Special May Event: #PoP at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

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Pros(e) of Pie is bringing you another first this May. Thanks to a new collaboration with the Hammond Museum in North Salem, we’re venturing inland a little farther than we’d normally dare. Join us for an evening of world-class contemporary storytelling – from around the neighborhood and across state lines – in the Hammond’s main exhibition hall.  Fear not, you’ll have a chance to enjoy all their galleries before the show and during intermission. Or better yet, come even earlier to discover the many regions of their stunning Japanese stroll gardens. The Hammond’s generously agreed to open the gardens at 6pm for PoP ticketholders!

*No pie bake-off this month. Light refreshments will be served.

Your evening’s storytellers:

MATTHEW DICKS – 29x Moth StorySLAM champ, 6x GrandSLAM champ; founder and artistic director of Speak Up storytelling series; award-winning best-selling author

SANDI MARX – 7x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; Documentary “The Fabulist”

DREW PROCHASKA – 2x Moth StorySLAM champ; The Story Collider; host, The Artichoke storytelling series

KEVIN HIGGINS – NYC Special Education teacher; founder, South Bronx’s first ukulele club;

MARLEEN KASSEL –  award-winning, published, forty-year, battle-scarred Asian historian; Youth in Asia (Euthanasia), an anthology

When: May 4,  Gardens 6pm, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Venue: Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Road, North Salem


April 27 – Theme: THRIVE

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We’re returning to the gorgeous Hudson Valley Writers Center in April. If you haven’t been there yet, you’re going to love the wood-paneled walls of this former train station. Plus, they offer some of the best views of the Hudson and the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
***Please note, for logistical reasons, there’ll be no pie at this show.

When:  April 27, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: THRIVE
Venue:  Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive – Sleepy Hollow

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

ABOUT THE THEME: What does it take to THRIVE? Is it making the most of opportunities that present themselves? Or not letting the obstacles in your path stop you? Is it about getting out alive, or coming out a superstar? We want to hear all your Thrive tales.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to seasoned storytellers and humor writers from around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read out loud for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!


March 16 – Theme: Survival

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We’re kicking off another year at Ossining’s beautiful Bethany Arts Community with a SURVIVAL themed show. And we’re bringing you a great mix of returning PoP alumni and some first-timers we’ve been angling to get up here for some time.

This moth’s show features:
Anoush Froundjian – Moth GrandSlam Winner, improv artist, clothing designer
Bryan Berlin – Moth StorySLAM winner,  creator and host Love Hurts podcast
Vernon Payne – Brooklyn-based comedian and storyteller, comic strip author
Michelle Carlo – RISK!,  MOTH MainStage, PBS’s “Stories from the Stage”, host Radio Free Brooklyn
David Lawson – RISK!, Mortified, hosts The Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show

When:  March 16, Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Theme: SURVIVAL
Venue:  Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd – Ossining

>> GET YOUR TICKETS HERE <<

ABOUT THE THEME:  Everyone’s had that moment. When despite the odds, despite all predictions, you persevered. Was it a truly life-altering experience, or momentary teen angst when a single phone call felt like life or death. No matter how serious, you made it out the other end, and now we want to hear all about it!

ABOUT THE SHOW: Join us to listen to storytellers and humor writers from around the region tell true personal tales on the monthly theme in a Moth-inspired format. You can sit back and enjoy the show or join the fun: sign up for a 5-mins open mic slot or submit an anonymous answer to a written prompt that we’ll read off for you. Either way, we’ll all be there to support and share.

PLUS a pie bake-off: To start the evening, you’ll indulge in a sampling of pies made by local “pie-trepreneurs” and vote for your favorite between stories. You’ll please your belly and warm your soul.

Entry fee includes pie tasting, beverages, and great entertainment!  We sell out many months, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

HAVE A PIE FOR THE BAKE-OFF?
Admission is free if you bring a pie for the bake-off BUT YOU MUST NOTIFY US at least two days before to receive your free ticket.  And if your pie gets the most votes, you win the prize and proudly bear the title of this month’s PieMaster!