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Five Boro Story
Years of Integration in Queens
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Building, Queens, New York
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00
Come to the Queens Museum for the culminating celebration of
Queens Memory‘s 50 Years of
Find your community on our giant puzzle map of Queens, have a free
portrait taken with your neighborhood puzzle piece, and write your
reflections on your home stretch of Queens.
This event is Queens Memory’s culminating celebration of their
NEH–funded 50 Years of Integration series. Archival photos
relating to the history of diversity in Queens will be on display.
Bridget Bartolini (Five Boro Story Project), Annabel Short (the
30th Avenue: A Year
in the Life of a Street blog), and Fernanda Espinosa and
Ali Toxtli (People’s Collective
Arts) will lead hands-on activities exploring the themes of
50 Years of Integration was funded in part by the National Endowment for
Almost Home: A
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.
These are the dates (with details) confirmed thus far with more
Manhattan Cocktail Lounge (formerly Tempo Libero)
88-08 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, New
(MTA subway: No. 7 train to the 90th Street – Elmhurst Avenue
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00
Join us for a story circle to share experiences, listen to each
other, and discuss the challenges of staying in our rapidly
changing neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst,
Queens. This workshop is open to all, with yummy refreshments from
El Toro Bravo.
English–Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Park of the Americas
41–98 104th Street
(at the corner of 104th Street & 42nd Avenue), Corona,
Sunday, April 30th, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00
Almost Home / Casi llegando a casa
joins local community and grassroots groups to offer a
story–sharing workshop, along with interactive presentations and
family activities at Queens de Defiende /
Defend Queens. Know your rights, make art with your family, and
learn more about the general strike happening May 1st. More details
Flushing Meadows Corona Park (near the
lake), Queens, New York
Saturday, June 17th, 2017, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, June 18th, 2017, same time as
Come enjoy a day in the park, meet neighbors, swap stories, and
make your voice part of a collaborative City of Stories installation.
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
This project is generously supported
Queens Community Voices Mini–Festival
Socrates Sculpture Park
32&ndash01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, New York
Saturday, May 6th, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00
Come share your story and learn about your neighbors at the
Community Voices Mini–Festival! Story circles for all ages will be
led by Growing Up Green Charter School and Five Boro Story Project,
and Global Kids will perform Ping Chong’s Undesirable
Elements, the latest in an ongoing series of theater works
examining issues of culture and identity. Attendees are also
invited to create art projects featuring messages of love, unity,
and solidarity that will be displayed around Astoria.
This is a partnership with Hearts Across Queens, Global Kids,
Growing Up Green Charter School, and Five Boro Story Project.
LIC & Astoria
32&ndash01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, New York
Saturday, June 24th, 2017, from 1:00 to 4:00
Do you love your neighborhood? Join us for LIC & Astoria
Love Letter, an afternoon of storytelling and music in
beautiful Socrates Sculpture Park. Meet neighbors, hear true
stories about life in the neighborhood from long–time residents,
enjoy performances of poetry and music inspired by Astoria and Long
Island City, and share your own stories and more in our open mic!
Write a love note to your neighborhood, and leave your mark on the
park with participatory art–making activities reflecting the local
Admission to all of the above events: Free
The Cow That Feeds the
A Mini Storytelling
(Private location in New York City)
Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, April 28–30 2017, time
How does a storyteller become the voice of compassion and change in
difficult times? This mini–residency will feature a group
harvesting of a single tale, building strong skills to provide a
profound experience for listeners.
Registration: $250.00 (with a $50.00 discount for
N.B.: This residency is limited to 14
Battery Park City
Earth Day Stories for All
6 River Terrace, Battery Park City, New York
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Earth Day in Battery Park City! Perry Ground — a
traditional storyteller from the Onondaga, Turtle Clan — will be
telling a program of Stories of the Earth: Native American
stories that connect us to the world we live in.
Admission: Registration required
Storytelling Concert # 35
w/James Braly, Tracy
Margaret Burk and Elaheh Farmand
85 Chester Avenue, Brooklyn (Kensington), New
(MTA subway: F train to Church
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.
Welcome to our home!
The BHSC is located in our row house in the Brooklyn neighborhood
of Kensington. You are invited to watch four fabulous storytellers
in the comfort of our living room.
What can you expect?
Sitting on chairs, couches, eating cookies and drinking tea and
coffee. Making new friends. Hearing great stories by great
performers. If you want wine or beer, it's BYOB.
It is an intimate setting, and the stories and storytellers are
right there for you and with you. See why so many people say we are
Brooklyn's best kept secret.
Plus: We have two house cats — Willie and Nonnie — who love to
listen to the stories and love your attention. If you are allergic,
take precautions or ask for some allergy medications.
Look for the row house with the big “85” on the door.
Admission: $15.00 + suggested tip (includes homemade
cookies, coffee and tea)
Contact: email@example.com or 1.718.633.6651
the Hans Christian Andersen Storytellers
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.
Saturday, May 13th, 2017:
Join Ron Sopyla and Luann Adams as they share a spirited collection
of Scandinavian stories. Meet a boy who loves butter, a tiny
tomte, two–toothed trolls, and a witch who carries her
head in her armpit!
Admission: Free (and suitable for
children five and up)
1.212.879.9779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Storytelling at the
133 MacDougal Street, New York City
West 3rd Street & Washington Square)
Closest MTA subway trains:
(West 4th Street); #1 (Sheridan Square); #6 (Astor Place); and N,R
Select Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
unless otherwise noted
Sunday, April 30th, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.:
Jack and the Least
A Fantasia of Appalachian Folk
Journey into the phantasmagorical world of Jack, the Appalachian
wonder tale hero, and his female counterpart, the Youngest
Daughter, or ‘Lost Gal,’ in Joseph Sobol’s virtuoso contemporary
retelling of the Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey. Weaving traditional
and original songs with stories and his distinctive finger style
cittern playing, Joseph Sobol will tease the ancient tales to bring
out the overtones of power and helplessness, sexuality and
violence, and witchcraft and wisdom in a performance that will be
at times humorous, sinister, and revelatory. This performance
is suitable for adults and youth 12 years and
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
African Folk Heritage Circle,
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue (at 156th Street, New York City)
Select Tuesdays from 6:00 to 9:00
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017:
(to be announced)
Contact: Dr. Joyce C. Duncan at 1.212.568.1645
or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center at
A showcase for storytellers
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.
Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen
Central Park (Conservatory Water)
72nd Street & Fifth Avenue entrance, New York City
Saturdays from June through September, from 11:00 a.m. to 12
Please watch this space for the Summer 2017 line–up to be
the Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center website and
make a donation with PayPal to support the Center’s
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.