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The Mission of New York Folklore is to encourage and amplify the diverse folk cultural expressions of New York and of all its residents through education, support, and outreach.


For a current statement by New York Folklore on Equity and Inclusion, follow this link:

New York Folklore, Equity, and the Black Lives Matter Movement


Covid-19 relief fund

New York Folklore Covid-19 Relief Fund: Applications are now Available


With thanks to our many donors, New York Folklore raised over $10,000 to benefit the “New York State Folklore COVID-19 Relief Fund”.  This money will assist folk and traditional artists with one-time, small grants of $500.00 to assist with immediate financial needs of rent, housing costs, medical bills, and food for those who are experiencing economic hardship due to the impacts of COVID-19.

If you are a folk and traditional artist and you are experiencing economic hardship you may apply here for a one-time award:

Applications will be accepted until July 19 and will be acted upon by July 31, 2020.  Please contact New York Folklore at [email protected] to receive an application in Spanish or Chinese.

For complete information, visit our Blog Post at



2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

Re-Opening on June 16, 2020 with reduced hours.  Please call in advance to make an order or to confirm that the Gallery is open for viewing.

Mark Swanberry – Inspiration in Nature


When: Opens Sunday, January 26, 2020  through August, 2020.

Where: New York Folklore Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady NY

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