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.

Upcoming Exhibit

photo by Anne Rappaport-Berliner

Upcoming Exhibit

Afghan Embroidery and Dress-making

Latifa ali Mohammad

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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.

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 38th Annual Folk Arts Roundtable

The 38th Annual Folk Arts Roundtable

At New York Folklore's 38th annual New York Folklore Arts Roundtable, we were joined, for the first time ever, by our neighbors from New Jersey! Our expanded group convened in the Bear Mountain State Park, Tompkins Cove, NY. The only thing more impressive than the...

The Celebration of Pinkster in New York State

The Celebration of Pinkster in New York State

Written by guest author, Chief Baba Neil Clarke The Pinkster Festival is a very important 350-year-old, but little known, Africanized celebration which took place annually in the Hudson River Valley region, including the N.Y.C. area for almost two hundred years. ...

Arab American Heritage Month

Arab American Heritage Month

This blog post is courtesy of New York Folklore Board Member and Arab Artist, Nada Odeh. Learn more about Nada and her work on her website  Arabic Heritage Month One of the things that I like to celebrate as an Arab is Arabic calligraphy,...