Celebrate Native American culture at the Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow, taking place at Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, July 28-30. Back for its 39th year, the Pow Wow will be set up in the apple orchard at the farm.
More than 40 Indian nations are to be represented in the inter-tribal Native American dance competitions, with the dances ranging from traditional and grass dances to shawl and jingle dress dances.
A large selection of Native American art, crafts and jewelry are available for sale here, so you might want to look at some of the unique pieces of pottery, beads, shell art and weaved clothing. Traditional foods are being served, too. And, as this is entertainment the whole family can enjoy, be sure to bring the kids to meet the farm animals and for the hayrides. A bonfire-lighting ceremony will also be held on both Friday and Saturday night.
Don’t miss this fun opportunity to experience Native American culture and see first-hand the artistry that goes into the vibrantly colored costumes. For me, it’s also a chance to learn of another culture. Plus, how cool it this – the proceeds from this pow wow will go toward the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and the Queens County Farm Museum Education Fund.
39th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park
718-347-3276 · queensfarm.org
Advance tickets available and tickets will also be sold at the door