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2017 Calendar           Note: Performances in blue are open to the public.

Writer’s Exchange – Watermark University at The Fountains, Millbrook, NY – twice monthly

Jan. 24 – Millbrook Community Pre-School at Grace Church

February  7 - UCCAC, Inc., Early Head Start – Stories of Love and Friendship

February 10 – 7:00 PM 

Seanachie Evenings

For the Love of Irish Stories with Karen Pillsworth

Irish American Heritage Museum, ( 370 Broadway, Albany, NY

$5:00 Museum members, $10:00 others


Feb. 14 – 39ers Luncheon at Hyde Park Methodist

Feb. 20th – Rhinebeck at Home – Brookemeade, Rhinebeck

Feb. 27- March 7 – P.A.R.P. Residency at Arthur S. May Intermediate School

March 10, 7:00PM

Story Café - Irish Tales

Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY  10921


March 10 & 14 – P.A.R.P. Storytelling at Mt. Marion School, Saugerties, NY

April 2,  2:00 PM – Peace Concert

Sponsored by Dutchess County Interfaith Council

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 67 South Randolph Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY

$10.00 suggested donation - funds to benefit Hudson River Housing


April 3 – Story Café with Karen Chace


April 17 – Seanchie Nights with Lynne Cullen at Bull Feeney’s Pub, Portland, ME


May 8 – Colonial Days, Alden Place Elementary, Millbrook, NY


May 10, 7:00 PM Story Café – Ireland in May

Florida Public Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY 10921


May 24 – Fort Montgomery Elementary School, Highland Falls, NY


Saturday, June 3, 9:00-12:00  - Evolve Early Education

The Hudson River Valley Early Childhood Conference–Bard College


Saturday, June 10 & Sunday June 11, 11 am – 3 pm 

Secrets in the Garden, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY

Children and their families are invited to uncover the garden’s secret magic on this enchanted walk throughout Locust Grove’s grounds.  Begin your quest with a storytelling performance rich with fairy lore by Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi.  Follow the clues and see if you can discover the nooks and crannies where magical fairy houses nestle among the woodlands and gardens of Locust Grove.

$8.00 per person,  children under 3 free.


Sunday, Sept. 3, 2:30
Lorraine will be telling on the Spoken Word Stage.
Hooley-on-the-Hudson, Kingston, NY


Fridays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Mining Your Memories - Telling Your Story
Ages 55 and up…! Click here for more information on this free 6 week workshop.
Esopus Town Hall Community Center, 284 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY


Sept. 18 - Oct. 2
Stories Alive
Titusville Intermediate School – A Storytelling Residency


Saturday Sept. 23, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 pm
Small Wonders - Storytelling and an Imaginative Scavenger Hunt
In an exciting new collaboration, award-winning storyteller Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, will bring her magic to Innisfree. At 1pm, 2pm, and again at 3pm, Lorraine will tell stories involving the wonders of nature (about 45 minutes per session). The stories provide clues to a scavenger hunt at Innisfree that will help participants explore the wonders right around them. Intrepid scavenger hunters can pick up a list of items to find and a pencil on arrival in the parking area, and stop back on the way out to collect a small prize. Lorraine believes this program is best for those age 5-500. Listeners will sit on the ground, so you are welcome to bring a blanket but we ask that you not bring chairs. We also suggest that you arrive at least 15 minutes early so you have time to make your way out into the garden to join the group. Advance reservations are NOT required.

This event is free with admission to Innisfree that day. Admission is always free to Innisfree members, and $8 per person age 4 and older on weekends.

Innisfree Garden, Millbrook, NY


Recent Highlights


39ers Lunch & Stories  - Hyde Park Methodist, Hyde Park, NY

Mobsters and Mayhem - Dutch’s Spirits - Homestead Farm, Pine Plains, NY

Mount Gulian Day: America’s Stories – Mount Gulian, Beacon, NY 

TELLABRATION! Stories for Grown-Ups -  A.S. K. Arts Society of Kingston

A Fairy Tale Life – Warts and All with Karen Pillsworth, Muskrat Manor, Castleton, NY

Puppet Residency – Titusville Intermediate School

The Art & Significance of Telling A Good Story - Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

It Happened One Night – A.S.K. Arts Society of Kingston, 97 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401

Letting The Ghosts In…Millbrook Library, Millbrook, NY

Goblins, Witches & Ghosts, Oh My! – Kent Public Library, Kent, NY

Halloween Stories – Edson Elementary School, Kingston, NY

Unexpected Kindness – Tellabration – Proctor’s Theater, Schenectady, NY

Holiday Hunt – Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY

Holiday Stories – Staatsburg Library at St. Margaret’s Church, Staatsburg, NY

Christmas by Candlelight – Mt. Gulian, Beacon, NY

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