May Pros(e) of Pie – another standing room crowd!

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What an incredible close to our PoP‬ season! Another standing room crowd filled Curious-on-Hudson‘s wonderful space, entertained by our 4 featured storytellers, plenty of open mic storytellers and no less than seven glorious pies.

  • James Bewley

This month’s “Fork in the Road” themed show featured:

  • James Bewley, trekking up from Brooklyn, to share his tale of a fork that led from performance art to a little bit of justice.
  • Susan Landon, audience fave and piemaker extraordinaire, telling us about the many forks in the road for the directionally challenged.
  • ‪Our own Ivy Eisenberg recounting the fork in the road that led to volunteering for involuntarily termination.
  • Superstar performer and PoP regular Jim Keyes sharing life’s many splendid forks.

And, congratulations to this month’s PieMistress‬ Margaret for her so-good-we-were-fighting-to-lick-the-empty-pie-plate Strawberry Lemon Pie. Her prize: a giftcard to Dobbs Ferry’s own The Parlor (get it? they make pies too!) #‎ShopLocal‬

Curious-on-Hudson– an audience favorite venue and the Rivertowns favorite place to learn and do; and the inimitable Dina Rose Friedman for doing everything and making it better in the process!

The Pros(e) of Pie team is taking a brief hiatus while we prepare for our debut at the world renowned Chautauqua Institution. We’ll be back at the end of the summer bigger, better, and with more surprises.  Until then, look out for all the incredible activity throughout Westchester and the Rivertowns.

December PoP – A Curious Success

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20141213_172752Thanks to all who came out to our first show in Curious-on-Hudson‘s new space. The industrial cozy feel was perfect for our brand of shared community storytelling.  The crowd was taken on a raucous ride of “Close Call” tales across a range of emotions. We had some superstar open mic surprises too.

 As always, congratulations to featured storytellers David Nielsen, Susan Landon, Mariela Dabbah, Phil Morrow and Jim Keyes for sharing their close calls. Thanks also to the many contributions submitted from across the tri-state area, especially repeat Pie Mistress Susan!

Happy New Year!





Pros(e) of Pie First Anniversary Show – recap

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1899803_903467993002996_6906541288601540464_o Thanks to all who joined us for at a wonderful anniversary show celebrating the first year of Prose of Pie. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue than the Tarrytown Music Hall, a world-class historic theater just around the corner from our normal location. Together we supported the good work of both the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown and Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE).

Congratulations to the storytellers in our ‘best of’ line up : Paul Williams, Kathleen McCarthy Udoff, Tanya Monier, Jill Liflander, & Jim Keyes. An extra special thank you to Jim Keyes for performing double duty as our musical entertainment.

Special thanks to the many volunteers who came out to support our effort on Sunday : First and foremost among them, the inimitable Dina Rose Friedman, our new close friend Heather Reid, community gem Rachelle Gebler from the Community Food Pantry, Stacy & Josh from YPIE, as well as the committed staff and volunteers of the Music Hall.

Please support the local businesses who contributed to our efforts: Coffee Labs for donating coffee for our event, Liflander Photography for capturing some wonderful moments, Kate Chanba for art and graphic design, and the Rivertowns for being a home like no other. Some photos from the evening (all photography courtesy Liflander Photography):

  • The PieMaster and 3 runners-up are announced.

A year of Pros(e) and Pie

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What a milestone.  May was the 12th month we’ve put on Pros(e) of Pie! Okay, it was only the 11th show due of an unavoidable winter cancellation… but still! We made it a full year of putting on Moth-style entertainment in the Rivertowns. Over this last year, hundreds of you came out to be entertained, to share, and to enjoy more pie than you’ve ever had before.  In that time, all but two of our shows were sold out.

Overdue thanks. There are so many people we can’t thank enough. Starting with our first volunteer – Kate Chanba – who created our poster featuring our shy mascot Poppy. Dina Friedman who was a guest who saw we needed helped and just assumed needed duties (and made us see how much better the job could be done). Jim Keyes, who brought the first story to our theoretical concept and showed us what it means to be a master entertain (along with volunteering as sound engineer). Randell Dodge of Red Barn Bakery for donating our first gluten-free pie

There were lots of you who took shifts serving at the pie table, manning the doors, and baking pie, including: Lydia Fernandez, Nina Shusterman, Billy Buxton, Maya Groeger. And so many more who embraced this idea, made it part of your world, and shared the joy (and your pies) with friends and neighbors.

Here’s to the next year of Pros(e), Pie, and homegrown entertainment.
With heartfelt thanks,
Ivy & Zak