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2013 New York State Folk Arts Roundtable


May 13–15, 2013
In Schenectady, NY

The theme for the conference was Cultural Recovery and Sustainability, with a special focus on cultural recovery from natural disasters. Our conference sessions were held at Proctors Theater in Schenectady as well as several other venues in and around Schenectady.

At the Glen Sanders Mansion overlooking the beautiful Mohawk River and Schenectady’s historic Stockade Neighborhood

SEE PHOTOS from the Roundtable below.

2013 Roundtable Auction 2013 Roundtable Auction—the Details

8-10 p.m. Tuesday Night (May 14th) in the Mohawk Room of the Glen Sanders with CASH BAR and MUNCHIES!

This year we opened our event with a White Elephant / Yankee Swap! Then, we held the live auction you’ve come to love and expect, auctioneers Kay Turner and Steve Zeitlin presiding.

Our special theme was play, games, and folk toys.

The first 3 photos are from Schoharie Valley Farms. Roundtable participants took a field trip there to learn about the effects of Hurricane Irene and ongoing recovery efforts.

From the 2013 Roundtable

From the 2013 Roundtable

From the 2013 Roundtable

Lunch at Perecca’s and More, Schenectady

From the 2013 Roundtable

Panel discussion of newcomer communities to the Capital Region

From the 2013 Roundtable

The New York Folklore Society gratefully acknowledges the following people and businesses for their generous support of the 2013 New York State Folk Arts Roundtable, May 13—15, Schenectady, NY:

Lizabeth Buckley
Chamber of Schenectady County
Country Wine & Spirits
Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
Flores Family Restaurant
NBT Bank
Niskayuna Wines & Liquors
The Open Door Bookstore
ShopRite & Niskayuna
Tough Traveler

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