Storytelling Center Events

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Gotham Storytelling Festival

Martin Dockery
The Dark Fantastic

Under St. Marks Theater
94 St. Marks Place (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A), New York City
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 wonder.

Admission: $15.00, $12.00 (seating is limited)
Reservations: Order tickets online

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

Five Boro Story Project
LES is More
Stories of Growing Up on the Lower East Side

City Lore
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 Project
Staten Island Stories

Staten Island Museum
75 Stuyvesant Place, Staten Island, New York
view travel directions)
Saturday, December 13th, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

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 Project
Queens Documented

Terrazza 7
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 and posted.

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, 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

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

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)

Please watch this page for the next Out by Ten event to be announced.

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)