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Folklore & Allied Professions

ALLIED ETHNOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS
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Allied Ethnology & Anthropology Organizations


Alianza Dominicana
Program in Dominican Folk Art Traditions

Leonardo Ivan Dominguez,
Cultural Program and Conjunto Folkorico Director
2410 Amsterdam Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10033
212/740-1960
Fax 212-740-1967
E-mail: leonardoivan.dominguez@alianzaonline.org



Alianza Dominicana’s Program in Dominican Folk Arts Traditions teaches youth and adults how to design and produce traditional Dominican Carnival masks (mascaras), traditional Carnival ceremonial dress, and traditional dress worn by dancers of Alianza’s Conjunto Folklorico. Conjunto Folkorico is a group of forty youths aged 6 to 22 who are being trained in Dominican folk dance, Dominican carnival, ring games and other popular expressive traditions, as well as instruction in Dominican cultural history as manifested through its traditional music and dance, an overview of folk and popular music and dance, and methodology for field research.

American Anthropological Association
4350 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 640
Arlington, VA 22203-1620
703/528-1902
Fax 703/528-3546



The American Anthropological Association, founded in 1902, is the world’s largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Its web site includes Anthropology Resources on the Internet which lists the largest and up-to-date sites with links to anthropology resources on the internet.


American Italian Heritage Museum
Prof./Cav. Philip J. DiNovo, President/Director
1227 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205
518/435-0591



The American Italian Heritage Museum opened on Friday, August 7, 2009. It is owned and operated by the American Italian Heritage Association founded in 1979, with members in 34 states and 4 nations. There are 8 rooms that honor and tells the story of the Italian immigrants and the contributions of Italian American. The unique mission style building was completed in 1922; many Italian immigrants help build the church which was built for Our Lady of Mercy. In 1975, they sold the building and built a new church a couple of blocks away. The museum is staffed with volunteers and open Monday, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. It is closed on major holidays and has a different schedule in the winter.


American Studies Association
1120 19th Street NW, Suite 301
Washington DC 20036
202/467-4783
Fax: 202/467-4786
E-mail: asastaff@theasa.net



The American Studies Association (ASA) is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Chartered in 1951, the American Studies Association now has 5,000 individual members along with 2,200 library and other institutional subscribers. These members include teachers, researchers, and other professionals from fields of history, literature, religion, art and architecture, philosophy, music, science, folklore, ethnic studies, anthropology, material culture, museum studies, sociology, government, communications, education, library science, gender studies, popular culture, and others. The ASA publishes the American Quarterly as well a Guide to American Studies Online.


An-Sky Institute for Jewish Culture
Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D., Director
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD)
Peter Rushefsky, Executive Director
32 Broadway, Suite 1314
New York, NY 10004
212/571-1555 x36
E-mail: prushefsky@ctmd.org


The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture represents the continuation of CTMD’s ongoing work since the mid-1970s to research, preserve and present the Jewish performing arts traditions of New York City. In 2006, CTMD’s work to research and revitalize the Yiddish Dance tradition kicked off the first regular dance (Tantshoyz) workshop series in North America. In concerts and workshops since 1974, CTMD has focused on presenting important Yiddish folk singers. In 2010, CTMD founded the An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project, directed by folklorist Itzik Gottesman, Ph.D., that coordinates research and dissemination of Jewish folklore collecting through a core group of eighteen leading researchers. The Project has initiated the Yiddish Song of the Week blog as a means of disseminating rare field recordings of leading Yiddish folksingers.


Ancestry.com



Ancestry.com, with more than 5 billion names and 23,000 searchable databases, Ancestry.com is an online source for family history information. A subscription service allows you to find your ancestors’ stories among billions of historical records, and conduct genealogical research.


Archives.com
101 University Avenue, Suite 320
Palo Alto, CA 94301
feedback@archives.com.

Archives.com teamed up with the former Genealogy Home page, a site that spent over 10 years compiling the best genealogy resources on the web, to provide visitors with a solid roadmap to start their research. Pprofessional genealogists present the Expert Series—an archive and bi-weekly publication of articles that provide expert advice and trouble-shooting tips. The site offers a free genealogy search — a search engine that returns results from the most popular and relevant genealogy websites whenever a user searches an ancestor’s name.


Art Knows No Borders, Inc.
William Westerman, Director
P.O. Box 5967
Newark, NJ 07105
973/941-4060
E-mail: info@aknb.org



Art Knows No Borders, Inc. is an organization devoted to the traditional arts of immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and to protecting the human rights of refugees and migrants throughout the world. Programs include exhibits and concerts, as well as economic and community development projects in New Jersey and New York to assist artists new to the U.S.


