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