Links to Kindred Organizations
Street Vendors • http://streetvendor.netfirms.com/public_html
City Lore supports grassroots cultural activities and tries to support New York’s street culture in its many manifestations. This is a link for a site that supports NYC street vendors.
Coney Island History • http://naid.sppsr.ucla.edu/coneyisland
EarSay • http://www.earsay.org
Co-directed by Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer, EarSay is an artist driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated. Projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound and electronic media. EarSay is committed to fostering understanding and dialogue across cultures, generations, gender, and class through artistic productions and education.
Folklore Society • http://www.folklore-society.com
The Folklore Society, founded in London in 1878, is a registered charity devoted to the academic study of all aspects of folk traditions.
Forgotten NY • http://www.forgotten-ny.com
Documents what creator Kevin Walsh describes as the “forgotten, overlooked and ancient sites of New York City.”
History Matters • http://www.historymatters.gmu.edu
A compilation of primary documents and educational curricula which explore the history of the everyday. For more information, click on the “To Browse” link from their homepage. A project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Labor Arts • http://www.laborarts.org
Is a virtual museum designed to gather, identify and display examples of the cultural and artistic history of working people and to celebrate the trade union movement’s contributions to that history. Labor Arts is building a collection of these items for the viewer’s enjoyment, education and research.
Municipal Art Society • http://www.mas.org
A non-profit organization founded in 1893 that is committed to enriching the culture, neighborhoods and physical design of New York City. Co-sponsor with City Lore of the Place Matters project.
National Endowment for the Arts • http://arts.endow.gov
For information about Folk and Traditional Arts and other programs of this national funding agency for the arts.
New York: A Documentary Film • http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork
Web companion to the 10-part documentary on New York City directed by Ric Burns. City Lore served as a series sponsor.
New York Folklore Society • http://www.nyfolklore.org
A statewide, non-profit organization that offers a wide range of programs and services designed to nurture traditional arts and culture in the communities where they originate.
New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club/Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. • http://www.folkmusicny.org
The New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club runs concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors. “We make music the old-fashioned way. . . We play it…We sing it . . . Sometimes we even dance to it. Traditional Music is Alive and Well in New York.” Call FolkFone, (212) 563-4099 for a weekly listing of folk music concerts and events in and around New York City. If you live in the tri-state area, and would like to receive a free copy of our monthly newsletter, with information on becoming a member, email us your name and postal address or call our office, (212) 563-4099, and leave your name and postal address.
New York State Council on the Arts • http://www.nysca.org
For information about Folk Arts and other programs of this premiere state funding agency for the arts. The Folk Arts Program is devoted to perpetuating New York State’s living cultural heritage of folk arts, and especially to support traditions practiced within communities.
Philadelphia Folklore Project • http://www.folkloreproject.org
A multi-disciplinary folk arts agency committed to identifying, documenting, presenting and supporting local folk arts and culture.
Poets House • http://www.poetshouse.org
A literary center and archive whose resources and events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture. Co-sponsor with City Lore of the People’s Poetry Gathering.
September 11 Digital Archive • http://911digitalarchive.org
The Digital Archive collects, preserves, and presents the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them. The Digital Archives is organized by the American Social History Project at the City University of New York Graduate Center and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Sound Portraits • http://www.soundports.org
MacArthur award-winning producer Dave Isay produces radio documentaries about great New York City characters and places. Information and gift purchases available on the site. Co-producer with City Lore of the American Talkers radio series.
Streetplay.com • http://www.streetplay.com
Unique, interactive website about urban play, historic and contemporary, with a focus on stickball.
Teachers and Writers • http://www.twc.org
One of New York City’s principal resource organizations for teachers and writers, offering workshops, school programs, mail order catalog, library resources, and much more.
Western Folklife Center • http://www.westfolk.org
Sponsors of the famous Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, the Center is dedicated to presenting and preserving the contemporary traditions of the American West. Partners with City Lore and Poets House on the People’s Poetry Gathering.