Asian Cultural Council
Cecily Cook, Program Officer
437 Madison Avenue, 37th Floor
New York, NY 10022-7001
212/812-4300
Fax 212/812-4299
E-mail: acc@accny.org



The Asian Cultural Council is a foundation devoted to the cultural exchange in visual and performing arts between the United States and Asia. The Council administers grants programs that provide individual fellowship awards for artists, scholars, and students from Asia to work, study and travel in the United States. Americans are also the recipients of some of the grants for similar activities in Asia.


John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College (CUNY)
Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D., Asst. Dir. for Academic and Cultural Programs
25 West 43rd Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212/642-2094
Fax 212/642-2030
E-mail: calandra@qc.edu



The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College (CUNY) conducts research and organizes lectures and seminars on Italian-American experience. It maintains a resource library and serves as a clearinghouse for dissemination of research to academia, government, industry, and the civic community. The Italian American Review is a peer-reviewed, social science journal published twice yearly by the Institute. At the Institute’s website, you can take a virtual tour of their museum exhibition: "Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle and Achievement."


Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Juan Castaño Managing Director
91-10 34th Ave., 5B
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718/507-2617 E-mail: castano@calpullidance.org



Calpulli Mexican Dance Company (a.k.a. Calpulli Danza Mexicana) was founded in 2003 by a group of artists who sought to enrich the quality of Mexican traditional dance in New York City. As a not-for- profit organization, its mission is to teach and produce dance-based programming incorporating live music and theatre to promote a diverse image of Mexican cultural heritage. Calpulli is a word of the Nahuatl language referring to the groups or clans categorized by trade, which contributed to the whole of the Aztec civilization. This young, energetic group is a calpulli of artists. Calpulli produces professional educational programs and performances comprised of Mexican dance, music, and theatre. Events range from didactic to theatric each showcasing Mexico’s rich cultural heritage and history through dance.


The Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center/
African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega,
Founder and President
408 West 58th Street
New York NY 10019
(Between 9th and 10th Avenue)
212/307-7420
Fax: 212/315-1086
E-mail: mmvega@cccadi.org



The Caribbean Cultural Center is dedicated to making visible to the populations of New York and our communities worldwide, the invisible history, culture, and welfare of peoples of African descent. The CCCADI’s mission and objective is to research, document, and promulgate the diversity of racial and cultural traditions that make the globe vibrate with the cultures that were forcibly brought to the Americas before, during and after the “African Slave Trade.” Founded in 1976, the Center documents, celebrates, and shares the cultural heritage of people of African descent through multidisciplinary programs such as concerts, lectures, workshops, art exhibitions and conferences.


Celebration of Celts
A Festival of Music, Dance, and History
Anne Macpherson
Ghent, NY
518/851-9670
E-mail: Coc1@mhcable.com



Celebration of Celts has grown to be the largest Pan-Celtic event on the east coast. The festival grew from a small concert in 2002 to two-day festival with pipe bands, Celtic fusion bands, Highland dancers and Irish dancing, a jousting tourney, re-enactors, and more. The website has information for performance schedules, participating artists, ticketing, volunteers, and vendors. Also found on the website are pages describing Celtic history, with specific reference to Columbia County Celts, their culture and religion.


Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
212/294-8301
Genealogy inquiries: gi@cjh.org
Reference inquiries: inquiries@cjh.org


Center for Jewish History is home to the American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and Vivo Institute for Jewish Research. The Center’s mission is to preserve, research and educate about the history, culture, and art of the Jewish people. Collections include old and rare books, periodical collections, photos, memoirs, official decrees, personal letters, contemporary publications, paintings, sculptures, archeological artifacts, historical textiles, ceremonial objects, and more. From the website, you can view digitized images of collections. The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute resources are accessible to trace your roots and for searching for people and places throughout the Diaspora. Research guides are available to help you get started. The Center and its partners also present exhibitions, concerts, film, and other public programming.


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
North American Branch
14A North East Isles Drive
North East, MD 21901
E-mail: admin@ccenorthamerica.org


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE) (pronounced "kol-tus kyol-tori air-in") is an international organization based in Dublin, Ireland, committed to the preservation and practice of traditional Irish arts such as music, singing, dance, and language. CCA North America is comprised of CCA branches in cities throughout the United States and Canada, and promotes traditional Irish arts in the western hemisphere by sponsoring concerts, dances, classes, and other events. The website provides links to local branches, to information on the national convention and musical festivals.


