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Five Boro Story Project
Bushwick Love Letter
at Mayday Festival of Resistance
María Hernandez Park
Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street, Brooklyn (Bushwick)
Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The Five Boro Story Project is excited to be part of Mayday Space‘s third annual Mayday Festival of Resistance, a free outdoor concert in María Hernandez Park.
Stop by our "Bushwick Love Letter" station to write a love note to Bushwick. Share your hopes and concerns for the neighborhood, record your neighborhood memories, and swap stories with neighbors! The community’s love notes, drawings, and other writing will be displayed in the park during the festival, composing an interactive ode to Bushwick.
The Mayday Festival of Resistance is a free concert and party that uplifts the global tradition of popular protest and community resilience of May Day / International Worker’s Day. This year’s concert lineup is a powerhouse of Women of Color–led bands and artist/activists using music to spread messages of hope and resistance:
* Nitty Scott
* M.A.K.U Sound System
* Bushwick Jarocho Collective
Plus enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Sabine Blaizin, and kid–friendly art making activities, face painting, and a photo booth!
María Hernandez Park stretches from Knickerbocker Avenue to Irving Avenue, and Starr Street to Suydam Street. It's a block from the L train at Jefferson Street, and near the M train at Central Avenue.
In case of rain, the concert will be held inside Mayday Space nearby (170 St. Nicholas Avenue, a short walk from María Hernandez Park).
Admission: Free

Thelma R. Thomas
One Woman Show

(private residence)
365 West 28th Street, New York City
Sunday, April 29th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: $10.00+ donation
Contact / RSVP: 1.212.807.1570

Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
At the Heart of the Matter: Boundless Love

Provincetown Playhouse
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
(between West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
A,B,C,D,E,F,M (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Astor Place); and N,R (8th Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29th:
Ana Sofia Paiva with João Paiva
Water Voices

Portuguese storyteller Ana Sofia Paiva, accompanied by João Paiva, brings an aquatic heart of narrative and song, and an invitation to share memory and silence. Her work of traditional ballads and tales is shaped by the geography and cultures of the Iberian peninsula seen through the lens of Atlantismo. The program includes old southern laments, raw voices of water creatures, sirens, and serpents urging us to resist a world where nothing seems to make sense and helping us to remember who we really are.

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 performance).
Contact: 1.212.998.5867

Come Over for Coffee
Evenings of Storytelling and Comedy

Private residence
Jackson Heights, Queens Sunday, April 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Come for the inaugural evening of a new storytelling home concert series in the historic district of Jackson Heights, Queens. Concerts will be held on the last Sunday of the month, and admission includes not only the stories but also coffee, tea, soda, juice, and other delights served by 'Connie.' Performers TBA.

Admission: $15.00 suggested donation


African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin' Tales

Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street), New York City (Harlem)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 1st:
Cynthia Tompkins

Tuesday, June 5th:
Juneteenth Jamboree
with guest vocalist Lindsey Wilson

Tuesday, July 10th:
Joyce C. Duncan
(stories, songs, games and face painting)

Tuesday, August 7th:
Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute
featuring Lynnette Braxton

Admission: $10.00
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1.212.568.1645
or Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at 1.212.862.3680


BadyHouse Storytelling Concert #42
with Julie Polk, Mary Hamilton, David Arroyo
and Valentina Ortiz
85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn (Kensington)
(MTA subway: F train to Chester Avenue)
Sunday, May 6th at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $15.00 + suggested donation (includes the show, beverages and homemade cookies; BYOB)
N.B.: This house concert is held inside a private residence with two cats. Please ask for allergy medicine or come prepared if you are easily affected.
Contact / RSVP: or 1.718.633.6651


Out by Ten
Mother, May I?
with Mike Amato, Michaela Murphy, and Mindy Raf
plus music by Trina Hamlin

Noho Sound & Stereo 62 Cooper Square, New York City

(between Astor Place and 4th Avenue)
Friday, May 11th from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
  Out by Ten has a new venue inside Noho Sound & Stereo, one of Manhattan’s go–to retailers for high–end audio components. Step inside their showroom for an evening of rollicking personal tales featuring playwright / comedian / Moth StorySlam winner Mike Amato (author of the play The Egg Project), Michaela Murphy (whose work has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour from Public Radio Exchange), and Mindy Raf (currently performing her one–woman show Not the One: A Love Story). The music will be provided by Trina Hamlin (whose folk/rock/blues sound has been featured at the Newport Folk Festival, among other venues).
For those reliant on the MTA subways, use the Q, R, W, 1, 5, and 6 trains to get to Cooper Square. For those driving into the area, there is a parking garage next door to Noho Sound & Stereo.
Admission: $25.00 at the door ($20.00 if purchased online in advance; BYOB)
Purchase tickets online (via Brown Paper Tickets)

Storytelling with the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
at Scandinavia House

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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 from the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center bring to life exciting fairy and folk tales and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far north.

Saturday, May 12th:
Linda Humes and Ellen Shapiro
Season Finale

Storytellers Linda Humes and Ellen Shapiro bring terrific stories of heroes and heroines, tricksters and fools, and giants and trolls to end this season of storytelling at Scandinavia House.

Admission: Free (and suitable for children five and up)
Contact: 1.212.879.9779 or

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