While a three-day weekend is enough to celebrate in itself, you might want to get in on another celebration that is abundant in the tradition, spirit and beauty of American Indian culture, to be showcased at the 71st annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow in Southampton, from Sept. 1-4.
Each day of the powwow, you can enjoy the pageantry of the competitive and ceremonial dances. Expect to see hoop dances, as well as performances by the Jemez Pueblo Dancers, Thunderbird Dancers and even Hawaiian Dance Performers. And, watch as American Indian and Celtic heritages intertwine with performances by Arvel Bird, known as the “Celtic Indian,” who plays violin, fiddle, Native flutes and Irish whistles.
As you’re walking along the powwow grounds, you will see more than 100 Native American arts, crafts and food vendors set up with some of the most interesting items, typical of this culture.
Start your holiday weekend early for some Shinnecock-style fun – the gates open at 3 p.m., on Friday.
71st Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow
Shinnecock Powwow Grounds
Church Street, Southampton
631-283-6143 · shinnecockindianpowwow.com