New York Folklore will host this year’s Spotlight Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival on Sunday, October 2nd, at Washington Park in Albany from 11 am to 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival Sunday in Albany
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Exhibit of Adirondack Burls by Guide & Artist Donald Williams Opens in Schenectady
New York Folklore in Schenectady has announced the opening of a new exhibit of Adirondack Burls by guide and artist Donald Williams, open through summer 2022.
Burls are abnormalities in trees. The burl sculptures, brought to life by Williams, are carefully peeled by a small knife, and coated with varnish, enhancing their natural marbleized interior. No two are alike and they range from the size of a pea to as large as a bathtub. [Read more…] about Exhibit of Adirondack Burls by Guide & Artist Donald Williams Opens in Schenectady
Blacksmith’s Art Featured In New Schenectady Exhibit
New York Folklore’s Gallery of New York Artists has announced “A Blacksmith’s Art,” an exhibit of original blacksmithing items by artist and blacksmith Noah Khoury, on display from Sunday, November 14, through Spring, 2022.
Khoury’s custom interior design and home décor pieces ornament historic homes and contemporary locations throughout the Hudson Valley. [Read more…] about Blacksmith’s Art Featured In New Schenectady Exhibit
Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival October 3rd
New York Folklore has announced a Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival, featuring music and craft demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and food trucks representing the diverse food of the region, set for Sunday, October 3rd from 11:30 am to 5 pm at the Washington Park Lakehouse in Albany. [Read more…] about Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival October 3rd
33 Humanities Grants Awarded Across NYS
Humanities New York (HNY) has announced $159,692 in awards to 33 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made in nearly every region of the state, from the North Country to Western New York. [Read more…] about 33 Humanities Grants Awarded Across NYS
NY Folklore Shop Reopens to the Public
New York Folklore, the storefront of the New York Folklore Society in Schenectady, has reopened to the public. Face mask, social distancing, and occupancy guidelines are in effect. [Read more…] about NY Folklore Shop Reopens to the Public
Mary Michael Shelley Exhibit Opening at NY Folklore
The New York Folklore Society in Schenectady has announced a retrospective exhibit of Ithaca artist Mary Michael “Folk Art Mary” Shelley, set to open on Friday, October 4th. Works in the show will span 30 years and chart the development of the artist’s work.
An opening reception featuring an artist meet and greet, carving demonstration and light refreshments is set for 3 to 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Mary Michael Shelley Exhibit Opening at NY Folklore
Conference: Preserving Folk, Vernacular Architecture in NYS
On Saturday, April 2, 2016, the New York Folklore Society is holding a conference for folklorists, architects, historic preservationists, museum professionals, community members, and students.
Speakers will address questions concerning the significant crisis in the understanding of everyday landscapes and the built environment, including: [Read more…] about Conference: Preserving Folk, Vernacular Architecture in NYS
Legends And Lore Historic Marker Grant Program
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has partnered with the New York Folklore Society to launch a new grant program to promote cultural tourism and commemorate urban legends and folklore as part of the New York’s history.
Folklore is an expression of our common past, yet it draws attention to what is unique about communities. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. [Read more…] about Legends And Lore Historic Marker Grant Program
Ellen McHale On Changing Mohawk Valley Demographics
What are the dynamics of cultural equity and how does a community encourage its own cultural arts? Ellen McHale, Executive Director of the New York Folklore Society, will speak about the 21st century demographics of Schenectady and the Mohawk Valley and will provide some thoughts towards a culturally inclusive community on December 13th, at the Mabee Farm historic Site. [Read more…] about Ellen McHale On Changing Mohawk Valley Demographics