New York Folklore

We encourage and amplify the diverse folk cultural expressions of New York and of all its residents through education, support, and outreach.
Current Exhibit

Current Exhibit

Pulse of the Heart: Drums and Sacred Dream Circles

Early April Through Late July

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Our Work

New York Folklore supports folk and traditional artists and organizations, showcases traditional arts and culture of New York State, produces publications and programs, and builds community-based skills and expertise for greater appreciation of New York’s diverse communities and heritages.


Published continuously since 1945, Voices is the flagship publication of New York Folklore and one of the foremost publications in folklore studies.

Cultural Services

Working in conjunction with NYSCA and other agencies, we provide support services and advocacy for folk artists across New York

Gallery & Shop

New York Folklore Gallery is a consignment gallery featuring works from dozens of artists, nestled in the heart of downtown Schenectady.

Events & Outreach

New York Folklore sponsors events at our gallery and around the region to celebrate New York’s rich folklore traditions.

A close up of a scared dream circle. The dream circle resembles a giant dream catcher. the center of the circle is adorded with stones and crystals

Featured Artists

As part of our commitment to advocacy and promotion, we’re proud to feature the work of folk artists from the region.

North Indian Classical Music
Devesh Chandra
Braided rugs
Helen Condon
Ghanaian Drumming
Zorkie Nelson

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News & Updates From the Blog

The 40th Annual Folk Arts Roundtable

The 40th Annual Folk Arts Roundtable

For the 40th annual New York Folk Arts Roundtable, New York Folklore brought the Roundtable to our neighborhood in Schenectady, NY.  For this big milestone we were joined by one of our largest cohorts ever! Things kicked off on Sunday, April 28th at the Arts Education...

New York Folklore Adds New Board Members

New York Folklore Adds New Board Members

The membership of New York Folklore elected new representatives to its board of directors during its annual meeting on April 4, 2024.  Now in its 80th year, New York Folklore has met annually to elect board members and officers, and to support the business of the New...