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Five Boro Story Project
Queens Documented

Terraza 7
40–19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, New York
Sunday, October 19th, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

The second installment of Queens Documented features more true stories and music inspired by Queens. You are also invited to share your stories and reflections during the Open Mic. Featured performers to be announced. Produced in association with SEVA.

Admission: Free

Barbara Aliprantis
My Story, Your Story, Our Stories
An introduction to the Art of Storytelling

Voelker–Orth Museum
149–19 38th Avenue, Flushing, New York
Tuesday Evenings, October 21st & 28th and November 4th, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Family Showcase:
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 Street.

Registration (all sessions together): $15.00 ($12.00 for VOM Members and students, seated strictly limited)
RSVP: or 1–718–359–6227

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. (unless otherwise scheduled)

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.:
Love, Lust and Loss

This month’s Out by Ten showcase focuses on love, lust and loss as seen through the voices of Moth–SLAM Champions Kate Greathead (Michael Apted’s Up Series in America) and Micaela Blei, both featured on Public Radio Exchange (PRX)’s Moth Story Hour. Music will be provided by Cassandra Kubinski (famed for her signature song “Not So Different”) and pianist Jeremy Jordan.

Admission: $20.00 ($18.00 if purchased in advance), including free wine and cheese
Reservations: Reserve seats at Brown Paper Tickets online

Five Boro Story Project
Stories at Sunset

Sunset Park Recreation Center
7th Avenue between 43rd & 44th Street, Brooklyn, New York
Friday, October 24th, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

An extravaganza of stories, art, and dance performances inspired by Sunset Park. You are also welcome to share your own stories, memories, and anecdotes during the Open Forum which will follow. Performers to be announced. Produced with the participation of Turning Point.

Admission: Free

This event is the fourth installment in the Neighborhood Portrait Series, commissioned by the Laundromat Project‘s Create Change program.


United Solo™ Theatre Festival
Sunita Mukhi
The Devi Diva Triad

Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York City
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

The inimitable Sunita S. Mukhi inhabits the personas of three quirky, irreverent and powerful fictive-mythic divas who entice, scold and shimmer: The high priestess Vulvita Devi who invites you into the Garden of Eden;  Lady Liberty, who really falls in love this time; and Mama Sita, the paragon of Hindu womanhood, who takes care of business, as she only can! 

Three Goddesses, Three Revelations, The One and Only Sunita!

Co–directed with Angel Desai, with lighting designed by Sophie Talmadge Silleck.

Admission: $19.25 (includes a $1.25 theatre restoration charge)
Order tickets online or call Telecharge® at 1–212–239–6200
(tell the operator that you are ordering United Solo™ Theatre Festival tickets at
Theatre Row/The Studio Theatre and give the show, the date, and the time).


Pippa White at the United Solo™ Theatre Festival
Produced by One’s Company

Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York City

The Nebraska–based actress/storyteller returns to New York and the United Solo™ Festival for two special evenings.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.:
Voices from the Resistance

They were ordinary people: shopkeepers, factory workers, housewives, bakers, farmers, teachers, auto mechanics. They worked in France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia — wherever the Nazis were, they were there, too — soldiers, but not in uniform. Together they were fighting an underground war against Adolf Hitler. They risked their lives to cripple the Third Reich. And they did. Their stories are harrowing — and true.

Order tickets for this show online

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m.:
Voices from Ellis Island

It was called “the golden door” and “the front door to freedom.” Sometimes it was “the Island of Hope.” Other times, “the Island of Tears.” For millions of immigrants, it was their first experience of life in America. Meet Fanny, Rifka, Luigi, Vera, and others as they confront Ellis Island. Their stories are true.

Preview the show

Order tickets for this show online

Admission (each show):
$19.25 (includes a $1.25 theatre restoration charge)
Order online (using the links above) or call Telecharge® at 1–212–239–6200
(tell the operator that you are ordering United Solo™ Theatre Festival tickets at
Theatre Row/The Studio Theatre and give the show, the date, and the time).

Pippa White appears courtesy of the Actor’s Equity Association.

Hallowe’en Remixed!

Flushing Town Hall
137–35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, New York
Friday, October 31st, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

You’re invited to a celebration of Hallowe’en and All Saints Day (and even el Dí de los Muertos) with such activities as mask making, Mexican sugar skull making (yes), All Saints Day medallion making, and — yes — storytelling. Suitable for all ages.

Admission: Free
Contact: 1–718–463–7700 (extension 222)

New York City Storytelling Salon
Laura Simms
Ghost Stories
with guest tellers Regina Ress & Robin Bady

Center for Engaged Storytelling
814 Broadway (#3), New York City
Friday, October 31st, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

There is nothing more haunting then combining true life encounters with ghosts and spirits with traditional tales of invisible beings, often hidden, brought to light in the event of All Hallow's Eve when the boundaries between worlds is open.   Come after the Hallowe’en Parade, or arrive early with wine and cakes. Guest musicians to be announced.

Registration: $15.00 (limited to 20 attendees)
RSVP: 1–212–674–3479

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, 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

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

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.

: 1–718–789–2822

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

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, November 11th, 2014:
AFHC Tellabration!(guest artists to be announced)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014:

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015:

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy
with journalist / filmmaker Antoine Craigwell (You Are Not Alone)

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

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, 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.

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

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)