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SCHENECTADY COMMUNITY CULTURAL DOCUMENTATION PROGRAM
In collaboration with
the Schoharie River Center

A summer enrichment program for youth in Schenectady, NY
Summer 2011

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMMING

Schenectady Community Cultural Documentation Program

New York Folklore Society partners with
the Schoharie River Center and the Schenectady Job Training Agency in a
2011 Summer Community Documentation Program


In the summer of 2011, the New York Folklore Society teamed up with the Schoharie River Center, the Schenectady Job Training Agency and the Schenectady High School to offer a six-week Community Documentation Program. NYFS staff Lisa Overholser and Ellen McHale joined SRC staff John McKeeby, Scott Haddam, and Ben McKeeby in working with nineteen Schenectady teens to document Schenectady’s green spaces and the activities which occur in and around Schenectady’s parks and waterways. The successful program was given special notice by the Schenectady Job Training Agency for its innovation.

The program continues in the summer of 2012 and into the 2012–13 school year.

Here are a few pictures from the program:
Interview with members of Roots and Wisdom
An interview with members of Roots and Wisdom, an urban gardening program.

Dan Ward of the Erie Canal Museum speaking with students at Lock 8
Dan Ward of the Erie Canal Museum speaking with students at Lock 8.
Playing bocce at the Italian American Club
Playing bocce at the Italian American Club.
An interview (and game) with members of the Tri-City Cricket Club
An interview (and game) with members of the Tri-City Cricket Club.


A collaborative project of the New York Folklore Society and the Schoharie River Center,
with support from the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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