The New York Folklore Society Is Initiating a Series of New Programs for 2013

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The New York Folklore Society Is Initiating a Series of New Programs for 2013


The New York Folklore Society is initiating a series of new programs for 2013. Brief descriptions of new initiatives are as follows:

* With support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the William Gundry Broughton Charitable Foundation of Schenectady, the New York Folklore Society is conducting a Youth Community Cultural Documentation Program in collaboration with the Schoharie River Center. Youth from Schenectady began working in rural Schenectady County in the summer of 2012 and conducted several interviews with traditional artists and local historians about their relationships to the Schoharie Creek at Burtonsville. This program continued into the fall and following spring (2012-2013) within the City of Schenectady with the theme of community foodways. Schenectady teens documented several of the food and festival traditions of urban Schenectady's communities, including St. Patrick's Day and the Guyanese Festival of Pagwah.

* The New York Folklore Society has received a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust to create a travelling exhibition based on the ongoing research of the occupational folklore of thoroughbred racetrack workers by New York Folklore Society executive director, Ellen McHale. …

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