The 19th Annual Rockland County Storytelling Festival is Sunday, Nov. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library in Garnerville. The event is free and welcomes families, educators and the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
The multicultural event is designed to celebrate storytelling in the community. It will feature storytellers Elise Krakower, Julie Pasqual, Pamela Schembri and Chuck Stead, as well as high school student tellers. There will also be story crafts for children.
Co-sponsors include St. Thomas Aquinas College, Rockland Teachers’ Center, Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library, Howard T. Phillips Jr. and The Town of Haverstraw Board, Union Restaurant and Bar Latino, Rockland Reading Council, Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alexander Gromack, the Green Meadow Waldorf School, Kastin and Newman Orthodontics, Jay M. Konigsberg, Esq., Peggy and Andrew Koval, ShopRite of Garnerville and the Orchards of Concklin.
“The Rockland County Storytelling Festival is a joyful multicultural celebration of the power of story to light up the lives of children and all people,” said Michael Shaw, Professor of Education at STAC. “It is a free event with extraordinary tellers who enrich and enhance literacy.”
Rockland County Executive Ed Day has proclaimed Nov. 16, 2014 as “Storytelling Day in the County of Rockland.”
Find the festival on Facebook: RCNYStorytellingFestival.