Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park

Sat Jun 8, 2024 - Sat Aug 3, 2024
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Repeating every weeks through August 3, 2024.
11:00am to 12:00pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free
Central Park Hans Christian Andersen Statue
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Gather 'round Hans Christian Andersen's statue at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park to hear his tales—and other classic folk stories—told by a fine ensemble of storytellers.

June 8:
Laura Simms: The Little Match Girl, by Hans Christian Andersen
Robin Bady, w/guitar: Bimbo the Snip's Thumb, by Carl Sandburg
Ron Sopyla: Only One - India
Megan Wells: The Flying Trunk, by Hans Christian Andersen

June 15:
Jonathon Kruk: Thumbelina  and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. by Hans Christian Andersen
Rachel Harrington: A Question of Imagination, by Hans Christian Andersen
Special Emcee, Jean Hale: The Princess and The Pea, by Hans Christian Andersen

June 22:
April Armstrong: The Tea Pot, by Hans Christian Andersen
Simon Brooks: The Shape-Shifting Girl - Norway

June 29:
Joy Kelly: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock - Africa
Laura Packer: The Pincoya's Daughter  - Chile

July 6:
Michele Carlo: Fish Out of Agua - Puerto Rico
Sarah Brady: Jewels for Tears - Hungary

July 13:
Jane Dorfman: The Five Peas, by Hans Christian Andersen
Therese Plair w/drums: Kafir and the Water Pitcher - West Africa
Special Emcee, Judith Heineman

July 20:
Regina Ress: The Beautiful Beetles of Brazil - Brazil
Salieu Suso with Kora Music and Laura Simms: The Little Crocodile Boy - Gambia
Eleanor Benjamin: The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button - Hungary

July 27: The Duckling's Birthday Party
Laura Simms: The Nightingale, by Hans Christian Andersen
Cooper Braun: The Goblin and the Shopkeeper, by Hans Christian Andersen
Heather Forest: The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen

August 3:
Laura Simms with Shem Guibbory, Violin: The Little Mermaid, by Hans Christian Andersen, and My Mother's Garden and The Wild Rose - Romania

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