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    The Gallery of New York Folk Art
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Schenectady
518/346-7008

HOURS: MON-SAT 10-3:30; SUN hours (MAY-OCT) 10 a.m.-2 p.m.;
or by appt.

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NEW YORK TRADITIONS

Inside 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
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Join Us in Flushing NY
Stable Views:
Life in the Backstretch of the Thoroughbred Racetrack

Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art
of braiding manes


Come Join Us for the Exhibition Opening!
Friday, June 5, 7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354


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. Explore the community found within the backstretch of the thoroughbred racetracks in New York State, such as Belmont. As a location, the “backstretch” is that physical area of the racetrack lying out of sight from the public. The backstretch can also refer to the community of workers which is forged through a common activity – the care of the race horse. Discover the world of trainers, exercise riders, jockeys, saddle makers and others. It opens at Flushing Town Hall on June 5, 2015, and runs June 6 – June 28, 2015. Gallery Hours: Sat & Sun 12–5 p.m. Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students. Read more...





 

Holidays on Jay Street
Our Gallery and its manager, Laurie Longfield, starred in Greg Millett’s video from December 2012. (starting at 1:33):

inside the gallery>

For a closer look at some of the unique handmade items for sale in the Gallery and information about the artists who created them, click on any of the photos below. If you are interested in purchasing any of these type of items, or even if you are looking for something else that you don’t see here, we invite you to call our office at 518/346-7008 for information about availability and pricing.
woodcock toy truck quilt
canes stone book with mirror carved cross

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