• City Lore documents, presents, and advocates for grassroots cultures to
    ensure their living legacy in stories, histories, places, and traditions

OUR VISION

Festa Junina 06/30/2011, photo by George Zavala

Read more about what makes City Lore, New York’s cultural heritage center, distinctive.

Join us in fostering

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.


OUR PROGRAMS

Peoples' Hall of Fame 2009

Learn about our four areas of expertise!

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.

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