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Revision to the Society's Bylaws

In line with the New York State Non-Profit Revitalization Act, we have revised the bylaws, which must now be adopted by the membership. A vote to this effect will be included with the ballot for board membership that is sent out in early December.

Here is the suggested draft (pdf format). If you need a paper copy, contact Heather Wood, or 646-628-4604.

Many thanks to Marilyn Suffet and Anne Price, who worked very hard on this draft, along wth the rest of the board members.

Membership Benefits

  • Reduced admission to all our concerts, house concerts, and workshops
  • Reduced admission to our Folk Music Weekends
  • Reduced admission to TradMaD Camp (Traditional Music and Dance Camp, 29 Aug - 4 Sept 2015)
  • Our Newsletter, monthly (except July/August) with listings of all our activities as well as other folk events around NYC, radio shows, festivals, etc.
  • Reduced Rates for Hotlines in our Newsletter
  • A link to your website on Our Members page.
  • The right to vote in our annual board election (you can serve on the board if you have been a member in good standing for six months)
  • Online Membership information: Members can login and see their membership information. change address or delivery preferences. access a pdf copy of the newsletter, and access an interactive directory of members.  There is an ID number printed on the newsletter address label and included in notification e-mails -- use that number to login at

Interested in Joining?

You can print out and mail the Membership Form which shows all the membership options.    For an on-line listing of membership options go to: or use the quick buttons below to join and support us for the next year. (This will be processed by Paypal, either through a credit card or your Paypal account.)

$38 One year full membership
$70 Two year full membership
$55 One year family/dual membership
$100 Two year family/dual membership
$25 One year full-time student or low income
$30 One year family/dual full-time student or low income
$28 One year out of town membership (over 50 miles from NYC)
$43 One year family/dual out of town membership (over 50 miles frmo NYC)

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.

Other ways you can help the club

  • If any members buy recordings, books, etc. from Camsco Music via the Internet or the toll-free line, 800-548-FOLK, and identify themselves as Pinewoods Club members, Camsco will donate 3% of the gross sales price of recording(s) to the Pinewoods Club. Camsco carries many traditional and hard-to-find CDs, etc. and can supply recordings that are not in their catalog. Camsco Music, 28 Powell St, Greenwich, CT 06831
  • Buy books, CDs, etc. from Barnes & Noble via this link and help support the club.
  • Help Us Search for Cash! will give the club one cent for each time you search the web!
    To give the club credit for your search: go to  In the DONATE TO box, type in: “Folk Music”  (no quotes);  click on VERIFY, Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. should come up -- proceed with your search.
  • And, since we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, cash donations, or donations-in-kind to our weekend auctions, are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.  Your donations are most welcome. 

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Archive of past copies of newsletter (still a work in progrress)

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc./NY Pinewoods Folk Music Club was started in 1965 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational corporation; an affiliate of the Country Dance & Song Society of America.  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.

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