A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
A man playing Rocque stands on a flat sand course, preparing to strike a ball with a small mallet
Toby Padilla playing percussion drums on stage
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OUR MISSION

New York Folklore (NYF) works to nurture traditional arts and culture in New York State through education, support, and outreach.

 

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

Ebru: The Art of Turkish Paper Marbling with Hatice Erbas-Sorkunlu

When: March 30th through late April 2019

Where: NYF Shop & Gallery, 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY

 

2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

In Harm’s Way: Community Responses to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

When: Open through May 2019

Where: Mabee Farm Historic Site of the Schenectady County Historical Society, Rotterdam Junction, NY

 

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February's theme for First Friday Utica (2/1) at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute was Coffee and Tea traditions from 3 of Utica's communities - Lebanese, Dominican, and Bosnian. Thanks to Hannah Davis for putting it together as part of our NYSCA Upstate Regional Initiative and thanks to our 3 presenters for such delicious treats! ... See MoreSee Less

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NYF folklorist Elinor Levy shares her experience of learning under her mentor Professor Eric Charry of Wesleyan University. "Pulling up a photo of Nfamara Badjie playing bougarabou, Eric immediately notices that drum bodies are the traditional bougarabou shape, but the drum heads are not bougarabou...."

Mentoring is an important aspect of learning, for traditional artists and folklorists alike.

nyfolklore.org/my-mentorship-with-eric-charry-about-jola-bougarabou-drumming/
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NYF folklorist Elinor Levy shares her experience of learning under her mentor Professor Eric Charry of Wesleyan University. Pulling up a photo of Nfamara Badjie playing bougarabou, Eric immediately notices that drum bodies are the traditional bougarabou shape, but the drum heads are not bougarabou....

Mentoring is an important aspect of learning, for traditional artists and folklorists alike.

https://nyfolklore.org/my-mentorship-with-eric-charry-about-jola-bougarabou-drumming/

2 weeks ago

New York Folklore

Please join New York Folklore at the upcoming "First Friday", 2/1/2019 at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica. From 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., representatives of Utica's Bosnian, Lebanese, and Dominican communities will be sharing their tea, coffee, and dessert traditions. Foods can help maintain cultural identity and encourage a sense of belonging when people move from one place to another. Come share a cup with us! ... See MoreSee Less

Please join New York Folklore at the upcoming First Friday, 2/1/2019 at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.  From 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., representatives of Uticas Bosnian, Lebanese, and Dominican communities will be sharing their tea, coffee, and dessert traditions.  Foods can help maintain cultural identity and encourage a sense of belonging when people move from one place to another.  Come share a cup with us!

 

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