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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, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 12
(Youth tellers will be part of each program during the
60th Anniversary Opening Celebration
Therese Plair (w/guest guitarist TBA): “The Princess and
the Pea” (H.C. Andersen)
Rolf Stang: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (H.C.
Guests: A.D. Riggelsen (Danish Consulate General)
and A. Forbes (bagpipes)
Bill Gordh: “The Magical Cow”
Navida Stein: “The Well of Truth”
Jeannine Lavery: “The Seven Ravens” (J. &
Jack McKeon: “Wiley and the Hairy Man” (United
Megan Wells: “The Myth of the Midnight
Robin Bady: “The Beetle’s Journey” (H.C.
Mary Ann Smith: “The Storm Child” (East
Independence Day Celebration
w/Laura Simms, Lise Marie Nedergard
and Lynn Andersen (violoncello)
in a program of Appalachean, Caribbean, and Danish tales
Anne Shimojima: “The Wave” (Japan)
Megan Hicks: “Master of All Masters” (United
Julie Della Torre: “The Swineherd” (H.C.
Julie Pasqual: “Juan Bobo and the Pig”
(Commonwealth of Puerto Rico)
Rita Auerbach: “The Tinderbox” (H.C.
Joy Kelly: “Horse & Toad” (Haiti, adapt.:
Heather Forest: “Three Strong Women” (Japan,
adapt.: H. Forest)
LuAnn Adams: “The Magic Fish” (South
Regina Ress: “The Most Incredible Thing” (H.C.
Ron Sopyla: “Sun Moon, Brother Sister” (South
Gerald Fierst: “The Nightingale” (H.C.
Arif Chaudery: (An Arabic tale TBA)
April Armstrong: “The Teapot” (H.C.
Laura Bobrow: “A True Life Story” (L.
Peninnah Schram: “The Snow Queen” (H.C.
Judith Heineman: “The Seven Brothers” (H.C.
Leeny Del Seamonds: “Renaldo”
Laura Simms: “The Mud Sisters” (L.
A Celebration of Diane Wolkstein (1942–2013)
with Rachel Zucker (and guests TBA)
Donna Jacobs Sife: “Samson & Deliah”
(Bible/Old Testament, book of Judges)
Susan Stone: “Hänsel and Gretel” (J. & W.
The Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party
w/Rolf Stang as Hans Christian Andersen
Laura Simms: “The Heart of the Giant”
Peter Stevenson: “Duck Fairytale” (United
Kingdom / Wales)
(cookies will be served courtesy of the American Scandinavian
Laura Simms, artistic director
Monitors: Mark Horn and Jean
Hale (June), Julie Della Torre (July),
and others to be determined for the months of August and
Storytelling will be held come light rain or shine. The stories
will be appropriate for children of six years and up.
Parents and / or adult guardians are asked to sit with their
the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and
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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.
If you have a storytelling program that you'd like to announce
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& Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg
A Book Talk on Love
Bernard Museum of Judaica
Temple Emanu–el / Skirball Center (2nd floor)
1 East 65th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenue), New York
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
Come hear Storyteller / author Peninnah Schram and co–author Rabbi
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso talk about their recently-published book,
Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage: Folktales, Legends and
Letters. This event is connected to the Museum’s current
Boi Kalah: Here Comes the Bride — Wedding Gowns Embroidering the
Story of the Jewish People, recently brought over from
Beit Hatfutsot, the Israeli Museum.
Elizabeth Ellis, Jeff Simmermon,
Andy Christie & Leslie Goshko
85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn (Kensington), New York
(MTA subway: F train to Church Avenue)
Sunday, June 5th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
House concerts are a great way to see your soon to be favorite
performers! They take place in a in a living room, a dining room or
any space big enough to accommodate a small crowd — ours is in
our row house in the neighborhood of Kensington, Brooklyn.
What can you expect? Sitting on chairs, couches, eating cookies and
drinking tea and coffee. Making new friends. Hearing great stories
by great performers. Bring your own beer or wine if you want. It is
an intimate setting, and the stories and storytellers are right
there for you and with you. It's lots of fun!
Look for the row house with the big "85" on the door. Walk in and
get ready to have a fabulous time amongst friends old and
Admission: $15.00 + suggested donation (includes homemade
cookies, coffee and tea)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1–718–633–6651
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
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016:
(Program and guests to be
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1–212–568–1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at
A showcase for storytellers
John Strasberg Studios
555 8th Avenue (Suite 2310) New York City
38th and 39th Streets)
Second Fridays from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (unless otherwise
Friday, June 10th, 2016:
Love, Pain, and All
Marx, Jim O’Grady and Danny Artese
plus music by KJ Denhert
Admission: $25.00 ($20.00 in advance online), seating
RSVP: Order tickets online (A $1.69
service charge applies)
Five Boro Story
Richmond Hill Love
The Five Boro
Story Project’s most comprehensive program to date, Richmond
Hill Love Letter aims to increase neighborhood pride,
transform strangers into neighbors, and galvanize residents to act
on changes they wish to see in their neighborhood.
