Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen
Saturday, August 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
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Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 60 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listened to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.
Ellen Shapiro will share the Japanese story "The Magic Teapot" and Arif Choudhury and Jean Hale will share the Arabian and Lenape stories "The Well of Sweetness" and "Rainbow Crow."
Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.
This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.