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Olya Szyjka
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Anna Paracka
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Julia and Juan Gutierrez
Olya Szyjka, Ukrainian Pysanky
Olya Szyjka, Ukrainian Pysanky
Kee Meh, demonstrating Karen Backstrap Weaving
Kee Meh, demonstrating Karen Backstrap Weaving
Jordan Taylor Hill and children, at The Linda, WAMC's performing arts venue
Jordan Taylor Hill and children, at The Linda, WAMC's performing arts venue
Dvonne Faullks, African American Hair Braiding
Dvonne Faullks, African American Hair Braiding
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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.

 

New York Folklore works actively towards principles of equity and inclusion.   Read our blog here:

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

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Beauty of the Burl

Don Williams

When: Opens May 9 through August 31, 2022

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

Beauty of the Burl is an exhibit of Adirondack Burls by guide and artist Donald Williams.

Burls are abnormalities in trees. The burl sculptures, brought to life by Williams, are carefully peeled by a small knife, and coated with varnish, enhancing their natural marbleized interior. No two are alike and they range from the size of a pea to as large as a bathtub.  

Donald grew up in Northville, NY. During his life, he worked as a science teacher, school principal, and an Adirondack guide for 60 years, following in his grandfather’s footsteps.  He is the author of 12 books, including his latest, Grandfather’s Tool Chest. 

Founder and first president of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. 

New York Folklore’s Gallery of New York Artists is located at 129 Jay Street, Schenectady, on the Jay Street pedestrian mall.  The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10AM to 3:30PM, and Sundays 10AM to 2PM through Christmas Eve.  The Gallery is closed Sundays in January and February.

 

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New York Folklore

We had an incredible time in Glens Falls! Thank you to the Crandall Public Library for hosting us and to all of the folklorists, community scholars, and artists who attended!What a joy and honor to have the 2022 New York State Folk Arts Roundtable here in Glens Falls, including a tour of our own Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library! We all truly appreciate the love and support from all our colleagues who are doing their own incredible work with diverse cultural communities throughout NYS! Cheers! #folkarts #folklife #culturalheritage #folklifecenter ... See MoreSee Less

We had an incredible time in Glens Falls! Thank you to the Crandall Public Library for hosting us and to all of the folklorists, community scholars,  and artists who attended!
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New York Folklore

Applications are closing for the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: NYS Edition, visit Dance.NYC to start your application and sign up for support today!

The application for Tier I Individual Dance Makers closes on May 4, 2022.
The application for Tier II Dance Making Organizations and Groups closes on May 18, 2022.
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Applications are closing for the Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund: NYS Edition, visit Dance.NYC to start your application and sign up for support today! 

The application for Tier I Individual Dance Makers closes on May 4, 2022.
The application for Tier II Dance Making Organizations and Groups closes on May 18, 2022.
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