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|Each year, we seek to work |
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.
SEE Executive Director Ellen McHale on Schenectady Today, February 25, 2014.
Visit the New York Folklore Society’s
Gallery of NY Traditions for your Holiday Shopping!
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New York Traditions
129 Jay Street
Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, is Small Business Saturday!
Mark your calendars for December 13 for the 11th Downtown Schenectady’s Annual Holiday Open House!
New York Traditions On-line
Folk art, CDs, books, handmade gifts! Find that unique gift for someone special!
|Henry Arquette receives the
National Endowment for
the Arts National Heritage
Fellowship Award for 2014|
NEA Heritage Fellow Henry Arquette with NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Photo by Tom Pich. Photo courtesy of NEA.
On September 17,
2014, Henry Arquette
received the highest
award that this nation
offers to folk and
traditional artists. A
maker of utilitarian
baskets held in high
regard by his Haudenosaunee
Mohawk community, Henry Arquette
was one of nine award honorees for
2014, and the only artist from New York State
to receive the National Endowment for the
Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award for
2014. READ more from the Director’s Column in Voices Fall-Winter 2013.
|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.
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.
A Folklorist’s Look at the Changing Demographics of Schenectady and the Mohawk Valley
Presented by Dr. Ellen McHale,
Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society
Saturday, 12/13 at 2:00 p.m.
At Mabee Farm Historic Site
1100 Main Street
Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
Admission $5; Free for members of the Schenectady County Historical Society
Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack
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. At The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls through December 2014. Read more...
Photo of exercise rider, Roger Horgan, checking his
tack at the Palm Meadows Training Facility, Florida. Photo by Ellen McHale.