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New York Folklore’s Year in Review

New York Folklore’s Year in Review

As we close out our 79th year, we at New York Folklore give thanks for all of our supporters who have made our programming initiatives possible with your donations and partnerships.  We strive to work with, and in support for, New York's diverse communities,  and we...

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80 Years of Folk Arts and Cultural Equity

80 Years of Folk Arts and Cultural Equity

2024 will mark eighty years since the founding of the New York Folklore Society! Throughout our history, we have championed cultural equity at all levels: local grassroots initiatives, regional conferences, state advocacy, and national presentations. Every year we...

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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...

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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. ...

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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 https://www.nadaodeh.com.  Arabic Heritage Month One of the things that I like to celebrate as an Arab is Arabic calligraphy,...

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An Interview with Luthier Stephen Iachetta

An Interview with Luthier Stephen Iachetta

Last month Staff Folklorist Anne Rappaport Berliner Interviewed  Luthier Stephen Iachetta of Shaker Violin Repair. Check out an excerpt of their interview! ARB: How did you get into playing and making?  SI: In third grade I started playing, at the age of 7. A...

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