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Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration

June 4, 11 am6 pm.
Free Admission

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features an open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons. Mohawk Elder, Tom Porter, will give the opening Thanksgiving Address and ceremonial Tree of Peace Planting. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming tradition, featuring  Kalpulli Huehuetlatolli Aztec Dancers and Drummers, Sri Lankan Academy Dancers and Drummers, COBU All Female Japanese Taiko Drummers, Project Convergence: Tap and Bharata Natyam Dance and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling and international cuisine. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will invite organizations such as The Coalition for Healthy School Food, Green Mountain Energy, Shumei Natural Agriculture, Trinity Church Environmental Justice Group and others to participate.

Photo Credit: Joseph Rodman