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Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

Friday, December 9th, 2016:

Get Naughty, It’s Nice
w/James Braly, Stephanie Summerfield and Kate Tellers
Music by the Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal
(Open mic to follow)

Advisory: For mature audiences only due to subject matter and language

Admission: $25.00 ($20 in advance online), includes beverages

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Laura Simms

In Praise of Light
An Evening of Storytelling and Music
with Steve Gorn and Harry Einhorn

New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, New York City
Saturday, December 10th, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Make plans for an evening of healing and joy, as storyteller Laura Simms and musicians Steve Gorn (on bamboo flutes) and Harry Einhorn (singing devotional songs) weave a magical oral tapestry as only they can.

Laura’s narrative thread will lead you through the darkest places where we have to reach into the depths of our humanity to come back into the light, reconnect with Nature and the world of spirit, and re–awaken our joy and sense of purpose. Come expecting true to life tales and an outrageous fairy tale with sublime music.

Admission: $35.00 ($25.00 for Open Center members)
Register online or call 1–212–219–2527, extension 2 (ask for course no.16FAP63P)

The Art of Listening
A three–session workshop

New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street, New York City
Thursdays, December 1st, 8th and 15th, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

“I did not know when we scheduled this class how vital this would be for our well being and peace of mind in a time of chaos and profound change in our country.  In this class we will explore the sacred art of listening: to the world around us,  to our inner wisdom, and to others.  Let us radiate fearless compassion.  Mastering this skill can be a transformative and rewarding experience in our life. It can be the key to being present in the moment, to enhancing our relationships, and to becoming peacemakers in our communities, regardless of circumstance.” — Laura Simms.

Registration: $95.00 for all three sessions ($70.00 for Open Center members)
Register online or call 1–212–219&ndashl2527, extension 2 (ask for course no. 16FPS31T)

Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
at Scandinavia House

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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, December 10th, 2016:
Rolf Stang and Robin Bady
Santa’s Toy Maker and Other Winter Holiday Stories

Robin Bady and Rolf Stang join forces to tell Alf Prøysen’s “Carpenter Andersen” and other delightful holiday stories to light up this darkest time of the year. Snuggle up in Scandinavia House’s cozy library for some magical tales told by two wonderful tellers.

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

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin’ 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.

Watch this space for the next Folks Tellin’ Tales event to be announced.

Admission: $10.00

Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at 1–212–862–3680

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).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

The Fall 2016 series has ended. Please watch this page for the Winter/Spring 2017 dates to be announced.

David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer

Admission: Free (seating is limited, and the box office opens one hour before each performance).
Contact: 1–212–998–5867

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen

Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street & 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 2017 line–up to be announced next year.

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and make a donation with PayPal to support the Center’s activities

This series is sponsored by the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc., and is produced with the participation of the Central Park Conservancy and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.