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 have much to be thankful for in 2023. We eagerly look forward to celebrating our 80th year in 2024 with a continuation of many of our projects alongside the inauguration of new initiatives. Here are a few of the highlights of 2023….
We continue to expand this program through support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ralph Wilson Foundation, to include community documentation in Allegany, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties in partnership with Tri-County Arts Council. Nada Odeh will be providing documentation and programming for this project and New York Folklore plans to engage one other community fieldworker to reach populations in this region.
We ended the year with our current exhibit, “Cuts Across Cultures: Jewish and Chinese Papercutting”.
When possible, New York Folklore provides companion programming to our exhibitions. In 2023, our gallery hosted workshops in making sachets, “cocktail” hats, hip hop clothing design,and the decorated sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos.
Throughout the year, we hosted hundreds of people at our programming, through our online discussion forums, at workshops, and at the third annual Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival at Albany’s Washington Park Lakehouse. If you missed any of this, we encourage you to attend our events in 2024. Throughout our 80th Anniversary Year, we look forward to expanding our reach through receptions, programs, and projects in every region in New York State. Come join us in our work!