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If you have a storytelling program that you'd like to announce on this website, please contact Daniel Meyer at nycstorytelling@gmail.com.



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Terri Mateer's A Kind Shot returns in August!


Terri Mateer
A Kind Shot
Presented as part of the New York International Fringe Festival

CSV Abrazo Interno Gallery
107 Suffolk Street, New York City
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 24th, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.


Terri Mateer draws on her experiences while growing up (literately, to be six foot one) and as a professional basketball player (in France) to tell a true story and show how all of us have vulnerabilities. “No matter how strong we look or who we are, we much coach each other. We must be kind to each other.” Recommended for adult audiences due to its subject matter.

Admission (all performances): $18.00 (no late seating)
Reservations: Visit the NYIFF website (or their site for mobile devices) or Terri Mateer’s website




Out by Ten


Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

Spectrum NYC Studio
121 Ludlow Street (2nd Floor), New York City
(between Delancey and Rivington)
Select Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 28th:
KJ Denhert

A special music–only event featuring KJ Denhert — a four–time Independent Music Award nominee — who recently impressed audiences in Italy and the Czech Republic with her own blend of urban folk and jazz.

Admission: $20.00 at the door ($18 advance), including free wine and cheese
RSVP: Order tickets from Brown Paper Tickets online (seating limited)





Tammy Hall
The Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour

Imagination Playground
Ocean Ave btw Lincoln Rd and Parside Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
(MTA subway: B, Q, and S trains to Prospect Park Station)
Saturdays in August, at 2:00 p.m.

Admission: Free


New York Story Exchange
Ken Corbsie & Friends

The home of Barbara Aliprantis (NYSE founder / artistic director)
43–77 169th Street, Flushing New York
Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.



Ken is the authentic and complete Caribbean storyteller, standup comic, poetry performer, workshop leader and teller of folk tales, literary and personal stories! As always, he’ll “bring down the house” (whoa) with his wit and skewered perceptions on the social and cultural landscape we find ourselves in this day and age.
 
A long-time member of the NYSE, Ken, prior to moving from Long Island to Chapel Hill, NC with his wife Beth, was a major player in many of our productions, including a regular performer at the long-running 2nd Tuesday of the Month Series at The Cornelia Street Café, a monthly series at The South Street Seaport Museum and many of our annual November Tellabration events.

Supper (“on the house,” of course) will be served, with lots of time for great celebration and story swapping!

Barbara’s home is easily accessible by car (plenty of parking).

MTA Subway: #7 train to Flushing – Main Street
MTA Bus, Q 27, Q26 or Q 13 or 
MTA Long Island Rail Road: Port Washington Branch (20 minutes) to Broadway Station

RSVP: No later that Saturday, August 30th, to barbaraaliprantis1@gmail.com or 1–718–461–1355
(you can also request more information about the New York Story Exchange)


Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Stories for All Ages

Teardrop Park
River Terrace at Warren Street, Battery Park City, New York
Select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.



Saturday, October 25th, 2014:

Julie Pasqual
Just a Little Scary

Julie Pasqual tells exciting stories that will make you wiggle, squiggle and shout with fright and delight — just in time for Hallowe’en.

Admission: Free
Visit the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy website


Diane Wolkstein

2014 Diane Wolkstein Memorial Storytelling Celebration

Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, Conservatory Water
Central Park, 72nd Street & 5th Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturday, September 13th, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon


A special celebration of the life and legacy of the belovéd storyteller. Tellers to be determined and announced.

Admission: Free (stories suitable for ages 5 and up)

Please read this special message from Rachel Zucker before you plan to go



Tammy Hall
Summer Songs and Stories

Lefferts Historic House (Prospect Park)
452 Flatbush Ave (near Empire Boulevard), Brooklyn, New York
(MTA buses: B16 to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard, B43 to Lincoln Road,
B41 to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard)
Sundays in October, at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Contact
: 1–718–789–2822



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, September 2nd, 2014:
Tales of Renewal

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014:
Blessings

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014:
AFHC Tellabration!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:
Kwanzaa


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



REVEAL: A Storytelling Event

The Monro Pub
481 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

“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 / Host

Visit the REVEAL page on Meetup (Meetup registration required)




Storytelling with the
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers


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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, October 11th, 2014:
Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro
Heroes, Heroines, Trickery, and Laughter

The 2014–2015 season opens with Julia Morris and Ellen Shapiro telling tales of gnomes, tricksters, and other mischief–making folk from Norway, Sweden, and Iceland.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014:
Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla
A Feisty Bride, Some Hidden Huldufólk, and a Most Incredible Thing

Regina Ress and Ron Sopyla join forces to tell tales from Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.


Saturday, December 13th, 2014:
Julie DellaTorre and Rolf Stang
The Legend of the Christmas Rose / Carpenter Andersen

A special program with delicious holiday stories from Norway and Sweden.

Saturday, January 10, 2015:
Bill Gordh
Hildur, Queen of the Elves
and Other Icelandic Tales

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 up)
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or hca@amscan.org





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

Sunday, September 21st, 2014:
Laura Simms & Regina Ress
Magic in the World

Stories invite us into a universe of wilderness and transformation.  Laura Simms and Regina Ress combine true life tales of renewal and ancestors with ancient myths and a zany Romanian fairytale told by Laura’s grandmother.  Where do we find inspiration and beauty in our complicated world if not in nature and our relationship to the magic of living language carried in remarkable tales?  This program’s tapestry is woven with dedication for the children of the world and for all of us who live from the heart.   Appropriate for adults and children 9 years and older.


Sunday, October 26th, 2014:
Gerald Fierst
The Aesthetics of Horror!

From Poe to personal, Gerald Fierst tells spookylicious and horrific tales to delight and fill you with fear and awe. Gerald has traveled the world gathering terrifying tales. From San Francisco in the ’60’s to the edge of a mile wide meteor crater in the black lava flow near Zuni, New Mexico, these stories will make you rethink what is real and what is unknown. He guarantees that you will scream at least once this afternoon. Will you take the dare? Appropriate for adults and children 10 years and older.


Sunday, November 9th, 2014:
Elaine Muray
A Moveable Feast of Story

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 older.

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

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

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