Special May Event: STORYSTAGE @SUNNYSIDE

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Get ready for the biggest storytelling event of the season!

Following on the success of our October collaboration with Historic Hudson Valley, we’ve joined forces once again to present – STORYSTAGE @Sunnyside!  This is an extra special showcase of the best storytelling you’ll find anywhere in the country. Great modern storytelling at the home of America’s first great storyteller.

Like the last event at historic Sunnyside, we’ll be under a grand tent, alongside Washington Irving’s historic home with the glorious Hudson River as our backdrop.

This all-star line-up includes some of the nation’s most successful and beloved storytellers, including:

MATTHEW DICKS – 29x Moth StorySLAM champ, 4x GrandSLAM champ; award-winning best-selling author

JAMIE BRICKHOUSE – 4x Moth StorySLAM champ; 2017 FRIGID Fest Audience Choice Award; acclaimed author

TRACEY SEGARRA – 3x Moth StorySLAM champ, GrandSLAM Champ; host Now You’re Talking storytelling series

JEFF SOLOMON – Moth StorySLAM champ; award-winning playwright/actor; founder Houses on the Moon theater company

ROBIN GELFENBIEN – acclaimed comedian, storyteller and writer; creator Yum’s The Word storytelling series & podcast;

This is one you won’t want to miss. We’re expecting tickets to sell-out, so get yours now!

When: May 20, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORYSTAGE @ Sunnyside
Venue: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

*One more important change to note : Due to the size of expected audience, there’ll be no pie bake-off at this event. There will be beer, wine, savory samosas from Samosa Shack and tasty pies from Red Barn Bakery on sale. Check our schedule for other opportunities to indulge your monthly pie cravings!


Special October Event: STORY JAM @ SUNNYSIDE

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Get ready for some outstanding storytelling this October!

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We’re especially excited to be working with Historic Hudson Valley to co-produce an evening of storytelling at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside.  Instead of our usual monthly theme, we’re celebrating our form of great American storytelling at the home of America’s first great author.

Two hundred years ago, Irving gave you Ichabod Crane, Rip Van Winkle and the Headless Horseman. For this special night, we bring you six of the best modern storytellers : Moth superstars, local storytelling masters, and seasoned entertainers sharing their best true stories. Adventures and embarrassments, loves and joys, achievements and defeats – you’ll experience them all. The evening’s line-up:
Bonnie Levison  (Moth Radio Hour, Central Park SummerStage, Nantucket Comedy Festival, The Story Barn)
Sandi Marx (Moth champ featured on Moth Radio Hour, Risk!, Yum’s the Word, “You’ll Be Sorry” solo show
Isaac Oliver (author of Intimacy Idiot – one of NPR’s best books 2015, recurring evenings at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater)
Jim Keyes (beloved co-creator, composer and performer at Irving’s Legend and Dickens’ Christmas Carol, founding member of the Hot Rod Pacer band)
Jeff Solomon (Moth champ, award-winning playwright performs solo plays The Santa Closet and Mother/SON)
Jim O’Grady (Moth champ, WNYC reporter featured on NPR, Studio360, This American Life)

Join us under a grand tent, with Irving’s stately home and the beautiful Hudson River providing the backdrop for the season’s best evening of storytelling.  Irvington’s Wolfert’s Roost will be on hand selling beer, wine and seasonal bites.

This is one you won’t want to miss. We’re expecting tickets to sell-out, so get yours now!

When: Oct 15, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORY JAM @ Sunnyside
Venue: Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Tarrytown

BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY! 

*One more important change to note : Due to the size of expected audience, there’ll be no pie bake-off at this event. There will be food & drink concessions. Check our schedule for other opportunities to indulge your monthly pie cravings!

Photo/Art Credits: Karen M. Sharman; Liflander Photography; Kate Chanba.