Events

New York Folklore’s Birthday Bash!

New York Folklore’s Birthday Bash!

Join New York Folklore for its 80th Birthday Celebration to take place in Downtown Schenectady's Jay Square, located conveniently on Jay Street across from City Hall.  There will be music and dance performances, an artists' marketplace and, of course, a birthday...

Apprenticeship Showcase of North Indian Classical Music

Apprenticeship Showcase of North Indian Classical Music

Join us on Suday July 21st for a free concert of North Indian Classical Music  In 2024 Veena Chandra and Devesh Chrandra were awarded Apprenticeship grants from The New York  State Council on the Arts. This performance will feature Veena’s apprentices Vibhava Ranade...

Zorkie Nelson Performance

Zorkie Nelson Performance

On Sunday, June 16th, New York Folklore is the sponsor for featured artist, Zorkie Nelson who will give a performance of Ghanian drumming. Zorkie is currently working to bring to life A Pan African Youth Orchestra for the Capital Region. Currently in the “recruitment...

Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra Performance

Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra Performance

On Sunday, June 9th, New York Folklore is the sponsor for the featured artists – Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra performing North Indian music on sitar and tabla.  Their performance is part of a year-long program of Indian music, dance, and other forms of art from...

Arabic Heritage Month Celebration

Arabic Heritage Month Celebration

New York Folklore Board Member and Artist Nada Odeh will host a celebration honor of Arabic Heritage Month at Sana'a Cafe in Buffalo, NY. Join Nada and the community for a night of music, art and poetry! Music will be provided by Mirage directed by Paul Hage, with...

Folk Arts in Education Showcase and Concert

Folk Arts in Education Showcase and Concert

Join us on Sunday April 28th for a concert of North Indian Classical Music and Ghanaian Drumming. Over the past year teaching artists Veena Chandra, Devesh Chandra, and Zorkie Nelson have worked collaboratively with the Schenectady School District to bring folk music...

New York Folklore Presents Pulso De Barro

New York Folklore Presents Pulso De Barro

New York Folklore presents a free, multi-part showcase of New York’s diverse folk music traditions. Tickets are available here. Use the code “NYFolklore” for free tickets Mexican American musicians Maria Puente Flores, Mateo Cano, Víctor Lizabeth, Ovi Horta, and...

New York Folklore Presents DRAM

New York Folklore Presents DRAM

New York Folklore presents a free, multi-part showcase of New York’s diverse folk music traditions. Tickets are available here. Use the code “NYFolklore” for free tickets A dram is a small drink of whisky. DRAM is also the ten-year placeholder name that five Greene...

Apprenticeship Showcase of North Indian Classical Music

An Afternoon of Indian Classical Music

Join us for an afternoon of North Indian Classical Music on the sitar and tabla, with Veena and Devesh Chandra and their students. Supported by apprenticeship grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the concert will feature Saurav Bavdekar, apprentice to...

Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival  – Details and Schedule

Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival – Details and Schedule

The Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival is BACK for its third year! Join us on Sunday, October 1st for another year of artist demonstrations, musical performances, and cultural cooking lessons! The festival will begin at 11:00 am and end at 5:30 pm at the Washington Park...

New York Folklore Presents: Jewish Folk Music

New York Folklore Presents: Jewish Folk Music

New York Folklore presents a free, three-part showcase of the Capital Region’s diverse folk music traditions. This event will feature an extended 20-minute intermission. A separate, but permeable lobby is available. The order of the show is as follow below. Tickets...

New York Folklore Presents: Mixed Roots

New York Folklore Presents: Mixed Roots

New York Folklore presents the first date in a free, three-part showcase of the Capital Region’s diverse folk music traditions. Use code Folklore for free tickets. Mixed Roots is a multi-part band which plays AfroBeat and Reggae under the leadership of drummer,...