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Storytelling at the Andersen Statue 2017
Image ©Philip David Morgan – Perennial Alice.

Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen 2017

Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street & Fifth Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturdays from June through September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon


July 22nd:
LuAnn Adams – “The Blue Hippopotamus” (Egypt)
Heather Forest – “The Hunchback” (Persian)

July 29th:
Katie Green – “The Will–o’Wisp” (H.C. Andersen)
Peninnah Schram – “The Rooster Who Would Be King” (Jewish)


August 5th:
Karen de Mauro – “Great Joy” (India)
Ron Sopyla – “The Most Amazing Thing” (H.C. Andersen)

August 12th:
Ellen Shapiro – “The Magic Teapot” (Japan)
Arif Choudhury – “The Well of Sweetness” (Arabian)
Jean Hale – “Rainbow Crow” (Lenape)

August 19th:
Marc Young – “The Camel Husband” (Palestine)
Judith Heineman – “The Wooden Sword” (Afghanistan)

August 26th:
Robin Bady – “The Beetle Who Went on a Journey” (H.C. Andersen)
Megan Wells – “Jack and the Beanstalk” (Great Britain)


September 2nd:
Loren Niemi – “Hänsel and Gretel” (J. & W. Grimm)
Valentina Ortiz (w/music by Alda Reuter) – “Mother Earth” (México)

September 9th:
Liz Weir – Tales from Ireland
Angela Halvorson Borg – “The Golden Lamb” (Iraq)

September 16th:
Melissa Heckler – “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (H.C. Andersen)
Therese Folkes–Plair – “The Princess and the Pea” (H. C. Andersen)

September 23rd:
A Celebration of Diane Wolkstein (1942–2013)
(on the 50th Anniversary of her first performances in Central Park)
Presented by Rachel Zucker

September 30th:
The Ugly Duckling’s Birthday Party
w/Rolf Stang
(as H.C. Andersen) and Laura Simms
“The Ugly Duckling” and “The Wild Swans” (both by H.C. Andersen)
(refreshments provided by the American Scandinavian Foundation)

Laura Simms, artistic director (monitors to be determined)

All performances will be held, come light rain or shine. The programs are appropriate for children of six years and up. Parents or adult guardians are asked to sit with their children during the performances.

Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and make a donation with PayPal to support the Center’s activities

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.


Five Boro Story Project

Almost Home | Casi llegando a casa

Almost Home: A Story Circle
Casi llegando a casa: Un círculo de historias

Almost Home / Casi llegando a casa is a new storytelling, oral history, art, and video series presenting monthly story–sharing workshops from April through July 2017 in different locations throughout Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, with a culminating celebration to follow in August 2017.

Almost Home / Casi llegando a casa aims to strengthen community connections in Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona, Queens, through public storytelling programs, participatory art installations, and video that explore themes of home, vulnerability, resilience, and resistance. This project explores the meaning of ‘home’ through telling the powerful stories of the challenges our communities face, and the struggles and inspiring victories that local organizers have won for housing justice and immigrants’ human rights.

Almost Home / Casi llegando a casa Culminating Celebration

Terraza 7
40–19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, New York
Sunday, August 20th, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

The Almost Home/Casi llegando a casa culminating celebration will feature storytelling performances by Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona residents who participated in our story circle workshops and have powerful stories to tell around immigrants’ rights and housing justice in our neighborhoods. There will be storytelling, poetry, and musical performances, an open mic, and a dance party to cap it off. Further details to follow.

Almost Home / Casi llegando a casa was developed by Five Boro Story Project’s Bridget Bartolini, Priscilla Stadler, and Milton X. Trujillo, in collaboration with Queens Neighborhoods United, a grassroots organization focusing on three social justice issues crucial for our local community: immigration, gentrification, and policing.

This project is generously supported by More Art.

Admission to all of the above events: Free

African Folk Heritage Circle, Inc.

Folks Tellin’ 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, August 1st, 2017:

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute
(performers to be announced)

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


Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

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


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,M (West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Astor Place); and N,R (8th Street).
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Please watch this page for the 2017–2018 dates to be 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 performance).
Contact: 1.212.998.5867

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 bring to life exciting tales of mythical creatures and fantastic adventures from Scandinavia and the far North.

Please watch this page for the first dates of the 2017–2018 season to be announced,

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