Geordie Music publishes the music and material related to Jean Ritchie, an American singer, storyteller, and folk…More legend. Originally born and raised in Appalachia, Ms. Ritchie has resided in Port Washington for years. She is credited with reviving the lap dulcimer, and is known as the "Mother of Folk." Ritchie has received numerous awards and accolades over the years including a Fulbright scholarship and a National Endowment For The Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor for folk arts.
Long Island Traditions documents local architecture, from beach bungalows and bay houses to garden apartments and…More farm buildings. As fishermen and farmers disappear, Long Island Traditions fights for the preservation of Long Island's contemporary maritime and farming culture throughout the region.
To recognize and pay tribute to Long Island's diverse ethnic cultures, the organization supports Irish stepdance, African-American quilting, gospel and blues music, Jewish klezmer music, Native American stories and crafts, and the traditions of recent immigrants from Central and South America, India and Asia.
Through field interviews and oral histories, LI Traditions seeks to break down the barriers that divide us, so that we can share in the power and excellence of our family traditions.
In order to enhance studies of history and culture, LI Traditions offers three in-school education programs: Maritime Folk Arts program, ethnic folk arts programs, and programs that examine community architecture.