I'M TAWKIN' HERE to Launch Five Boro Story Project, 4/24
Marking the launch of the Five Boro Story Project, producer Bridget Bartolini,author/performer Michele Carlo, and filmmaker Heather Quinlan have come together to present "I'm Tawkin' Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent," a citywide celebration of New York storytellers and musicians.
On five consecutive Wednesdays, from April 10th through May 8th, one event will be held in each borough. The series features the return of Michele Carlo's storytelling series "It Came From New York,"along with excerpts from "If These Knishes Could Talk," the definitive documentary on the New York accent by Heather Quinlan.
Featuring musical odes to the borough, true stories from three borough-natives and one "token" non-native storyteller, and an excerptfrom Knishes, each night will celebrate the unique character of a different borough. The evening's performers include storytellers Maria Aponte, DomFerraro, Master Lee, Aladdin Ullah and musician Chantilly Mers
"I'm Tawkin' Here" brings New Yorkers together with stories that celebrate the neighborhoods, history and culture of the fiveboroughs, sharing insight into what it's like to actually grow up in the place everyone moves to. Channeling the powers of storytelling and film, the eventsenlighten, entertain and prove that instead of being mere modes of escape, our bridges and tunnels are in fact, connectors of culture.
The event takes place on Wednesday, April 24th in theEverett Lounge of Teachers College of Columbia University, located at 525 West 120th Street,between Broadway and Amsterdam. Use the main entrance on 120th St (Zankel building). Take the #1 train to 116th or 125th Street. Freeadmission, donations accepted. For information, call (718) 551-1149. For the full event schedule, go to:www.fiveborostoryproject.org/