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with ever more communities in New York State and to increasingly impact people with our mission to foster and support traditional arts and culture in New York. We rely upon our supporters and members to make us more effective. Please spread the word about the good work that the New York Folklore Society does, and let us know how we can better serve you in your community.
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Have You Seen Our Dragon in Schenectady?
The Open Door, Schenectady’s locally owned independent bookstore, at 128 Jay Street, is sponsoring a summer event involving 20 businesses (including the New York Folklore Society) centered around Have You Seen My Dragon? by Steven Light, a fantastic book celebrating cities and art and dragons. The bookstore will host a month-long scavenger hunt to find their dragon in 20 participating local businesses in July, culminating in prizes and a party on July 30 at the bookstore with author-illustrator Steven Light. Visit the Open Door for more details.
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Reflection on Service: Stories of Hurricane Irene|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term) Recovery), the New York Folklore Society, and AmeriCorps VISTA, were proud to sponsor The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Reflection on Service: Stories of Hurricane Irene on Monday, January 20, 2014, at the Middleburgh Reformed Church, Middleburgh, NY. Read more...
|NYFS Wins Grant from Erie Canalway|
◊ Celebrating Music and Dance in Brockport ◊ ◊
NYFS partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal
Zorkie Nelson leads drumming at a Kwanzaa celebration at the Empire State Museum in Albany. Courtesy of Zorkie Nelson.
Free performances will be held at the Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY at 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:
|July 6 |
|William Heyen and Friends — Poetry Readings|
Garth Fagan Dance School Ensemble
Papaloti Mexican Folkloric Dance School
Zorkie Nelson and Drummers (Ghanaian drum and dance)
Caramelo Trio (Latin Contemporary Music)
Broadway on the Canal (favorite songs)
Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester (music and dance)
George Hogan (country music)
Fever Pitch (a cappella barbershop quartet)
The New York Folklore Society proudly announced the receipt of a Canalway grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for a partnership project with the Erie Canal Museum (Syracuse) and the Village of Brockport.
The award to NYFS was announced at a press conference in Albany on February 18, 2014. NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York. A collaborative project like this that unites institutions literally along the length of the canal simply wouldn’t have been possible without support from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.”
20th Annual KidsFest, Schenectady, June 7, 2014
|Ask the New York Folklore Society about opportunities for
Mentoring and Professional Development|
Technical assistance and professional development opportunities are now available from the New York Folklore Society, through support from the New York State Council on the Arts, Folk Arts Program.
Organizations, artists, and individuals working within folk and traditional arts and culture are eligible to receive support for activities which increase one’s knowledge and skills in areas of performance, organizational and business acumen, artistic techniques, and practices, presentational formats, marketing and development, website development, etc. The Mentoring and Professional Development Program of NYFS will provide direct support to a consultant, artist mentor, or arts professional to help you to solve a problem, develop a program idea, or learn a skill.
Support is also available for travel to attend conferences or to observe a colleague or fellow artist. Sound interesting? Contact Lisa Overholser at the New York Folklore Society or read more here.
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|Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack|
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Come Join Us for the Exhibition Opening!
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014,
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing.
The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. It opens at The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls on August 5, 2014, and runs through December 2014. Read more...