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

Special July Event: STORYSTAGE @PhilipsburgManor

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We’re kicking off our FIFTH year with stellar storytelling in a great new venue.

Following on the two packed Sunnyside shows you raved about, we’re delighted to bring you another collaboration with Historic Hudson Valley. This time, we’re transforming a colonial era barn into a magical space for the region’s best storytelling.

Join us at STORYSTAGE@PhilipsburgManor on July 29!  Come early to stroll the grounds of this historic farming estate. Enjoy adult drinks with sweet & savory treats from Samosa Shack and Red Barn Bakery. Then find your spot in the barn to hear the best tales from some of the nation’s most beloved storytellers:

SANDI MARX – 7x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; “You’ll Be Sorry” solo show

GASTOR ALMONTE –  Host, Stoops2Stages; ComedyCentral’s “This is Not Happening”

RICHARD CARDILLO – 5x Moth StorySLAM champ; Moth GrandSLAM; RISK!

NATHANIEL COCCA-BATES – 2x Moth StorySLAM champ; RISK!; Moth GrandSLAM

ELANA LANCASTER – Moth StorySLAM champ; host, “Take Two Storytelling”, “This Sparkling Word” solo show

When: July 29, 7:30pm doors (8pm show)
Theme: STORYSTAGE @PhilipsburgManor
Venue: Philipsburg Manor, Sleepy Hollow
*NOTE: No pie bake-off at this one but, there’ll be WINE, BEER & TASTY BITES available for purchase.


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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


*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!