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May 3, 2013
Same Location BUT a New Address for the New York Folklore Society
We wanted to make sure that you adjusted your address book to our new mailing address: New York Folklore Society, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305....
April 16, 2013
New York Folklore Society Upcoming Events and News for May 2013
We have only a few tickets remaining for the Peggy and Pete Seeger Concert...Announcing “The Art of Community Workshop: Building Arts and Culture Support Network for Newcomer Artists in New York State”, a work at the Utica Public Library on May 17, 2003
April 11, 2013
2013 New York Folk Arts Roundtable! Register Today!
Preparations for the New York Folk Arts Roundtable are well underway. The Roundtable will take place on Monday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 15th in Schenectady, NY. The Roundtable, for those of you who haven't attended before, is an annual forum for the public folk arts field in New York State devoted to the discussion of ideas, issues and practices of public folk arts programming.
February 25, 2013
The New York Folklore Society celebrates
occupational folklore at its annual conference, Occupational Folklore: On Saturday, March 2, 2013, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide non-profit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, will present its annual conference, “Occupational Folklore,” with presentations and discussions by folklorists
and community-based scholars. The conference is being co-hosted with ArtsWestchester and Long Island Traditions, and will take place at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10601....
February 7, 2013
The New York Folklore Society announces the New York Folklore Society Conference, Occupational Folklore: A conference to accompany the exhibit From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Westchester and Long Island. Please be our guest at this upcoming symposium, to be held at ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY, on Saturday, March 2, 2013....
December 8, 2012
The New York Folklore Society invites interested members of the public to attend an information session and Open House for the Schenectady Community Cultural Documentation Project, a collaborative project of the New York Folklore Society and the Schoharie River Center....
June 21, 2012
New York Folklore Society and Voices welcome Todd DeGarmo as Acquisitions Editor. The New York Folklore Society welcomes Todd DeGarmo as the new acquisitions editor for Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, joining an editorial team which includes Ellen McHale as executive editor, Patricia Mason as copy editor, and Laurie Longfield as Voices’ manager....
June 1, 2012
“Let the Good Times (and Folk Art) Roll” is the theme of the New York Folklore Society’s upcoming benefit event on June 30, 2012, which features the Bluegrass music of Dyer Switch and the Cajun inspired cuisine of Café Nola.....
May 22, 2012
NYFS Director Ellen McHale Is Recipient of 2012 Archie Green Fellowship. Dr. Ellen McHale, the executive director of the New York Folklore Society has been named an Archie Green Fellow at the Library of Congress. In a press announcement released on May 23, 2012, the Folklife Center at the Library of Congress names five Fellows for 2012....
May 10, 2012
New York Folklore Society Receives NEA Arts Work Grant to Support Statewide Folk Arts Activities. Grant part of NEA announcement of 788 Arts Works grants and $24.81 million in funding nationwide. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman has announced that the New York Folklore Society is one of 788 non-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Arts Work Grant....
In the summer of 2011, the New York Folklore Society teamed up with the Schoharie River Center, the Schenectady Job Training Agency and the Schenectady High School to offer a six-week Community Documentation Program. NYFS staff Lisa Overholser and Ellen McHale joined SRC staff John McKeeby, Scott Haddam, and Ben McKeeby in working with nineteen Schenectady teens to document Schenectady’s green spaces and the activities which occur in and around Schenectady’s parks and waterways. The successful program was given special notice by the Schenectady Job Training Agency for its innovation. The photo above shows a fly-casting workshop. Read more...