Not Just for Kids storytelling wraps up at Schoharie Sunday

FORT HUNTER -Storyteller Nancy Marie Payne will be performing at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday at 6 p.m. as the final performance of the 2018 annual Not Just for Kids Storytelling series. 

Her performance titled “Ruslan and Ludmila: Alexander Pushkin’s Sago of Majesty, Magic and Mayhem” will take place outdoors near the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center at 129 Schoharie St. The show will move indoors in case of rain. Guests are invited to linger, chat, and enjoy refreshments after the show. The event is free.

Nancy Marie Payne has been using storytelling in teaching and as an educator at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center for more than 40 years. She specializes in researching and creating historical pieces from the late 19th century. She has performed at schools, festivals, and museums in many locations around the Northeast.

“Ruslan and Ludmila” is Nancy’s adaption of the Russian folk tale by Alexander Pushkin. Filled with wizards, witches, dragons, steeds and giants; it is a saga of honor, courage and love. 

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature.

The program is also supported by Stewart’s Shops, Mary Jane’s Market, L’Ultimo, the Garden Bug, Karen’s Produce and the Friends of Schoharie Crossing.

For more information about these events and more, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email: , or visit its Facebook page Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site.

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