Storytelling Center Events

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Laura Simms & James Nave
Storm of Joy

Sixth Street Community Center
638 East 6th Street (between Avenues B & C), New York City
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Join master storyteller / author Laura Simms and spoken-word artist James Nave for an evening of poetry, storytelling and music (musician to be announced) to arouse the Spirit of the Holidays. This evening is part of a monthly storytelling series for adults, followed by organic food, wine and beer, a night market and an open mic session. Come for a night of guaranteed delight and inspiration!

Admission: $10.00
RSVP: 1.917.693.4234


Five Boro Story Project
at Social Justice Holiday Market

Mayday Space
170 St. Nicholas Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Saturday, December 16th, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

More than just a shopping destination, the Social Justice Holiday Market is a place to get your portrait taken in a photobooth, dance to beats by DJ Sabine Blaizin, and satisfy your sweet tooth with hot cider and yummy treats in a festive, family–friendly setting.

This is the NYC event to stock up on politically-conscious gifts for your loved ones. Most of the vendors are people–of–color, immigrant, queer, women, low–income and/or longtime local residents. Some vendors are worker–run cooperatives and others are donating proceeds to a range of causes from bottom-up hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, to Planned Parenthood, and immigrant defense initiatives.

The Five Boro Story Project will be there with a neighborhood love note station and t–shirts for sale!

Mayday Space is a multi–story community center and organizing hub dedicated to movements for justice. It's located at 176 St. Nicholas Avenue in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Take the MTA subway’s L train to Dekalb, exit at the intersection of Wyckoff Avenue and Stanhope Street, walk against traffic on Stanhope and take a right one block up at St. Nicholas Avenue.

Almost Home / Casí llegado a casa
Culminating Celebration

D’Antigua Tapas Bar
84–16 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, New York
Saturday, January 27th, 2018. from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

The Almost Home / Casí llegando a casa Culminating Celebration will feature storytelling, music, and poetry performances by Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona residents who have powerful stories to tell about gentrification, displacement, immigration, activism and housing justice in our neighborhoods, and what it means tomake a home. There will be an open mic, participatory art-making, a Fragile City installation, and
more! Performers will include Goussy Celestin, Shekar Krishnan, Yessica Martinez, Leticia Ochoa, and Esneider X.

Almost Home / Casí llegando a casa is a storytelling, oral history, art, and video series that 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.

D'Antigua Tapas Bar is located on Northern Blvd between 84th and 85th Streets. Take the MTA 7 train to 82nd Street and walk north to Northern Boulevard, or take the Q32 or Q33 bus.

Admission (to both events): Free

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.

Please watch this space for the Spring 2018 dates to be announced.

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

Coming January, 2018 (date to be determined):

Tami Tyree

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 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