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About Us

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation. an 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 parties, and 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.)


Current Bylaws and Conflict Of Interest Policy are available as a pdf format downloads.

Become a member

You can print out and mail the Membership Form. Not sure you want to join just now? To get a free copy of our monthly newsletter, with information on becoming a member, send an email with your name and postal address or call (718) 672-6399, and leave your name and postal address.

Advertise in our Newsletter

Newsletters are sent by first class mail to members and others on or about the first of each month (except August & sometimes December). The deadline for inclusion is the 12th of the month preceding publication. Full payment must accompany copy.  For details on where to send, etc., please send an email.

Newsletter Display Ad Rates

Ad Size Cost Width Height
Full Page $120 4-5/8" 7-3/4"
Half Page $60 4-5/8" 3-3/4"
Quarter Page $30 2-1/4" 1-3/4"
Eighth Pagae $15 2-1/4" 1-3/4"

(less 10% for repeating ads paid in advance)

  • Sizes are actual print size for camera-ready copy and will be reduced if oversize.
  • Preferably ads should be supplied on disk or by e-mail, in PDF, Scribus, MS Word, any high resolution picture format, or laid out camera-ready; delivered, and paid before the deadline.
  • The Editor has no facilities for doing artwork and ads which are sloppily laid out will be refused!
  • Ads are subject to the approval of the Advertising Committee.
  • Page or position placement cannot be guaranteed.

Newsletter Hotline Rates

Anyone may place Hotline Advertisements of 40 words or less (because we use proportional spaced type, please avoid all-caps). For details on where to send, etc., please send an email.  RATES: $10 each Hotline per month ($5 for members), 1/2 year for $30 ($15 for members). Members please include mailing label for discount. (Lost & Found ads are free.)

List your events in our Newsletter

Our newsletter includes events calendar listings.  Send information for a free listing of an event.  (Deadline is the 12th of the preceeding month.)

A (very brief) History of the Society:

The 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 Camp.

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 Massachusetts.

Our mission rested on two pillars: The presentation of 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 entirely 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 the Eisteddfod-NY (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.

last modified 4/15/2015 & 12/26/20-dw