Cultural Community Initiatives
Center for Traditional Music and Dance
Peter Rushefsky, Executive Director
Ethel Raim, Artistic Director
32 Broadway, Suite 1314
New York, NY 10004
212/571-1555
Fax: 212/571-9052
E-mail: traditions@ctmd.org


The Cultural Community Initiatives (CCI) mission is to support the practice and perpetuation of traditional, root and evolved performing arts in specific ethnic communities of New York through performance projects, publicity, fundraising and technical assistance. Since 1990, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance has produced collaborative events in diverse ethnic communities of New York City. Funded initially by the Folk and Traditional Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Center has carried out six past and present projects in the Albanian, Arab, Dominican, West African, Asian Indian and Former Soviet Jewish communities of New York in collaboration with community artists.


Eastern American Studies Association
American Studies Program
Charles Kupfer, President
Penn State Harrisburg
W 356 Olmstead Building
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
717/948-6196
E-mail: amstd@psu.edu



The Eastern American Studies Association (EASA) is a regional chapter of the American Studies Association organized to promote and encourage the study of American Culture in the Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania areas. EASA sponsors an annual conference, special lectures and events, and publishes a newsletter twice annually. In addition, EASA seeks to foster ties between academic programs, public organizations, established scholars, and current students in hopes of strengthening the American Studies community within the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.


El Museo del Barrio
Georgina M. Nichols, Interim Director
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
212/831-7272
Fax 212/831-7927
E-mail: info@elmuseo.org
El Museo del Barrio was founded in 1969 by artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz with the support of a group of Puerto Rican educators, artists, parents and community activists in East Harlem’s Spanish-speaking El Barrio. As New York City’s only Latino museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art, El Museo retains its strong community roots as a place of cultural pride and self-discovery, yet projects itself nationally through wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.


El Taller Latino Americano
Bernardo Palombo, Founder & Artistic Director
2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10025
212/665-9460
Fax 212/280-0680
El Taller Latino Americano is a community-based non-profit arts and education institution founded in New York City in 1979 to bridge the gap between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art, dance and music. El Taller is a language school with conversational Spanish classes; a cultural center with art, music and dance workshops; a stage to showcase local and internationally known musicians; and an art gallery to exhibit upcoming and established artists.


Folklife Sourcebook


The Folklife Sourcebook has replaced Ethnographic Resources page at the American Folklife Center. Search the database for ethnographic resources of all types in the US and around the world. Or you can browse by resource type: Archives, Museums, and Libraries; Directories and Web Resources; Grant Giving Organizations; Higher Education Programs; Public Sector Organizations; Publishers and Dealers of Books and Recordings; Research Groups; and Societies.


Genealogy Today
Illya D’Addezio, Owner
P.O. Box 911
New Providence, NJ 07974-0911
908/963-1277
Fax 908/790-9479
E-mail: support@geneaologytoday.com



Genealogy Today has been committed to keeping genealogists informed of the latest resources and research techniques since the inception of this website in 1999. The site continues to expand the information in its searchable databases and local genealogy directory. It offers free articles and regular columns to provide guidance for those just getting started, and the newsletter and databases offer value to more experienced visitors.


Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
10301 NE Glisan Street
Portland, Oregon 97220
503/234-1541
Fax: 503/234-1259
E-mail: rowanneh@mail.irco.org



Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a community-based, nonprofit organization with a 25-year history of assisting over 45,000 refugees and immigrants through the various stages of integration into U.S. society. IRCO assists refugees, immigrants and multi-ethnic communities to develop self-sufficiency and cultural awareness while affirming and preserving each culture. The IRCO Arts for New Immigrants Program assists refugee and immigrant artists to continue their cultural traditions and artistic careers in the Portland area.


Irish American Heritage Museum
Exhibit Site:
2267 Rte.145
East Durham, NY 12423
518/634-7497
Research Library:
991 Broadway, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12204
518/432-6598
Fax 518/449-2540
E-mail: irishamermuseum@cs.com



The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Irish American heritage traditions. The Museum acts as a repository and collects, preserves, interprets and presents materials and objects related to the heritage of the Irish American population of New York State, the United States and the international community. It researches, documents, and disseminates globally, information on the contributions of the Irish and of the Irish Americans, as well as serving as a center for scholarly and popular research through the Museum’s research library and archives. The Museum develops and presents exhibitions and sponsors activities to educate Irish Americans about their unique heritage and to illustrate to other Americans the impact the Irish have had in our society. Theses public programs take place in East Durham, New York, during the summer exhibition season and throughout the year at various locations in the Albany region.


