Stories for All Ages with Storyteller Mary Ann Schmidt

  • Date: Saturday June 6, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Place: Teardrop Park
  • Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan (Access: Warren or Murray Street)
  • Subways: 1, 2, 3, A, C, J to Chambers Street / E to WTC/4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge / R to City Hall
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Information:
    • On Saturday June 6, 2015 Battery Park City Parks Conservancy will present an entertaining morning of storytelling by Mary Ann Schmidt in lovely Teardrop Park. She will be telling “Herman and Marguerite,” a story about a shy earthworm and a lonely caterpillar, as well as other stories.

      Storytelling – humankind’s oldest art form – teaches as well as entertains both young and old. Tucked away in magical Teardrop Park, this event will excite the imagination and encourage an interplay between the stories being told and the unique features of the park. Sitting on the park’s green grass, listeners embark on a wonderful journey as Mary Ann Schmidt weaves adventure-filled stories.

      Mary Ann Schmidt is the storytelling teacher at Manhattan School for Children. She works primarily in the lower grades, visiting classrooms regularly and recounting world folk tales, fables and legends from a variety of cultures. She weaves imaginative and fantastic stories, often related to themes and concepts that the children are studying, such as community-building and problem solving.

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