My storytelling curiosity may have started at
in Central Park in the late 1950s. First Dad
and Mom took Rory & I there, and Dad told me that he found Indian arrow
heads in the small caves in the rocks that were now covered up with prison type
bars. He called the water because that’s the
fish you caught when you used Wonder Bread for bait (we did). I had so much fun at that location when I was
young, the attacks on the castle, the protection of the realm. Older, I walked
Lake 83rd Street
to 5th Avenue
then over to the Central Park entrance at 79th Street. Ten
minutes from my stoop I was in an Errol Flynn movie flashing and slashing my
sword with any available branch or stick.
Three cheers for Olmstead & Vaux!
In the next two weeks, I have three shows, March 9, 13 and 20. I bring the spirit of
Please come down, or up, to the shows if you are free, I promise a good time.
Be well, Tommy
Friday March 9th @ Otto's Shrunken Head:
"No Name... & A BAG O' CHIPS"
ERIC VETTER is the MC
SUPER SHANI is the Stage Manager
When- FRIDAY, MARCH 9th @ 7pm & it’s FREE!
Where- OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD
Our next City Stories: Stoops to Nuts show on March 13th @ 6pm at Cornelia Street Café is a beaut. Our artists are Claudia Chopek, Joe McGinty, John Newell, Rick Patrick, Thomas Pryor, Rivka Widerman & Ward White. Giving away ten drinks. Getting my Irish up, it's my birthday week, bring your best game. $7 and saying "hoity toity," gets you in the door with a free drink.
On Tuesday March 20th @7pm ~ I will join Michele Carlo and Eric Vetter at WordUp Community Bookstore. The theme is "New." Talented Tellers tell for 8 minutes and then we will have a "Magic Hat" where audience members can tell a 3-minute NEW story. March 20th is my birthday and storytelling with my friends is as good as it gets. I promise you will have a great time and it’s FREE!
WordUp Community Bookstore is at 4157 Broadway @
176th Street in . To get there, take the A train
to Washington Heights 175th Street
(sit in the back). Exit station to your left, walk up the hill to Broadway,
make a left and 4157 is near the next corner.