Iroquois Indian Museum
324 Caverns Road
P.O. Box 7
Howes Cave, NY 12092
518/296-8949
Fax 518/296-8955
E-mail: info@iroquoismuseum.org



The Iroquois Indian Museum is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity. As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople. The extensive website has information on education programs, museum and gallery, events, genealogy tips, and Iroquois history and archeology.


i-Italy
Italian/American Digital Project

Ottorino Cappelli, Project Coordinator
c/o John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Queens College, CUNY
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10036
E-mail: editors@i-italy.org



i-Italy, subtitled the The Italian/American Digital Project, is a group of journalists, academics and “public intellectuals” who are creating an authoritative point of encounter, information, and debate on the Internet concerning Italy and Italian America. The project offers information and discussion on current, social and cultural events; in-depth examination and cultural debate; and community building/social networking, through web publishing of articles, photos, audio files, reviews, columns, analyses, and on-line forums and discussion groups.


Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community
Tom Porter,
Community Spiritual Leader
4934 State Highway 5
Fonda, NY 12068
518/673-5356
Fax 518/673-5575
Bed & Breakfast: 518/673-5092
Craft Shop: 518/673-2534
E-mail: kanatsio@hotmail.com



The Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community is small group of traditional Mohawks who farm, cultivate, and preserve their land within the Mohawk Valley with the hope that others will follow in their footsteps. For over 200 years, traditional Mohawk people of the Iroquois Confederacy have dreamed that someday they would return to the home of their ancestors, and that dream came true in 1993. They seek to provide a place where Mohawk people can revitalize their culture, tradition, language and spirituality. At their website, you can find learn about their culture and traditions as well as their Annual Summer Festival, and fundraising activities which include a Craft Shop and a Bed & Breakfast.


Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders / Cultura Mexicana Sin Fronteras
@ the Brooklyn Music School
126 Saint Felix Street
New York, NY 11217
212/587-3070
Fax 212/587-3071
E-mail: info@manoamano.us



Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to celebrating Mexican culture in the United States and promoting the understanding of Mexican traditions among immigrants, artists, educators and the general public. Founded in 2000 as a project of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, we attained independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) status in 2006. We have collaborated with leading international organizations, museums, and local cultural partners to create landmark events and celebrations of Mexican culture.


Mariachi Academy
Ramón Ponce Jr., Executive Director St Paul School in East Harlem
114 East 118th Street
New York, NY 10035
212-729-7678
E-mail: info@mariachiacademyny.org



The Mariachi Academy of New York (MANY) is a community-based cultural initiative of the Center for Traditional Music & Dance (CTMD). MANY is keeping the Mexican heritage and culture alive in one of New York—s fastest-growing immigrant populations while sharing Mexican traditions across cultures through participation and performance. A community-led not-for-profit corporation, MANY works to develop the skills in musical training, discipline, creativity, and self-esteem while strengthening language, team working skills and a strong sense of identity to youth in New York.


The Mexican Cultural Institute
Raul J. Zorrilla, Executive Director
27 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
212/217-6478
Fax 212/217-6425
E-mail: icumexny@sre.gob.mx



The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, founded in 1991, was established along with thirteen other Institutes throughout the United States as part of the “Program for Mexican Communities Abroad.” The main purpose of this program was to nurture a sense of national identity among the people of Mexican origin living in the United States by strengthening their links to Mexico’s history and traditions. Both an independent U.S. not-for-profit organization and the New York cultural branch of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mexican Cultural Institute presents art exhibitions, performances, film screenings, panel discussions, readings, book presentations and other activities, in collaboration with leading New York organizations, to showcase the uniqueness of Mexico’s art and culture.


Mid-Atlantic Region of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
E-mail: usamidatlantic@comhaltas.net
The Mid-Atlantic Region of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE) has a website that provides lovers of Irish traditional culture a clearinghouse of information about Irish cultural events—concerts, dances, classes and more that take place throughout the Mid-Atlantic Irish community — with a mailing list and events calendar. There are nine Branches in the Mid-Atlantic Region, representing New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia, of this international organization described above (see Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann).


