Folk art programs for the homebound

Folk art programs for the homebound

The Folklife Center of Northern New Jersey at Passaic County Community College offers a free virtual program designed especially for people who are homebound. Folk Arts for the Homebound brings traditional arts to those who cannot leave their homes, including seniors, the disabled, and others with health challenges.

Through performances and demonstrations, presented informally over Facebook, FaceTime, Zoom, or other platforms, homebound participants have the opportunity to reconnect to ancestral traditions or learn about new art forms.

In virtual sessions, storytellers, folk musicians, singers, and dancers demonstrate and teach traditional ways that are rooted in many cultures. Through these experiences, family members and caregivers can share in the enjoyment of something entirely unrelated to the participant’s health.

For more information, call Susan Balik, the director of the Folklife Center, at (973) 684-5444 or email her at

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