This program is the brainchild of the FBSP’s creator Bridget
Bartolini, a Richmond Hill native who knows firsthand how a lack of
community programming leads to disconnected residents, and how the
act of sharing personal stories has an incredible power to create
meaningful connections between people. Local stories provide a
connection to the past and a platform for planning the future,
helping neighbors move forward with a shared understanding of the
In addition to storytelling, art–making, and writing workshops,
Richmond Hill Love Letter will include facilitated
discussions that explore neighborhood history and assets, examining
positive and negative attributes of the greater Richmond Hill area,
and envision the changes Richmond Hill residents hope to see.
This will happen in two stages:
Now through October 2016: Community
activities, including story circles, community discussions, and
art–making and writing workshops in local libraries, community
centers, and parks, will deeply engage participants with our
neighborhood and neighbors.
November 2016: A culminating event will
showcase performances by community members of true life stories,
poems and other art inspired by Richmond Hill. It will be an ode to
the neighborhood like has never been seen!
The Five Boro Story Project has partnered with Queens Memory, an archive run by Queens Library
and Queens College that combines historical and contemporary
photography, maps, news clippings, and other documents with oral
history interviews of current residents. At select workshops,
Queens Memory staff will digitize participants’ memorabilia and
record their stories for inclusion in the Archives at Queens
Richmond Hill Block Association
110-08 Jamaica Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, from 7:00 to 9:00
Share your stories and memories about Richmond Hill, and engage in discussion
about our neighborhood’s past, present, and future.
This story circle workshop will be
an intimate and fun way to connect with neighbors through shared stories and
You are invited to bring any Queens photographs and
memorabilia, and the Queens
will be on hand to digitize them for inclusion in the Archives at
Queens Library’s collections, and save them to a USB flash drive
that you can take home.
131–12 Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York
July 2016, date and time to be announced
What are the details that make up your Richmond Hill? Join our writing workshop
and write about your experiences in the neighborhood.
Your writing may be featured
in the Richmond Hill Love Letter culminating event in November!
Watch this space for additional dates in the Love Letter
These events are made possible with the support of the New York
Council for the Humanities.
Clinton Street (between Rivington & Delancey Streets), New York
Friday, June 24th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Highlighting small, longtime businesses on Clinton Street in the Lower East Side,
the Clinton Street Festival will include a walking tour,
artistic interventions in empty storefronts, and a community story–sharing workshop.
More details to come!
Battery Park City
Stories for All
North End Avenue (between Warren and Murray Streets)
Battery Park City, New York City
Select Saturdays as noted below, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00
July 16th, 2016:
Will Tortoise remember the name of the tree? Can the Guinea Fowl
fool the tricky Anancy? How can
Tunji defeat the Giant with a song? Find out the answers in a hour
of African folk tales for the young
and the young at heart.
listed here are out of the New York metropolitan area but may be of
some interest to you.
5th Annual Lititz
Warwick Middle School Auditorium
Friday & Saturday, September 9th & 10th,
Experience the joy of storytelling wit, wisdom and wonder!
The 2016 Festival features family story from western North Carolina
by Donald Davis; hilarious tall tales by Bil Lepp; heartfelt
personal story by Carmen Agra Deedy; authentic Jewish folk tales
and world story by Noa Baum; and mesmerizing legends and ancient
tales by Daniel Morden.
The 5th Annual Lititz Storytelling Festival will be held at the
Warwick Middle School Auditorium. This new theater offers
comfortable seats, a state–of–the–art sound system, and accessible
parking. All seats are general admission.
Admission breaks down as follows:
Weekend Pass: $45.00 for adults, $20.00 for
(includes three concerts and one workshop)
Student $20. Includes three concerts and one workshop
Friday and Saturday Evening Storytelling Concert (7:00 p.m.
start each night):
$15.00 for adults, $5.00 for students
Saturday Workshops (from 10:00
to 11:30 a.m.):
$10 for adults, $5.00 for students
Saturday StorySwap (from 1:00
to 2:00 p.m.): free admission
Saturday Storytelling Concert for Families (from
3:00 to 4:30 p.m.):
This shorter length concert (1 1/2 hours) is designed for family
enjoyment, especially for children age 7 and older. Featured
storytellers will perform shorter length stories.
$15.00 for adults, free for students and children
Purchase tickets online
Contact: email@example.com or
Storytelling with the 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.
2015–2016 Scandinavia House season is ended. Please watch the
Calendar for the 2016–2017 dates to be announced in the
Admission: Free (and
suitable for children five and up)
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
The Spring 2016 season has ended. Please watch this page for
the Fall 2016 schedule when it is 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