Museum at Eldridge Street
Bonnie Dimun, Executive Director
Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Family History Center and Cultural Programs
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
212/219-0888
Fax 212/966-4782
E-mail: hgriff@eldridgestreet.org



The Museum at Eldridge Street has as its mission “to strengthen, support, protect and promote the 1887 landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue as a dynamic cultural and educational center that tells the story of Jewish immigrant life at the turn of the last century, explores architecture and historic preservation, inspires reflection and cultural continuity, and fosters inter-group exchange.” The synagogue’s history is perpetuated today by its congregation members, who worship in the Orthodox tradition of their grandparents and great-grandparents. On Sundays and weekdays, the Museum offers tours that explore the traditions of worship, explaining to visitors of diverse ages and backgrounds how the immigrant founders and their children lived, worked and prayed on the Lower East Side. The Museum offers walking tours of neighborhood that investigate social, political, and cultural history; public programs such as concerts, lectures, and festivals; as well as school programs, including teacher workshops and access to a rich collection of primary source material.


Museum of Jewish Heritage
A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
David G. Marwell, Ph.D., Museum Director
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
646/437-4202
Email: info@mjhnyc.org


The Museum of Jewish Heritage has as its mission “to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust.” Through exhibitions and public programming, including discussions, films, plays, and concert, multiple perspectives on modern Jewish history, life, and culture are presented. The Museum offers prorams and resources for students and teachers, including workshops, seminars, special exhibitions and online curricula.


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
1133 Broadway, Suite 706
New York, NY 10010
800/650-0246
E-mail: info@nainichen.org



The dances of Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the grace and splendor of Asian art. The Company’s productions take the audience beyond cultural boundaries to where tradition meets innovation and freedom arises from discipline. In addition to its nearly 40-week season of touring and performing, the Company also serves as a cultural ambassador for children and families in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area. Its outreach ensemble program, The Art of Chinese Dance, has, since 1995, been reaching more than 40,000 young people each year. The Company has also developed Arts in Education residency programs for many school districts to bring culture and arts into educational settings.


The National Italian American Foundation
1860 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202/387-0600
Fax: 202/387-0800
E-mail: information@niaf.org



The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the heritage and culture of Americans of Italian descent. NIAF provides educational and scholarship opportunities, as well as programs and activities that promote the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Italian Americans. NIAF also serves as a clearinghouse of information on Italy and Americans of Italian descent. The NIAF has partnered with the New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIIAHC), in distributing The Universality of Italian Heritage Curriculum, a 28 lesson plan with supplemental materials for grades K-12. The NIAF’s extensive website offers resources including a reading list, milestones of Italian American history, and a listing of Italian American festivals held throughout the country.


National Museum of the American Indian
Smithsonian Institution
The George Gustav Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004
212/514-3888
E-mail: nin@ic.si.edu



The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by Congress in 1989, the museum’s mission is to protect and foster Native American cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice. The museum has three sites: the George Gustav Heye Center at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, opened in 1994; the Cultural Resources Center in Suitland, Maryland, opened in 1999; and the NMAI on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opened in 2004.


Native Web
Native Web provides on-line assistance for research and education about indigenous cultures and issues. The website has an extensive resources database; a "book and music center" categorizing books, cassettes, and CDs; and a "community center" with job and events listings.

Native Women in the Arts
Sandra Laronde,
401 Richmond Street West,
Suite 420
Toronto, Ontario,
CANADA M5V 3A8
416/598-4078
Fax 416/598-4729 E-mail: info@nativewomeninthearts.com



Native Women in the Arts (NWIA) is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1993, for First Nations, Metis and Inuit women from diverse artistic disciplines who share a common interest in culture, art, community and the advancement of Indigenous peoples. NWIA has fostered the artistic careers of hundreds of women and female youth. NWIA continues to pursue the highest standards of artistic excellence by presenting high quality artists, and by offering exceptional professional development opportunities to emerging artists.


Ndakinna Education Center
James Bruchac, Director
23 Middle Grove Road
Greenfield Center, NY 12833
518/583-9958
Fax 518/583-9741
info@ndcenter.org



The Ndakinna Education Center is an affiliate of the Greenfield Review Literary Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and charitable organization. The Center offers people of all ages unique hands-on learning experiences, creative presentations, and exhibit spaces focusing on regional Native American understandings, Adirondack culture, wilderness skills and awareness of the natural world. Their programs emphasize observation skills, interactive learning activities, critical thinking, cooperative problem solving and teambuilding for all ages. Programs and series are presented year-round at the Education Center and on the adjacent 80-acre Marion F. Bowman Bruchac Memorial Nature Preserve.


