New York Lore


$100 Class workshops 


$275 each For additional second or third show 


$450 For one assembly performance for up to 175 students.


ASSEMBLIES - Let me know what time period you’d like the program to cover.  It may also be an overview of New York’s history from Henry Hudson to the current environment. The program usually runs about fifty minutes with ten minutes for a student Q & A.  

WORKSHOPS Ask for up to four in-class workshops to follow up on the performances.  Students will see the primary sources for the stories, and launch a writing activity.  

 There’s no one better to tell with New York’s lore. A master storyteller, selected “Best in the Hudson Valley,” author of “Legends and Lore of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley,” Historic Hudson Valley’s “Irving’s Legend” solo performer,  will enchant your students into listening and learning.  Each show is presented in period costume, features a guide and can be tailored to your topics and locale.  Scroll down to see how “New York Lore” meets and exceeds state common core requirements.


New York’s unique history offers Native American wisdom, Dutch, British and French influence, and the “Turning Point of the American Revolution.” The “Empire State”  launched revolutions in industry, art, and the environment.  A performance of New York’s stories makes memorable our state’s heritage and your social studies curriculum.  Ask to include local lore in the program.


The following historic figure appear in “New York’s  Lore;” Henry Hudson, Peter Stuyvesant, Anne Hutchinson, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Fulton, Washington Irving, Sybil Luddington, Sojourner Truth, the Roosevelts, Pete Seeger Franny Reese and more.