NEW YORK TRADITIONS:
The Gallery of New York Folk Art
129 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY ♦ 518/346-7008
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Sunday hours (May-October) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (in conjunction with the Schenectady Greenmarket outside City Hall);
or by Appointment
*******Special Gallery hours for your shopping convenience on Sundays:*******
The New York Folklore Society operates its Gallery of New York Folk Arts — NEW YORK TRADITIONS — a consignment folk art gallery that provides a sales outlet for folk arts from New York State. Over 65 folk and traditional artists are represented in the gallery. This includes Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) beadworkers and basketmakers, wood carvers, quilters and other fiber artists, stone carvers, and furniture makers.
December 1, 8, 15, and 22, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
We also carry hard-to-find books of regional interest and audio recordings of folk and traditional music.
|Yule Log Tasting Party and Folk “POP UP” Gallery Shop!
To benefit the New York Folklore Society Enjoy festive foods—including a Yule Log—and beautiful
handmade folk art from many communities in New York State.
See wonderful traditional pieces made in the State and
meet and greet friends and colleagues who share a passion for
traditional culture. Bring a friend to this free members’ event to
introduce to the New York Folklore Society!|
|Tuesday, December 17, 2013, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.|
The new headquarters of City Lore at 56 East 1st St., New York, NY
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 518/346-7008
This photograph by Harry Wirtz.
Located in an airy and light-filled storefront on historic Jay Street in Schenectady, we offer a wide variety of woodcarving, quilts, decoys, Iroquois handicrafts, handwoven baskets, historic tinware, Amish furniture and quilted wallhangings, and books and CDs of regional significance among many other items related to New York State. |
Please take the time to come visit with us and peruse journals of New York Folklore dating back to its inception in 1945, and our many other publications.
Along with selling affordable traditional art, the gallery also provides educational material about the artists and their artistic traditions, which serve to enlighten the public about various cultural communities around New York State.
Artist Demonstrations are made possible with a grant from the Schenectady County Initiative Program of the Schenectady County Planning Department.
HAVE A LOOK INSIDE OUR GALLERY.
|Let It Snow!|
NYFS invites members and friends everywhere to help us decorate the Gallery with snowflakes. Please donate $5 this season to NYFS, and we will hang your snowflake from Thanksgiving to the New Year. Thanks for your support! READ more.
|Bernard Domingo was at the New York Folklore Society’s Gallery to help us c e l e b r a t e |
the 18th annual Kids Arts Festival
on Saturday, June 1.
|Sponsored by the ElectriCity Arts & Entertainment District, Kids Arts Festival targets pre-school and young school age children. The festival ran from noon until 4 p.m. Funding for the New York Folklore Society for this event was provided by Stewart’s Holiday Match and Schenectady County Initiative Program (SCIP).|
The gallery is made possible with the generous support of the
William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation
|YOU ARE INVITED!
This holiday season, New York Folklore Society once again is featuring the marionettes of Thom Battreal at the NYFS’ Folk Art Gallery. As a special treat, we invite you to come meet the artist during Downtown Schenectady’s Holiday Open House:|
December 7, 2013
We will have cookies and spiced cider. Come visit us, meet and greet new and old friends, and enjoy Thom’s creativity, as expressed through his whimsical and detailed puppets. The Gallery will be OPEN for holiday shopping!
Noon until 5:00 p.m.
|A Bounty of Folk Art!|
Supported Art” (CSA) BOUNTY of FOLK ART and receive six pieces of traditional folk art from New York State based folk artists. This is a great gift!
BECOME A SHAREHOLDER NOW!
Limited number of shares available for $250. Find out how you can support traditional artists, the New York Folklore Society, and receive
six pieces of folk art
over six months.
|Stop by the NYFS Gallery to Buy a Raffle Ticket! Raffle tickets are $1.00 each. The winner then visits the Wolf Road (Albany) Trader Joe’s for a mystery gift card (at least $25, up to $100) redeemable at any TJ’s. If the raffle winner is from out of state or out of the area, we can obtain gift card for the winner and mail it. Our raffle runs through December 24.
|Shop Online at New York Traditions for folk art, books, music, and handmade gifts. Check out these new items. Open 24 hours for your shopping convenience!|
|Clockwise: Baby's cloche; Pysanky eggs, cribbage set, diaper set with cloche.|