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A master storyteller, Jonathan grew up on tall tales and day dreams. Jonathan was selected “Best Storyteller in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine. He enchants children every year at hundreds of schools, libraries, historic sites, and festivals performing finger fables, story theater, and New York lore.
“Jonathan Kruk has a way with the spoken word, the telling gesture, the sprinkling of humor and the appropriate costume for a smorgasbord of stories.” —The New York Times, March 23, 2003
Santa on the Hudson CD—Stories of the Christmas Spirit as told by Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk/Music by Matt Noble $15
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Rip Van Winkle CD—A dramatic reading by master storyteller Jonathan Kruk $15
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NYFS Director Ellen McHale
Visits China...Read more here.
Join Ellen McHale for a book signing on November 28,
from 12:00–2:00 p.m. in the Gallery of the New York Folklore Society,
129 Jay St, Schenectady, New York 12305
||Stable Views offers an inside look at the thoroughbred racing industry through the words and perspectives of those who labor within its stables. In more than 14 years of field research, NYFS Director Ellen E. McHale traveled throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Kentucky, and Louisiana to gather oral narratives from those most intimately involved with racing: the stable workers, exercise riders, and horse trainers who form the backbone of the industry. She interviewed workers at Saratoga, Belmont, Tampa Bay Downs, Keeneland, the Evangeline Training Center in Louisiana, and the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.|
160 pages (approx.), 8 x 8 inches, 45 color photographs, bibliography, index
A moving revelation of the many essential workers and their lives on the backside of horse racing
|Many North Country residents have enjoyed a day at the Saratoga racetrack, where the spectacle is the excitement of the race and the fancy dress of the spectators. Folklorist Ellen McHale has spent years behind the scenes at the Saratoga and Belmont racetracks, getting to know the workers who care for the horses, out of the public’s sight. What she found was a tight-knit community, whose love for the animals in their care is the basis for a rich occupational culture. That research is the subject of an exhibit now on display at The TAUNY Center. The exhibit consists of photos, quotes from the workers featured presented in English and Spanish, and artifacts from the backstretch.|
The exhibit will remain on display July through early November. Curator and NYFS Director Ellen McHale will be at TAUNY on December 5 to sign books.
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FOLK and TRADITIONAL ARTISTS
ArtsWestchester will host a
FOLK ARTIST MENTORING GRANT INFORMATION SESSION
with Eileen Condon
New York Folklore Society Representative
|When:||Monday, November 16th, 2015|
|Where:||ArtsWestchester, Main Gallery|
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Call 914-428-4220 x 329 for more information,
or visit artswestchester.org/events/folk-artist-mentorship-grant-information-session/
Calling all folk artists and folk arts professionals: New York Folklore Society Mentoring and Professional Development monetary awards are there for you—all year round on a rolling deadline. READ MORE...
SAVE THE DATE!
In this one-day conference, folklorists, architects, historic preservationists, museum professionals, community members, and students will come together to address questions concerning the significant crisis in our understanding of everyday landscapes and the built environment:
The New York Folklore Society announces its
Photo by Ellen McHale
Crisis of Place: Preserving Folk and Vernacular Architecture in New York
Saturday, April 2, 2016
At Cooper Union in New York City
Join us for an invigorating discussion in plenary and panel presentations featuring Michael Ann Williams (President, American Folklore Society and Professor of Folklore, Western Kentucky University); Annie Polland (Senior Vice President, Education & Programs, Lower East Side Tenement Museum); Cynthia Falk (Associate Professor of Material Culture, The Cooperstown Graduate Program); Molly Garfinkel (Director, Place Matters/City Lore); Nancy Solomon (Director, Long Island Traditions); Joseph Sciorra (Director of Academic and Cultural Programs, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College); graduate students specializing in folk and vernacular architecture, and many more!!
- What is the folk and vernacular architecture of New York State? What makes it “folk” or “vernacular?”
- How are the conditions of urban and rural life in 2016 challenging traditional architectural practices among various ethnic and regional communities?
- Who is sustaining vernacular design and construction in the face of globalization and gentrification, and why?
Watch this space or call 518.346.7008 for more details!