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Jul 20 2024


11:00 am - 11:00 am



Summer 2024 Live Storytelling in Central Park

Saturdays through August 3 at 11:00 AM

Hans Christian Andersen Stories and Folklore from Around the World.

For audiences of all ages. Appropriate for children ages 6 and up.

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

Always free.


The Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
Near the Model Boat Pond (Conservatory Water) in Central Park.
Closest Park Entrance is at 5th Avenue at 72nd Street.

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