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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


August

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


September

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.




FBSP

Five Boro Story Project

Rockaway Story Share

Queens Library at Peninsula
92-25 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Beach, New York
Saturday, August 26th, 2017, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.


Join a story circle and share your memories and stories of the Rockaways! Meet neighbors in this intimate and relaxed story-sharing space, listen to stories, and tell us about your most memorable experience in the Rockaways, a place you love to visit, changes you've seen, and more.

This event is part of the Peninsula Library’s 31-Hour Summer Festival celebrating the end of summer. The library will be open for 31 hours straight from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 26th through 5:00 p.m. on Sunday the 27th. Come enjoy fun activities and programs for everyone, including Book Jeopardy!, board games, karaoke, a bonfire on the beach, sunrise yoga, and much more!



South Bronx Love Letter (Part 3)

Rhodebeck Community Garden
920 Faile Street, South Bronx, New York
Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the spirit and community of Hunts Point and Longwood with storytelling and poetry performances. Write a love note to your neighborhood and share your own Bronx memories, stories and more in our open mic.

The third installment of South Bronx Love Letter showcases community members from Hunts Point and Longwood.

South Bronx Love Letter is a series of events and workshops that aim to strengthen connections between neighbors and affirm the stories of people who have been living in the South Bronx and putting their love into it. We also aim to put forward an image of the South Bronx as defined by long-term residents, as a strong and positive counterpoint to the image of the “Piano District” being pushed by real estate developers.

The Rhodebeck Community Garden is located at 927 Faile Street near the Bruckner Expressway, steps from the 6 train at Hunters Point Avenue station.

South Bronx Love Letter (Part 3) is produced with support from the New York Restoration Project.

Admission (all events): Free
Contact: info@fiveborostoryproject.org




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Out by Ten
A showcase for storytellers and musicians

John Strasberg Studios
555 Eighth Avenue, New York City

(between 37th and 38th Streets)

Friday, September 8th, 2017:
Can Music & Stories Make You Fall in Love?
with Ophira Eisenberg, Tim Manley and Gail Thomas
and music by
KJ Denhert

Out by Ten returns this September with a night featuring comedienne Ophira Eisenberg (of NPR’s Ask Me Another fame) and Moth StorySLAM winners Tim Manley and Gail Thomas. Stick around for the soulful jazz-rock sound of KJ Denhert and the open mic that will follow the main performance.

Admission: $25.00 at the door ($20.00 in advance), includes performances and beverages
RSVP: Purchase tickets online

Contact: outbyten10@gmail.com


Second Monday Stories
Laura Simms & Angela Halvorson

Sixth Street Community Center
535 East 6th Street (between Avenues B & C), New York City
Monday, September 11th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

Our lives are pulling us in so many directions these days. Settle down and listen to stories true and traditional, wildly funny and deeply moving, about the journey we take to find joy and transformation. Be sure to enjoy one of NYC's great secrets: the Organic Soul Cafe, a green-friendly kitchen featuring amazing food, reasonable prices and the poignant beauty of the original walls of the 1880’s synagogue. The stories are suitable for all audiences.

Admission: $12.00 (reservations recommended)
RSVP: 1.212.677.1863



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Robin Bady
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter
A 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival Performance

Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre
410 West 42nd Street, New York City
Thursday, September 21st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.


On October 20th, 1953,  U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy arrived at  the Army Signal Corp labs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, looking to uncover and
destroy a Communist spy ring. Storyteller Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows who haunts her. It is Senator McCarthy — 
instigator of the anti–­Communist witch hunts of the 1950’s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what 
happened when her father, who worked at the Ft. Monmouth labs, was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy — and how her family 
was never the same. Directed for the stage by Loren Niemi, with images by Liora Coor. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older due to subject matter.

Admission: $35.00 + $2.25 theatre restoration charge
Reservations (recommended): Telecharge online or at 1.212.239.6200
(be prepared to mention United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row — The Studio Theatre and the day and time of the show)



Laura Simms
Leap into Story
A mini-residency

(Private residence in downtown Manhattan)
Friday, September 22nd, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.
to Sunday, September 24th, 2017
(late afternoon finish)

Each participant works on a story for performance, presentation, or resistance. This is a fundamental and vital workshop in the preparation and art of storytelling for those telling personal tales or traditional stories. Expect to be going deep exploring, developing, and savoring storytelling, with practical tools and profound insights.

Registration per person: $300.00 (limited to 12 individual registrants)
RSVP: 1.212.674.3479



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, September 5th, 2017:

(program 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




Storytelling at the Provincetown Playhouse
Fall 2017 Series: Just ‘Cause

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
 
Sometimes storytelling addresses everyday reality through metaphor; sometimes  it addresses reality head on. This fall, Norah Dooley, 
Darci Tucker, and Robin Bady will bring personal and historical stories which are, themselves, metaphors for our time.  


Sunday, September 24th, 2017:
Norah Dooley     
Disobedient 
 
“His story broke my world view wide open. He was a kid my age, working with Cesar Chávez to win better conditions for his family of
itinerant farm workers.” 

Before that moment, storyteller Norah Dooley believed that every promise of our ‘exceptional’ U.S. democracy was a common reality. 
She hopes her stories about her arrest as a supporter of Chávez’s United Farm Workers, her civil­ disobedience last summer for 
obstructing construction of a fossil fuel pipeline ­ and many a ‘just cause’ in between ­will help others think of ways to make the dream 
of ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’ a reality for all people. Recommended for adults and youth of 14 years and over due to adult language. Parental discretion is advised.


Sunday, October 22nd, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.:
Darci Tucker
Upon a White Horse

One hundred years ago, the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to ‘the lady on the white horse.’ A graduate of the New York University’s School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the ‘Poster
Girl of Radicalism’ by The New York Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to
death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older.


Sunday,  November 5, 2015: 
Robin Bady
Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter

On October 20th, 1953,  U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy arrived at  the Army Signal Corp labs at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, looking to uncover and
destroy a Communist spy ring. Storyteller Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows who haunts her. It is Senator McCarthy — 
instigator of the anti–­Communist witch hunts of the 1950’s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what 
happened when her father, who worked at the Ft. Monmouth labs, was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy — and how her family 
was never the same. Recommended for adults and youth of 12 years and older due to subject matter.


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 hca@amscan.org