 people. 
RSVP: 1–212–674–3479

The Center for Engaged Storytelling
What a Beautiful Road: The Stories We Tell
One–day workshops developing profound storytelling skills

The Center for Engaged Storytelling
814 Broadway (#3), New York City
Select Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 17th, 2014:
Prepare to Change:  Mythic Thinking is Repair

Registration: $125.00 per day

Visit Laura Simms’ website to register for the workshops of your choice via PayPal

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.
Folks Telling Tales

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, May 6th, 2014:
Awarri, African Strategy Game
with Guest Historian Oba

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014:
Juneteenth Jubilee

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014:
True Liberation

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014:
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014:
Tales of Renewal

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014:

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014:
AFHC Tellabration!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:

Admission: $10.00
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Thelma Ruffin Thomas at 1–212–807–1570

Memories Out of the Box
Show and Tell It

Think Antiques Roadshow meeting The Moth! Bring an object and tell its story: food, clothing, paintings, jewelry etc.
Bring these and any other object that has a story to show and tell.

Third Thursday of every month:
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt (at the corner of Bergen Street), New York City
From 6:30 to 8:30p.m.

Third Saturday of every month:
PicNic Market & Café
2665 Broadway (between 101st and 102nd Streets), Upper West Side, New York City
From 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

4th Wednesday of every month:
Madame X
94 West Houston Street (between Thompson and LaGuardia Place), New York City
From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Visit the MOB Facebook and Meetup pages online (registration required for each)

Storytelling with the
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers


Scandinavia House
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, May 10th, 2014:
Scott and Johanna Hongell–Darsee
Far Away Islands, Deep Forests and Magical Gardens

Stories and music from Sweden and Finland.

Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse

Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
(between West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
A,B,C,D,E,F (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker Street).

From ancient India to Africa, from Scandinavia’s caves to California’s coast, world–renowned storytellers bring us classic and contemporary tales of love, wisdom, fearlessness and fun.

Sunday, May 4th, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.

Johanna Hongell–Darsee & Scott Darsee
The Mountain King: A Norse Legend

A young girl with too much curiosity and a strong wish to experience life meets the Mountain King — part troll, part incredibly handsome guy. This delicious version of the old Norse legend is brought to life by Swedish storyteller Johanna Hongell–Darsee and musician Scott Darsee, illustrated by Bronze Age chants, Finnish tango and Medieval ballads. It parallels the Greek story of Persephone, but this bold young woman walks right into the adventure herself. Who will rescue her? Come to the Provincetown and find out! Appropriate for adults and children 9 and older.

Admission: Free
(Theatre box office opens one hour before showtime)

David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre
Regina Ress, Producer

1–212–998–5867 or visit the program website

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street and Fifth Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturdays from June through September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Please watch this space for the Summer 2014 dates when they are finalized and announced in the Spring.

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website