Storytelling Center Events

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Community Events
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Battery Park City Parks
LuAnn Adams
Spooky Stories to Tickle Your Spine

Nelson A. Rockefeller Park
South of River Terrace (between Chambers and Warren Streets)
Battery Park City, New York (lower Manhattan)
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Celebrate Hallowe’en by listening to some ‘not-too-scary’ tales vividly told by the delightful and engaging storyteller LuAnn Adams. Wear your Hallowe’en costume! Suitable for family audiences.

Admission: Free

Laura Simms

Before the Door to the Other World Opens...
Pre–Hallowe’en Storytelling with Music

Laura Simms, storyteller
with Valentina Ortiz, Mexican drums and voice
and Salieu Suso, African kora and voice

Sixth Street Community Center
638 Sixth Street (between Avenues B and C), New York City
Sunday, October 29th, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Get ready to harvest the delight and power of spirit fearless tales and spoooky memories.

Join us for a great evening as the Sixth Street Community Center —the last of the great arts centers owned by a community on the Lower East Side (and once a vibrant synagogue for immigrants built in the 1860's) — opens its doors to a new storytelling and music series curated by Laura Simms.

Prepare for an evening of ghost tales, spirit stories and riveting true life tales of encounters with the ordinary and outrageous magic of the world. Laura will be joined by world class musicians performing without walls. Be sure to come with your own tales for an open mike session following the performance. Organic snacks will be prepared and provided by the Café in the Center.

Admission: $10.00 (50% of the proceeds supports the Center and their community programs).
RSVP: 1–212–674–3479 (be prepared to state your name and the best phone number to reach you)

The Power of the Tale Well Told
A Storytelling Mini–Residency

(private residence in New York City, call number below for details)
Friday to Sunday, November 2nd to 4th, 2017 (see description below for starting times)

If you want to deepen your storytelling performance, understanding, and impact — whether you tell a true life narrative or a traditional tale— join
Laura and friends for a full immersion in the unique aspects of genuine engaged storytelling. Explore how to harvest essence, meaning and living engagement with your audiences. This is the most transformative and powerful approach for our troubled times. It is incredibly practical and totally inspiring hands on work that brings your telling stories to a new level.

The Friday evening workshop will start at 7:00 p.m. The Saturday session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the Sunday session will go from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Registration per person: $300.00 ($50.00 non–refundable fee), including workshop materials and Sunday lunch
This workshop is limited to 12 individual registrants.
RSVP: 1.212.674.3479 or

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, November 7th, 2017:

Wallace Boyd

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 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, November 11th, 2017:

Melissa Heckler and Therese Folkes-Plair
The Moonins and Other Mountain Folk: Tales from Northern Lands

Come hear some adventures of the belovéd Moonins along with assorted Nordic folk such as trolls, elves and other creatures.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017:
Julie Della Torre and Rolf Stang
The White Cat on Dovre Mountain
and the Tale of Carpenter Andersen

A delightful basket of seasonal stories Norway and Denmark. Join us for this joyous start to the December holidays.

Please watch this space for additional dates to be announced.

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

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

Sunday,  November 5th, 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.

Please watch this space for the Spring 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


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.