Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

129 Schoharie Street

Fort Hunter, NY 

The Not Just for Kids Storyttelling Series consists of outdoor events, though weather may send us inside. We ask that you dress for the conditions, bug spray and sunblock are encouraged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating may be limited.

Not Just for Kids Storytelling is free and open to the community. The Friends of Schoharie Crossing is sponsoring the 2023 season, with additional support from Karen's Produce and Ice Cream.

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023

1:00 pm

Engines and Heartbeats: Stories of the Place

We Call Home

with Joe Doolittle

Storyteller Joe Doolittle shares with us stories of the sounds and strengths of engines, and the people who invented and worked with them. There will be the sounds of trains and tractors; canal tugs and cars; songs and perhaps a prayer. Joe is a history buff, well versed in Mohawk Valley and Upstate history. He likes to weave personal and family incidents into his tales and often adapts folk tales to deepen his themes.

Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

6:00 pm

A Basketful of Stories

with Karen Pillsworth

What's in your basket? All of us go through life "collecting" our own stories and stories we love. Join us as storyteller Karen Pillsworth shares storied from her basket. There will be stories of hope and love, stories to make you laugh and cry, and just maybe, stories that will help you discover those within yourself. 

Final program this season:

Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm Frank and Dee Wind -- Anything Goes!

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Live Streaming TIckets

We meet every second Wednesday of the month in Troy.

Saratoga Peace Week

September 20-28

Organized by Kairos Center for Change

The Global Week to #Act4SDGs is a global mobilization taking place during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in September, to show world leaders that people all around the world are committed, dedicated, and inspired to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Activities in Saratoga include:

Saturday, September 23, 11 am

Peacemaking Storytelling and Crafts

with Jeannine Laverty and C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios 

Ages 5-10

Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry Street

Saratoga Springs, NY

Jeanine Laverty will be telling stories for children ages 5 and up at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.  Following, the C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios will engage the children in a peace art project. 

Born and raised on an Iowa farm, Jeannine Laverty has lived in New York State since 1968. She has been telling international folk tales since 1979 when her work teaching English as a Second Language to immigrants in New York City showed her firsthand how the U.S. is made up of cultures of all the countries of the world. Since 1980, she has been teaching workshops in storytelling for adults, most recently at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. She co-coordinates the Open Mic Storytelling at Caffe Lena. 

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Monday, September 25, 6 pm

Peace Stories with Kate Dudding  

Kairos Center

852 Route 29,

Saratoga Springs, NY

Storyteller Kate Dudding will share stories about the kindness of strangers, ways she’s found personal peace, and a story about one path to world peace.

Since 1995, award-winning storyteller Kate Dudding creates entertaining, heartwarming and memorable stories about real people who made a difference. She tells at venues in the Northeastern USA, including The Clearwater Festival, First Night Saratoga, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. Many of her five CDs received national awards. She won the story slam at the 2010 National Storytelling Conference. She has presented workshops at the National Storytelling Conference and other storytelling conferences. Kate and her producing partner Alden (Joe) Doolittle have produced over 150 storytelling performances. They received the 2015 Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award “in recognition of extraordinary commitment, dedication and loving encouragement to the storytelling community” from Northeast Storytelling.

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Word Plays at 2 pm

Oct. 8  Plain and Simple

Oct. 29 Perplexing Problems

Jan. 14 Persistence

Feb. 11 Polar Opposites

Mar. 24 Possibilities

Tellabration at 4 pm

Nov. 12 Best Laid Plans


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