Click here to read an interview of Navida about “Singing the Songs of Harold Arlen” in StageBuddy



Monday February 26, 2018 @ 7:00pm
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
(in the Parish House)
308 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

Secrets of a Watchful Sparrow: Daddy, Me & OCD

Written and performed by Navida Stein. Directed by Cynthia Dillon. A daughter learns to speak the truth, face fear, let go of her vigilance and forgive. Reception to follow.

“I watch, and am a sparrow alone …” Psalm 102


Sunday September 10, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Primary Stageslogo primary stages
307 West 38th Street
Suite 1510
New York, NY 10018
(212) 840-9705 ext.206

All Catherine, an absurd comedy by Marina Barry.  Directed by Cynthia Dillon.
Staged Reading/Backers Audition of a new play

Thursday July 27, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Making Mandala Mobilesnew-york-public-library
New York Public Library : New Dorp
309 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 351-2977

Planting the Seeds of Peace
A NYPL Summer Reading Program!  This workshop combines art making and collected words to create a mandala mobile. Mandalas are ancient symbols of unity and peace. Mandalas are found all around us in art, architecture and nature. The act of creating or coloring a mandala quiets the mind and strengthens concentration. Materials used include paper, yarn, glue and colored pencils. Each child will create their own single mandala to take home. Best for ages 8 to 14 year olds. FREE!

Friday July 14, 2017 @ 3:00pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Pelham Bay
3060 Middletown Road
Bronx, NY 10461
(718) 792-6744

The Boy Who Cried Wolf!
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! A shepherd boy is SO BORED taking care of the sheep, until he gets an idea that “isn’t right, isn’t true, but I’m going to do it, anyway”. Using music, movement, and group storytelling techniques, children will sing songs, shake rhythm instruments, jump, hop, leap and creep as Miss Navida plays the piano. Then together we’ll tell the Aesop’s fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf, using gesture, dialogue, song and character work as participants play the shepherd, the sheep, the townspeople and of course the wolf. The children will make a Wolf Stick Puppet from a paper plate, tissue paper and wiggly eyes. Best for children ages 4 and older. FREE!

Thursday July 13, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Morrisania
610 East 169th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
(718) 589-9268

Creating Crocodille Puppets
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! Children will create their own Crocodile Arm Puppets using pastels, glue and a paper folding technique. We will learn the Miss Navida song When I Take a Walk with my Crocodile and take our newly made crocodiles for a walk. We will end with everyone helping to tell the story Crocodile Beat. Limited to 20 participants only. Best for ages 4 and older. FREE!

Tuesday July 11, 2017 @ 3:30pm
FREE! Storytelling & Art Making!new-york-public-library
New York Public Library : Van Corlandt
3874 Sedgwick Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
(718) 543-5150

Fish Stories, Songs & Fish Mobiles
A NYPL Summer Reading Program! Children will create their own Fish Mobiles using pastels, heavy paper, tissue paper, glue, string and googly eyes. We will sing the song 5 Little Fishies and take our fish for a swim. For inspiration, we will read the book Fish Eyes, Swimmy and The 3 Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark. Limited to 20 participants only. Best for ages 4 and older. FREE!

STORYTELLING! “The Old Woman and the Pumpkin”  FREE!

Saturday July 1, 2017 @ 11:00am
Hans Christian Anderson Statue “The Ugly Duckling”
Conservatory Pond (near East 72nd Street & Fifth Avenue)
Central Park
New York, NY

STORYTELLING!  We’re all in this Together!  FREE!

Friday June 30, 2017 @ 3:00pm
New York Public Library Allerton
2740 Barnes Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 881-4240

Soloist for an all Harold Arlen program with the New York City Community ChorusHarold Arlen program

Sunday June 18, 2017 @ 4:00pm
Church of the Holy Apostles
296 Ninth Avenue at 28th Street
New York, NY

STORYTELLING! The Boy Who Cried Wolf  FREE!

Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 3:30pm
New York Public Library Chatham Square
33 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(212) 964-6598

Narrator for Stacia Newcomb’s variety show SH!T SHOW

Friday January 13, 2017 @ 9:30pm
Triad Theater
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Thursday November 17, 2016 @ 3:30pm
New York Public Library Tremont Branch
1866 Washington Avenue
Bronx, NY, 10457
(718) 299-5177

Seasons Changing Falling Leaves
Children will create a fall collage using pastels/crayons, stencils, glue, a little bit of glitter & a real leaf.  Using group storytelling techniques, we will create a forest.  Then we will “open the gallery” and talk about our art.  We will work with the stories Leaf Jumpers, We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt and/or Leaves.  Best for ages 5 and older.  Limit to 20 participants.

Saturday November 12, 2016 @ 11:00am
Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(212) 779-3587

Storytellers Navida Stein and Julia Morris weave music, song, and chant into stories from Sweden and Finland including how Brave Pippi Longstocking thwarts some burglars, how Mikko the Fox got a white tip on his tail and how The Clever Copper Pot saves the day.