Olya Szyjka
Olya Szyjka
Anna Paracka
Anna Paracka
Techung
Techung
Julia and Juan Gutierrez
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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OUR MISSION

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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Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival

Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany

When: October 2, 2022

Where: Washington Park Lakehouse, Albany NY

This Second Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival features performances, craft, cooking demonstrations, and local vendors, highlighting the diverse cultural traditions and arts found in the Capital Region.

11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Free

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Spotlight Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival Exhibit 

When: September 8 – Late October 2022

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

This exhibit features interpretive panels exploring the different genres of folk culture that the festival highlights including: foodways, art, music, dance, and craft. In addition, the exhibit is filled with art by New York State and Capital Region artists. Featured artists are Anusha Sekhar, Jake Krohn, and Latifa ali Muhammad. Jake, Anusha, and Latifa will be demonstrating at the Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival on October 2nd at Washington Park’s Lakehouse Amphitheater.

Anusha Sekhar is a visual and henna artist from Clifton Park, NY. She creates henna, paintings influenced by her heritage, custom works, and live paintings. You can learn more about Anusha at artofanusha.com.

Jake Krohn is a farrier and blacksmith from Amsterdam, NY. He cares for a select group of horses in the area using natural techniques. He learned blacksmithing in his farrier training and creates for personal artistic endeavors.

Latifa Ali Muhammad is an embroidery artist from Afghanistan. She grew up in Kabul learning embroidery from her mother Embroidery is deeply rooted in Afghan culture. Delicate silk satin stitches are typically sewn on heavy silk, wool or cotton.

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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TONIGHT!Tonight on "Live at The Linda" on WAMC Northeast Public Radio at 8pm, we're playing our showcase concerts from this past winter featuring artists from @nyfolklore .
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New York Folklore

New York Folklore Friend, Veena Chandra will be performing Saturday, October 1 at 7pm at Skidmore College in honor of Hindu Goddess Durga. She is remembered yearly during an autumnal festival called Sharada Navaratri–each day celebrates one of Durga’s nine forms.

Tickets at www.tix.com/ticket-sales/zankel/7074/event/1289025
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New York Folklore Friend, Veena Chandra will be performing Saturday, October 1 at 7pm at Skidmore College in honor of Hindu Goddess Durga. She is remembered yearly during an autumnal festival called Sharada Navaratri–each day celebrates one of Durga’s nine forms. 

Tickets at https://www.tix.com/ticket-sales/zankel/7074/event/1289025
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