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Stories at the
of Hans Christian Andersen
Central Park — Conservatory Water
72nd Street & Fifth Avenue, New York City
Saturday mornings until the end of September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12
Come join us in Central Park for an annual Summer tradition, now in
its 59th season! Every week a different teller (or two, or more…)
will be telling folk stories, fairy tales, mythological fables, and
more &madsh; besides the fairy tales of Mr. Andersen, of course
— come light rain or shine! The stories are suitable for
children of five years and up.
Monitors: Laura Simms and Regina Ress
August 1st: Marc Young — “Clever Fools”
Joy Kelly — “A Wonderful Story” (India)
August 8th: Navida Stein — “The Magic
Fish” (Brothers Grimm)
Julie Della Torre — “Hans Clodhopper” (H.C.
August 15th: Megan Hicks — “The Goblin
and the Grocer” (H.C. Andersen)
Regina Ress — “I’m Tipingee, She’s Tipingee, We’re
Tipingee Too” (Haitian)
August 22nd: Ron Sopyla — “The Snow
Queen” (H.C. Andersen)
Rita Auerbach — “The Three Aunts”
August 29th: Luann Adams — “Blue Faience
Judith Heineman — “Momotaro” (Japanese)
Monitor: Jean Hale
September 5th: Heather Forest — “Red and
Blue Coat” (Congolese)
Peninnah Schram — “Wisdom for Sale” (Jewish)
September 12th: A celebration of Diane Wolkstein
with Rachel Zucker and friends (guests to be
September 19th: Jim May — “Owl”
Peter Stevenson — “The Ointment” (Welsh)
September 26th: The Ugly Duckling's Birthday
Party with Rolf Stang (as H.C.
Laura Simms — “The Ugly Duckling” (H.C.
Jean Hale — “Goose and Duck” (Tad Hills)
(refreshments will be served following the
Parents and guardians are requested to sit with their children
during the story hour.
Laura Simms, artistic director
Sponsored by the Hans Christian
Andersen Storytelling Center, Inc.
in cooperation with the City of New York Department of Parks &
Recreation and the Central Park
Please support the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center with
your donations via PayPal
The Ezra Jack Keats Story
Ocean Avenue (between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue), Brooklyn,
(MTA subway: B, Q, and S trains to Prospect
Saturdays in August at 2:00 p.m.
Summer Songs and
Lefferts Historic House (Prospect Park)
452 Flatbush Avenue (near Empire Boulevard), Brooklyn, New
(MTA buses: B16 to Ocean Avenue and Empire
Boulevard, B43 to Lincoln Road,
B41 to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard)
Sundays in August at 3:00 p.m.
Battery Park City Parks
for All Ages
Northend Avenue and Warren Street
Battery City Park, New York City
Select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 31st, 2015:
African Folk Heritage Circle,
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, August 4th, 2015:
A Tribute to Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at
A showcase for storytellers
Spectrum NYC Studio
121 Ludlow Street (2nd Floor), New York City
Delancey and Rivington)
Select Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise
Please watch this space for the next Out by
Ten event to be announced.
Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
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.
Please watch this space for the Fall 2015 dates to be
Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and
Contact: 1–212–879–9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Storytelling at the
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Bleecker
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless
“We need the old stories. They speak to universal and
eternal themes. They help to root us in our common humanity
which underpins cultural trappings and particulars. At this time of
such polarization, such demonization of the ‘Other,’ it is not just
important, it is also healing and refreshing to our spirits to
remember our connections to others in time and space. Please come.
Please tell your friends.” — Regina Ress
Please watch this space for the 2015–2016 dates when they are
finalized and announced.
David Montgomery, Program Director,
Program in Educational Theatre (NYU Steinhardt)
Regina Ress, Producer