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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

We run concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors.
For more information, including how to join or get a free newsletter, see About Us.

Coronavirus - COVID-19

All of our March and April events have had to be cancelled(see below) but we will be looking into the possibility of online virtual concerts
We are continuing with event plans as listed for now, but are actively monitoring the situation and will adjust as necessary. We suggest you check this website and our Facebook page, or call Heather at (646) 628-4604, for the latest information. We will communicate and explain any procedures that will be put in place for safety. Meanwhile, take the recommended precautions and stay safe.

Spring Folk Music Weekend, May 22-25 at Hudson Valley Resort is CANCELLED.
TradMaD Camp,  August 29 - September 4 at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth MA: we are awaiting a decision from Pinewoods Camp as to whether they will open this Summer at all.

Folk Music is back on WBAI!
Tuesdays, 10:00 pm to midnight. An eclectic program which delves into the wide array of folk music, with rotating hosts including Richard Barr and Ed Haber. 99.5 FM on your radio dial. 

FMSNY Events Calendar: 2020 – Our 55th Year: March * April * May * and beyond

As well as the events listed below, we have occasional Singing Parties and other social events. Our full newsletter lists these as well as having comprehensive listings of many other events around town. Request a sample copy of our newsletter sent by mail

Newsletter Download the full March newsletter (pdf 25M)
Download the full April newsletter (pdf 1M)
including FMS events, and many other events around town.
To get on our e-mail notification list, please send your name and e-mail address to maillist (at)

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit membership organization
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2020 - our 55th year


All March events are CANCELLED

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All April events are CANCELLED

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We will possibly have to cancel some May events. Check the website and Facebook, or call Heather at 646-628-4604 for info
Future Events are listed on our Summary of events page.

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