Read more about what makes City Lore, New York’s cultural heritage center, distinctive.
Our living cultural heritage — a city that cares about its history and traditions.
Cultural equity, the right of every community to the forums and venues to express their creativity and traditions.
Active participation by all of us in the city’s cultural life.
Places and people who anchor traditions, sustain communities, and make New York, New York.
Urban Folklore and History • People’s Hall of Fame Awards, exhibits, advocacy, City of Memory, image and audio archives.
Education • Arts Residencies, Professional Development, CARTS Newsletter.
Grassroots Poetry Programs • POEMobile, Islamic Poetry, Endangered Languages.
Preservation • Place Matters, Community Tool Kit , Place Markers.
Special Projects • documentary films, Weavings of War.
Meet our staff and board
Meet our staff and board–The talented and passionate people who set out to do something wonderful.
See our funders and members list — The supportive agencies, foundations and individuals who make our work possible.
Learn about our partners and kindred organizations — City Lore is all about collaborations.
Support the causes we support — Marjorie Eliot’s Sunday jazz concerts, the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire memorial and more.
- The Poetry of Everyday Life
- Urban Culture
- Sense & The City
- Sense & the City’s Top 29 Cool Things to Do in New York
- Urban Classroom
- People’s Hall of Fame
- Urban Archives
- People’s City Report Card
- Virtual Exhibitions
- The 369th Regiment Harlem Hellfighter’s Marching Band
- Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues
- NEH Institute
- Poetry in NYC Communities
- Endangered Poetry Initiative
- Poetry From the Muslim World
- Poetry Duels and Contests
- People’s Poetry Gathering
- Litterrior Blog
- Poetry-Related Resources
- School Arts
- Out of School Time
- Teaching Artists
- Professional Development
- Assembly Programs
- City Lore Arts Education Resources
- Doc Institute
- Community Anchors
- Place Matters NYC
- Place Matters USA
- Past Faculty, Guest Speakers, & Sponsoring Organizations