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

Spring Parkway Walk, 37" X 26"

Current Exhibit

Quilted Thread: Colorful Cards and Quilts
Nov 10 2022 – Mar 28 2023

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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

New York Folklore Announces increased Access to Publications

New York Folklore Announces increased Access to Publications

New York Folklore is pleased to announce that its website,, now provides increased access to back issues of its publication, Voices: the Journal of New York Folklore. Founded as the New York Folklore Society in 1944, the organization quickly...

Artist Spotlight: Devesh Chandra

Artist Spotlight: Devesh Chandra

DEVESH CHANDRA has been learning the Tabla since the age of 3. He learned Indian Classical Music by accompanying his mother, renowned Sitar exponent Veena Chandra and he continues to perform with her.  Their mother and son duo has received national and international...

Artist Spotlight: Helen Condon

Artist Spotlight: Helen Condon

Helen Condon learned the art of rag rug braiding over fifty years ago from her grandmother, Sarah Campbell Taylor, who taught her how to make braided rugs using discarded, wool clothing. Using the skills in braiding and matching colors learned at thirteen years old,...