|Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack|
A photographic exhibit about the workers and working life of the thoroughbred horse racing industry
in the United States, with an emphasis on the racetracks owned and operated by the New York Racing Association, which operates Belmont and Aqueduct Racetracks in New York City and the racetrack at Saratoga Springs, NY.
On display at the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery of New York Artists (129 Jay Street, Schenectady) through the end of October, 2017.
Visit our Gallery page to find out more about the exhibit.
|STABLE VIEWS—A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of horse racing. Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. NYFS Director Ellen E. McHale gathered oral narratives from those most intimately involved with racing: stable workers, exercise riders, and horse trainers who form the backbone of the industry.|
160 pages (approx.), 8 x 8 inches, 45 color photographs, bibliography, index ORDER NOW!
|FROM THE DIRECTOR, Ellen McHale|
Contact your Congressperson today: Ask them to support the NEA and NEH!
Cutting federal funding for the arts and humanities will hurt everyone. The impact won’t be short-term. There are many arguments for continuing support for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), two federal agencies slated to be eliminated in the President’s 2018 budget and crippled in his recommended 2017 budget. As someone involved in the arts for my entire life, I am alarmed by the short-sightedness of this action. . . .
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SAVE THE DATE!
Migration across national borders reflects the conditions of an ever-changing world. Its impacts include the sharing of cultural knowledge across geography and across ethnic and community boundaries. Migration also encourages accommodation, both from the hosting communities and the new arrivals. This shifting landscape may spark both positive and negative emotions, as hosting communities and migrants experience tensions arising from cultural intersections and differences.
Cultural Migration: Displacement and Renewal
A Roundtable Discussion and Symposium on Immigration and Resettlement in the Buffalo/Niagara Region of New York
September 8–9, 2017
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
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Register Online: $25 Members; $30 Non-Members
Student registration for the conference is free but RSVP is required
Against the backdrop of the American political landscape of 2017, these issues have grown in urgency, timeliness, and importance. Contemporary folklore sits at the intersection of arts, humanities, and social justice, and the planned community workshop will invite participants to explore these issues from diverse perspectives through a New York State lens.
Presented in a roundtable format, this gathering will include perspectives from traditional artists, community members, folklorists, and human service providers.
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For more information, call us at 518/346-7008 or email us at email@example.com
Funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Humanities New York.
|William G. Pomeroy Foundation|
LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS
We are in our 2nd Year!
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partnered with the New York Folklore Society in 2015 to launch a grant program to celebrate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history. In just one year, we funded 14 markers.
|Legends are sometimes referred to as “folk history.” They are reports and stories that explain an unusual event, a unique person, or warn others as in a cautionary tale. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. The details, however, are often altered through oral communication.|
ELIGIBILITY Grants available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.
GRANT DEADLINES – Apply online.
June 30, 2017 or October 31, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The William Pomeroy Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-913-4060.
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|Family Weekend: Lincoln Center |
DOUBLE DUTCH July 29–30
’Til The Street Lights Come On: Celebrating Double Dutch in NYC
Hosted by Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA)
|In an attempt to reclaim a cultural space left vacant since the end of an annual city-wide competition at Lincoln Center in the early 80s, and to center the magic of black and brown women, WOCA, in association with the National Double Dutch League, co-presents “’Til The Street Lights Come On,” a two-day event at Lincoln Center Out of Doors highlighting the urban tradition of Double Dutch and celebrating the women of color that helped pioneer the tradition and set its course to becoming an international phenomenon influencing both art and culture. Featuring demonstrations, jump-ins, panel discussions, a film screening and exhibition, and the Double Dutch Summer Classic.|
Visit the New York Folklore Society’s tent for DOUBLE DUTCH MEMORY SHARING STATION on Hearst Plaza:
Saturday, 7/29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Open Jump and Demos)
and Sunday, 7/30 from 12-4 p.m. (Double Dutch Summer Classic)
For more information, email the NYFS NYC Rep, Eileen Condon
Refugees enrich our communities with their skills, dreams, and aspirations. NYFS supports continued
resettlement in the US.
Visit the Gallery of
New York Artists
at the NYFS
129 Jay Street
Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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