The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New
York Pinewoods Folk
Music Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational
affiliate of the Country
Dance and Song Society of America.
It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors,
elected by the membership.
It runs concerts, weekends, workshops, singing
get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional
folk music of all
flavors. A copy of our annual report is
available from our
office at 444 W. 54th St, #7, NYC, NY 10019 or
from the Office of Charities Registration, N.Y.
Dept. of State, 162
Washington Av, Albany, NY 12232. (See
some more history at the
bottom of the page.)
Of Interest Policy are available as
a pdf format downloads.
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Our newsletter includes events calendar
information for a free listing of an event.
(Deadline is the 12th of the preceeding
A (very brief) History
of the Society:
Society started in 1965 as a headquarters area
committee of the Country
Dance & Song Society of America (CDSS) by a
group of enthusiasts
who had been to Folk Music Week at Pinewoods
The group started as
“The Pinewoods Folk Music Club”, a name by which
we are still widely
known. We incorporated separately in the mid
1970s when CDSS moved to
Our mission rested on two pillars: The
the finest traditional music by source artists
and modern performers
steeped in the tradition, and community
music-making open to all with
an interest in the old songs and tunes.
From the start, we have
presented concerts small and large, residential
weekends, classes and
teaching workshops, community singing events and
other social events
–around the music.
We are run by a Board of Directors who are
volunteers. We have no permanent paid staff. We
produce a monthly
Newsletter which that all the events within 50
miles of New York that
we can find information for, plus an annual
listing of festivals all across the country.
We have close working relations with other
tradition oriented folk societies throughout the
Northeast, the nation,
Canada, and as far away as Britain. We brought
(a festival of traditional music) to New York
for the first time in
2003 in order to continue what had been among
the finest events in
traditional music in the nation.