Storytelling Center Events

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Thelma R. Thomas Salon

365 West 28th Street (Apartment 2E), New York City
Select Sundays from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 25th, 2018:
Risqué Stories

Admission: $10.00+ donation
Contact: 1.212.807.1570

Dharma Arts Weekend
The Mind’s Play, The Body’s Dance
Lance Brunner and Laura Simms

Shambhala Meditation Center of New York (Main Shrine Room)
118 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, New York City
Friday through Sunday, March 30th to April 1st, 2018

Shambhala NYC is delighted to host a weekend of meditation, movement, exploration, and play. This Dharma Arts program is an exploration of how working with the mind/body unity can become the ground of discovering elegance, creativity and leading a more artful life. No artistic background is necessary.
Contemplative arts activities are woven throughout the weekend, allowing students to explore how meditation practice can be extended into our daily lives, whether we are making a cup of tea, having a conversation, painting on canvas, or writing a poem. These activities will enrich and extend mindfulness-awareness practice.

Led by Laura Simms and Lance Brunner, participants will be invited to play through a number of ways:

  • Storytelling
  • Movement
  • Poetry
  • Vocal improvisation

These practices help us to not only create arts that are non-aggressive but to respond to the demands of daily life with openness, flexibility, and precision. Let's play!

Registration: $225.00 general, $275.00 patron, $180.00 members

Reserve your space online

Contact: or 1.212.675.6544

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, April 3rd, 2018:
Thelma R. Thomas
Fools and Liars

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018:
Cynthia Tompkins

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018:
Juneteenth Jamboree
with guest vocalist Lindsey Wilson

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

Death Becomes Her
A Madame Morbid Event

21-A Clinton Street, New York City
Monday, April 9th, 2018, at 9:30 p.m.
(doors open at 9:00 p.m.)

Madame Morbid is inviting a group of talented storytellers, writers and comedians to tell the audience about their favorite deadly woman. Learn what drove these femme fatales to murder, which has traditionally been a male–dominated activity. There will also be trivia prizes, with one lucky guest winning two free tickets for Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours in Brooklyn.

Admission: $15.00 ($12.00 if purchased in advance)

Reserve tickets via the Caveat website


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 15th, 2018:
Laura Simms with Salieu Suso
Falling in Love with the World

Laura Simms and renowned griot Salieu Suso (a leader in the United States’ African music scene) offer stories and music in service of uncovering and sharing the fundamental, untarnishable truth of our connection to each other, nature, and spirit. Laura combines potent myth and personal stories in celebration of the medicine of spoken word. To be moved and opened, transformed and inspired is to access within ourselves inherent joy, resources of skillful means, and the place where transformation occurs. The program includes subway tales, meetings with remarkable teachers, and the Origin of healing Song.

Sunday, April 29th, 2018:
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, New York Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 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


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, April 14th, 2018:
Laura Simms
The Lindworm
‘A bride for me before a bride for thee!’
When twins are born to a king and queen — one handsome, and one a serpent — the royal couple must find a bride for their supernatural son. Join renowned storyteller Laura Simms for this fabulous Norwegian fairy tale.

Saturday, May 12th, 2018:
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