From the Field

Capital Region/Mohawk Valley/Rochester

Edgar Betelu/Anne Rappaport Berliner/Hannah Davis


Betelu, Edgar, Anne Rappaport Berliner, and Hannah Davis. “From the Field: Capital Region/Mohawk Valley/Rochester” New York Folklore, vol. 48: 1-4, 2022, pp. 69-71.


As part of my fieldwork in the region, I have had the opportunity to meet several members and artists of the Karen community. In August 2021, I was invited to the Wrist Tying Ceremony, which is held annually in different cities of New York State....The Mohawk Valley has a rich history of beekeeping. Moses Quinby, an important figure in beekeeping history, lived and worked in the valley. Today, there are Mohawk Valley beekeepers carrying on the legacy....Downtown Rochester is undergoing major changes, and Monroe County’s new folklife program, Flower City Folk, is documenting the process.

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