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In an era when the next Big Idea is usually celebrated, folklorists are working hard to recognize communities’ maintenance of cultural traditions.



Community Programs

The New York Folklore Society sponsors community programs through New York State. An afternoon or evening gathering, a longer-term project, but all focused on the community. Here are some recent events. You can follow the links to learn more about them.

Be sure to check out Conferences & Symposia to learn about other events we’ve held
or are planning throughout the state.

  Latino Dance Summit Performance
Elsa Gracian from the Mid-Hudson Mexican Folkloric Group, Latino Dance Summit Performance, August 10, 2013
Photo by Ellen McHale.

Hungarian Dance, Norfolk, NY
Hungarian Dance, Norfolk, NY, April 30, 2011.
Photo by Lisa Overholser.

Latin Artist Workshop
At the Latino Artists’ Gathering, in October, 2010, at Long Island Traditions, in Port Washington, NY.

The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Council on the Arts

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