Nuevo Americana Recipes: Compiling Your Heirloom Recipe
Tattfoo Tan



Nuevo Americano Recipes is a project compiling stories, recipes and photo essays of the immigrant experience expressed through their cuisine. This journal is a blog and a printed suppliments to Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island’s newsletter. Contributors might be immigrants or descendants of immigrants who brought these recipes with them from their homeland. The journal will include stories of the immigrant journey to America, family histories, photographs of the contributors and their ancestors and families, illustrations of cooking techniques, and introductions to some of the exotic ingredients in these recipes that might not be familiar to North American readers. Send recipe to info@tattfoo.co


ObituariesHelp.org
P.O. Box #2289
Richmond Hill, ON
CANADA L4E 1A4
Toll-free within US: 1-866-993-2627



ObituariesHelp.org is an informative resource for obituaries and funerals, and geneaology searches. The site offers free family tree templates to get started. It has a collections of links and a blog for sharing ideas for geneaology searches and related topics.


Pachamama Peruvian Arts
Gabrielle M. Hamilton,
Director of Pachamama Peruvian Arts
Center for Traditional Music & Dance
32 Broadway, Suite 1314
New York, NY 10004
212/571-1555 x 27
Fax 212/571-9052
E-mail: pachamama@ctmd.org



Pachamama Peruvian Arts serves the needs of immigrant and American children with a free after-school arts program. Based at PS 212, Jackson Heights, Queens, Pachamama offers children the opportunity to explore the cultural arts of Peru through classes, workshops, and collaborative community presentations. Pachamama Peruvian Arts offers weekly instruction free of charge to children ages seven to fourteen in dance forms such as the marinera limeña and norteña, festejo, and huayno, as well as musical instruction on the cajón (box drum), antara (Andean panpipe), and charango (Andean guitar).


The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center
Dr. Ana María “Tekina-eirú” Maynard,
Founding Director
701 Tillery Street
Austin TX 78702
512/251-8122
E-mail: dance@prfdance.org



The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center is one of four active cultural centers on the mainland U.S. affiliated with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture for authentic, high-quality cultural programming. Creating an anchor in the Southwest for Puerto Rican culture, the cultural center offers ongoing performance and educational programs in traditional dance, music and culture for children through adults, as well as a professional-level performing company under one roof. Founded in 1997, their mission is to promote cultural awareness and pride through authentic performances and high-quality educational programs in performing arts, culture, and the historical development of Puerto Rico’s customs and traditions. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, their professional-level performing company of dancers and musicians, performs at cultural events throughout the year.


Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA)
Susan L. Andreatta, President
P.O. Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2436
405/843-5113
Fax: 405/843-8553
E-mail: info@sfaa.net



The Society for Applied Anthropology (SFAA) The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems. Since that time membership has expanded to over 2,000. The Society now sponsors two major journals (Human Organization and Practicing Anthropology).


Taller Boricua/Puerto Rican Workshop
at The Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center
1680 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10029
212/831-4333
Fax: 212/831-6274
E-mail: contact@tallerboricua.org



Taller Boricua/The Puerto Rican Workshop is a 40-year old, artist-run nonprofit art gallery and multidisciplinary cultural space in El Barrio. Their mission is to be a proactive institution for the community in East Harlem by offering programs that stimulate its social, cultural and economic development through the promotion of the arts.


The Ukrainian Museum
222 East 6th Street
(bet. 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
New York, NY 10003
212/228-0110
E-mail: info@UkrainianMuseum.org



The Ukrainian Museum concerns itself with the Ukrainian experience, past and present. The emphasis is on the cultural legacy of a people whose thousand year journey through history abounds with grand, dramatic, turbulent and exciting events, as well as extraordinary accomplishments and achievements. The museum’s holdings of Ukrainian folk art include one of the most important documented collections outside of Ukraine. It features wedding and festive attire, ritual cloths (rushnyky) and kilims, and a broad selection of richly embroidered and woven textiles, as well as ceramics, metalwork, brass and silver jewelry, decorative wood objects, and an outstanding collection of Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky).


Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative
Eileen Condon, Project Director
Center for Traditional Music and Dance
32 Broadway, Suite 1314
New York, NY 10004
212/571-1555 x 35
E-mail: econdon@ctmd.org



Led by cultural specialists Julian Kytasty (Artistic Director of the New York Bandura Ensemble) and Andriy Milavsky (leader of the Cheres ensemble), the Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative was launched in January 2007 with the goal of building a common “cultural space” serving community members from the different waves of immigration. See video and pictures of recent Ukrainian Wave programs and events at the website.


 




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