2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

Festive First Friday: Holiday Wreath Making with Tree Farmers Staci and Gene Molyneaux and New York Folklore at the Bundy Museum of History and Art!

Photo provided by Staci Molyneaux

When: Friday, December 7, 2018. 7-9 p.m.

Where: Bundy Museum of History and Art Annex (behind the Bundy House at 129 Main Street) Binghamton

Make a Christmas wreath while sipping mulled wine and sampling traditional Christmas cookies at this special First Friday event. Staci and Gene Molyneaux will discuss their experiences as the owners of Molyneaux Plantation & Tree Farm and teach attendees how to make and decorate a 16″ wreath. Tools, supplies, and decorations provided. Please bring garden gloves and any additional desired decorations.

To register, contact New York Folklore at or (518) 346-7008 by Monday, December 3. The $10 fee is payable by credit card or PayPal at the time of registration. If registering after December 3rd, the fee is $15.

This event is sponsored by the New York Folklore Society and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.



2018 Annual Meeting of the American Folklore Society

In Harm’s Way: Community Responses to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

When: Open through May 2019

Where: Mabee Farm Historic Site of the Schenectady County Historical Society, Rotterdam Junction, NY

In 2011, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee delivered two consecutive blows to communities in the Schoharie and Mohawk Watershed, as torrential rains caused unprecedented flooding throughout the region. Five years later, in 2016, NYF Executive Director, Ellen McHale, began to record the personal experience narratives of flood survivors and volunteers: first through a series of community “sharing” sessions focused upon the volunteer experience and later through recording the personal experience stories of those whose lives and property had been directly impacted by the catastrophic flooding caused by Irene and Lee in the Mohawk and Schoharie Watersheds. This exhibition is one result of this documentation. It represents a partnership with Long Island Traditions with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.