In SPRING-SUMMER-FALL-WINTER 2018 VOICES
Special Double Issue|
Haudenosaunee Days of Sharing at Explore & More Children’s Museum in Buffalo, New York
Christine F. Zinni
Music and Food in Multicultural Syracuse
Evviva San Giuseppe! St. Joseph’s Table Celebrations in Rural Western New York
Karen P. Canning and Christine F. Zinni
Upstate New York’s Irish Music Archive
...and much more!
|Ethel Raim: 2018 Bess Lomax Hawes NEA National Heritage Fellow|
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is proud to announce that its Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Ethel Raim has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes artistic excellence and continuing contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage!
Ethel has been one of the leading pioneers in researching and presenting immigrant and ethnic music and dance traditions in the United States and has assisted thousands of immigrant artists to preserve and nurture the distinctive artistic voices of their communities. Out of this year’s fellowship cohort, Ethel is the sole recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes Award, which recognizes those who have made major contributions to the excellence, vitality, and public appreciation of folk and traditional arts. SEE NY-based NEA Fellows
REDC AWARD ANNOUNCED
Ellen McHale, NYFS Executive Director, announced: “The New York Folklore Society is pleased to announce that we received a $75,000 workforce development grant through the Regional Economic Development Council program.” (December 15, 2017). Read more on the NYFS Facebook.
Refugees enrich our communities with their skills, dreams, and aspirations.
NYFS supports continued
resettlement in the United States.
The Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announced their new elected president, Hannah Davis, and vice president, Betty Belanus at their brown bag at the American Folklore Society's annual meeting. Joining in are Robert Baron, Chad Edward Buterbaugh, Betty Belanus, Amy Skillman, David Puglia, Selina Morales, Mira Johnson, James Deutsch, Elinor Levy, Luke Mitchem, Marilyn White, Maria Kennedy, Hannah Davis and John Price.
|In Harm’s Way|
COMMUNITY RESPONSES TO HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE
October 28, 2017 – October 1, 2018
Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction, NY
A partnership with the New York Folklore Society, this timely exhibition explores local responses to hurricanes, the devastating impact natural disasters have on communities, and the resiliency of our neighbors.
SEE PHOTOS from the opening of the exhibit, “In Harm's Way: Community Responses to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee,” mounted in collaboration with Long Island Traditions and the Schenectady County Historical Society.
Thanks to all who attended the opening!
From left, Bryan Printup, a member of the Tuscarora Nation; the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University; Ellen McHale, director of the New York Folklore Society; and Thomas van Buren, president of the New York Folklore Society’s board of directors, opening the Symposium.
Cultural Migration: Displacement & Renewal
Visit the Program Page for more details
Symposium on Immigration and Resettlement
in the Buffalo-Niagara Region of New York
September 8–9, 2017
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
View the PHOTOS FROM THE SYMPOSIUM
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|STABLE VIEWS—A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of horse racing. |
Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. NYFS Director Ellen E. McHale gathered oral narratives from those most intimately involved with racing: stable workers, exercise riders, and horse trainers who form the backbone of the industry.
160 pages (approx.), 8 x 8 inches, 45 color photographs, bibliography, index