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Eighth Annual Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival
Westchester County
Saturday, August 9, 2008 1:00-10:00 pm
Audience: Families and Adults
Information: Ellen Monten 914-528-5830 or Judith Heineman 312-925-0439 (Chicago), 914-528-1446 (New York).

Collage of photos of performers

A Pavilion of Tales and a Bonfire of Ghost Stories!

Eighth Annual all day storytelling and music festival in the historic Mohegan Colony in Westchester, New York where once upon a time Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson performed.

Nationally and regionally known tellers and musicians appear on the Pavilion stage telling adult tales, simultaneously family programs go on in the stone school house opposite.

Gather round flaming torches and flickering candlelight for Ghost Stories in the evening at the Pavilion.

Rain or shine! All venues are covered. Food and refreshments available.

Bring towels if you wish to have a dip in the lake.

Crompond, NY 10517, near Peekskill and Yorktown Heights (in Westchester), one hour north of NYC - Hudson Line to Peekskill (Off Lexington Avenue between routes 6 and 202 in the Colony) Be entertained and entranced by renowned storytellers and musicians at the charming Colony at Lake Mohegan rain or shine! Sit spellbound as they bring to life historical moments, characters, and events from literature, as well as their own personal tales under the Pavilion or in the Stone School House. Then bring your blankets to keep you warm from the "chilling" ghost stories we will tell by the light of flaming torches and candlelight in the evening at the Pavilion!

Featured artists include:

  • Terese Giammarco: creator of mini-musicals that teach valuable lessons, accompanied by Aud Wilken, an Austrailian musician
  • Bobby Gonzalez: Taino Indian and amazing performer
  • Gail Rosen: a wonderful storyteller known for her Healing Stories
  • The Storycrafters: storytellers and musicians who blend music and stories in wacky ways
  • Diane Wolkstein: award winning teller who started the storytelling program at the Hans Christian Andersen statue in Central Park
  • and more!

Tickets: Volunteers are free! $12 adults - $3 children under 15 - day OR night $15 adults - $5 children - all day and night, including Ghost Stories Concert Special group and family rates available

Free parking

($2.00 discount if ordered in advance or for those who mention they read about our event through the HVstoryall website!)

Bring blankets, a bathing suit, towel, a picnic and lots of friends! Ads in our program book and donations appreciated. Reservations highly recommended. Write for ad rates.

Don't miss a word!

Storytelling Workshop by Gail Rosen

My Folk and Folk Tales: Interweaving Traditional and Personal Stories

Saturday, August 9, 10am to Noon

Find personal meaning in traditional stories and make personal stories universal. Acquire skills to guide others in finding personal wisdom in "wisdom tales." When we hear stories from generations ago and cultures strange to us, and recognize our own experience, we affirm belonging to the human community. We honor our connections and also celebrate our unique journey.

All are welcome - storytellers, clergy, counselors, anyone interested in exploring the bridge between traditional and personal stories

$20.00 Advanced Reservations Suggested.

For information, reservations, directions, or to volunteer contact Ellen Monten 914-528-5830 or Judith Heineman 312-925-0439 (Chicago), 914-528-1446 (New York).

The Mohegan Colony Storytelling Festival is a charter member of the Hudson Valley Storytelling Alliance.

The Mohegan Colony Storytelling and Music Festival is an Associate Member of the Westchester Arts Council. This project is made possible in part through the Westchester Arts Council.