Seward Park Library Hosts Oral Storytelling Workshop With The Moth

Photo by Berenice Abbott; Pike and Henry streets, 1936. Courtesy of New York Public Library.

Photo by Berenice Abbott; Pike and Henry streets, 1936. Courtesy of New York Public Library.

Over the last few months, we’ve been following the Lower East Side Oral History Project that’s being overseen by the Seward Park Library and the Chinatown Legacy Project at the Chatham Square Library. With the help of volunteers, they’ve collected close to 100 interviews and they are still looking to record more. Recording kits are available at Seward Park and Tompkins Square.

If you have a story from the neighborhood to tell, and would like to do it for an audience, there’s still time to sign up for the April storytelling workshop with the The Moth.

Experienced story instructors are visiting Seward Park Library to lead a three week storytelling workshop on April 1, 8, and 15 with a final showcase on Thursday, April 20th. Click HERE to fill out a form and reserve your spot by this Friday, March 17th. 

Seward Park garden, with the public library in the background.

Seward Park garden, with the public library in the background.

Local storytellers who participate in The Moth Community Workshop will share their stories at a live event on Thursday, April 20th at the Seward Park Library.

The full collection of stories will be permanently available at the Milstein Division of US History, Local History and Genealogy. You can listen to the recordings here.