Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Traditional Arts of Upstate New York
53 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-4289



Unless otherwise noted the following events and workshops take place at The TAUNY Center and are free of charge.To receive our monthly event and workshop email, join our mailing list.

First Friday Jam

Friday, March 3, 2017


Join us for our regularly scheduled First Friday Jam! Bring an instrument, your singing voice, or just yourself and come on down to The TAUNY Center for this fun monthly jam hosted by Barb Heller and Gretchen Koehler. Songs include old time fiddle tunes and songs from the American folk tradition. Learn more about TAUNY Jams here.

This program is made possible with underwriting support from Parker's Maple. 

Sugaring-off Party

Sunday, March 5, 2017


As maple season approaches, children and families are invited to celebrate sugaring as French-Canadian families would have done a century ago. A reading of “The Sugaring Off Party” by Jonathan London sets the tone, and then participants step into the book with a recreation of the house party led by fiddler Gretchen Koehler and her family, who teach traditional French folk dances and songs and share the secret to playing the spoons. Local maple producer Art Hurlbut makes wax-on-snow, and there are crafts and snacks for everyone.

TAUNY’s Sugaring-Off Party is open to the public, and fun for all ages. A suggested donation of $5 is requested.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Niles Asset Management, Inc. and Stewart's Shops.

Square-dancing with the Adirondack Playboys

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Join 2016 TAUNY North Country Heritage winners the Adirondack Playboys for a workshop teaching the basics of square-dancing. The band will teach moves and provide live music. Kids and adults welcome, and no experience is required. A suggested donation of $5 per person is requested.

TAUNY Kids Create: Easter Cooking and Crafts with Loretta Lepkowski

Saturday, April 8, 2017


$12 per participant ($10 for TAUNY Friends)

Tug Hill artist Loretta Lepkowski will lead kids and accompanying family members in traditional Easter cooking and crafts from her Polish-American heritage. Kids will have a chance to help make babka (Easter bread) and decorate eggs to take home.

Pre-registration is required for this program. Please contact TAUNY at 315-386-4289 to register your child.


North Country Writer's Fair

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Raquette River Dams Oral History Exhibit Opening

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Welcome to the North Country Open House

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Salute to North Country Heritage

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Holiday Open House and Sugar and Spice Gingerbread Competition

Saturday, December 2, 2017


Learn about TAUNY Jams, contra dances, and more.

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