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City Lore

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New York Citys center for urban folk culture

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : East Village
Commercial, Folklife, Education

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City Lore was founded in 1986 with a mission to foster New York City - and Americas - living cultural heritage through education and public programs. City Lore documents, presents, and advocates for New York Citys grassroots cultures to ensure their living legacy in stories and histories, places and traditions. Just as New York City is one of the so-called "high culture" (e.g., opera, classical ballet) centers of the world, so is it one of the richest and most diverse centers of folk culture.

With a diverse staff and board, we embrace different aesthetics for the creation of art, seek to democratize the arts, and foster a wide range of communities, artists, and forms of artistic expression. We also aim to ensure that these communities can exist in the places that they care about, across the five boroughs. We work in four cultural domains: urban folklore and history; preservation; arts...

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