Thunderbird Native American Auction

November 18 6 – 10 PM         review 6 – 7 PM, auction 7 – 10 PM

at The Carriage House, 225 East 67th Street, New York City

(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)

Quality items gathered all year round, by The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers organization, throughout Indian Country, will be available at an old fashioned auction.

Buy items and learn about Authentic hand-made craftsmanship in: turquoise, silver,  pottery, Native regalia for dancing, instruments, weaving, bead and feather work, Hopi to Maya to Six Nations and more.

Item review starts 6pm. The auction, lead by Louis Mofsie, company director, begins 7pm. Proceeds help send Native students to school and help Thunderbird volunteer members preserve Native American Indian culture and share events with the community. Please help by joining us!!

Auction participants are asked to make payments by cash or check

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Print out announcement by clicking Thunderbird Auction Nov 2017 (1)

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Dance Workshop, Storytelling and Crafts Sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017

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The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will be holding our first indoor event of the 2017/18 fall/winter season.   Thunderbird Dance Workshop 10_2017

Please join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers for a 

Dance Workshop, Storytelling and Crafts Sale on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 7 to 10 PM.

The workshop is being held at The Carriage House, 225 East 67th Street, Manhattan (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues).

The Dance Workshop is a unique opportunity to learn Native American dancing.   Also traditional stories from the Native American tradition will be told throughout the evening.  There will be tables set up with American Indian jewelry and other handmade items, available for purchase at very reasonable prices.

Everyone is welcome to attend, whether to learn the dances, shop or just socialize.  

Admission is free. 

Thunderbird Dance Workshop 10_2017

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award for Louis Mofsie and Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at American Dance Guild

“So fantastic that the American Dance Guild takes this opportunity to honor Native American Dance, Louis Mofsie said tonight. This Lifetime Achievement Award from American Dance Guild follows a Thunderbird featured performance at Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Festival this summer, during the upcoming 40th year celebration of their Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 27 – 29, 2018. Matoaka Little Eagle spoke congratulating Louis and recalling that her father, Swift Eagle, mentored Louis Mofsie and other founding Native teens like Muriel Miguel, Margaret, Sam Tarrant, in a Mohawk church basement in Brooklyn. Louis, Matoaka says, now Louis Mofsie mentors her.

Louis Mofsie and The Thunderbrd American Indian Dancers ( all volunteers), along with choreographer, Garth Fagan and Dean of the American Dance Festival, Martha Myers were awarded Lifetime Achievement pkaque September 7th, as part of this year’s Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. “Celebrating Diversity” is the theme of the 2017 Festival, presenting thirty-four artists, companies and honorees representing a broad spectrum of American dance life.

Louis Mofsie Thunderbird American Indiand Dancers at Theater for the New City

Sunday September 10th, a twenty minute performance of American Indian dances were shared on stage, ending with feathered bouquets for each TAID member and another honoring speech for Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbirds. Eye on Dance TV host and avid reporter and documentarian for the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Annual Concert at Theater for the New City, Celia Ipiotis, introduced her historic interview footage of Louis Mofsie in 1985 with gorgeous footage of Alan Shooting Star Brown, Kitty Gabourel Mullen, Debbie Stalk and Michael Tarrant, known in the 80’s for his hoop dancing, doing the Two Step to Louis’ singing and hand drumming, footage of Garth Fagan and his dancers, detailing their collaboration and creative process The pastries were delicious tonight,

Robin Dance Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Theater for the New City

Garth Fagan dancers Natalie Rogers and Vitolio Jeane gave richly nuanced and excellent performances in dramatic multi-disciplined dance, yielding the evenings largest standing ovation for Caribbean themes to Bob Marley music. Other performers included: Molissa Fenley, Lisa Giobbi, Lucas Melfi, Catherine Meredith, Julian Nichols, Sabatino Verlezza,and Nancy Zendora. Lots of talk of legacy. The Thunderbirds, featured performance, on Sunday night of the festival ended performances by:: Sue Bernhard, Margie Gillis, Kaoru Ikeda, Lucas Klinge, Nicoll & Oreck, Marlene Skog, Maxine Steinman, and Kathy Wildberger.   See NY Times article at: https://www.dance.nyc/…/American-Dance-Guild-Pe…/2017-09-09/ 

POW-WOW — Matoaka Little Eagle performs as a storyteller in Thunderbird American Indian Dancers’ Dance Concert and Pow-Wow, presented by Theater for the New City January 31 to February 9, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Slaff.


Eye on Dance Media Library: http://www.eyeondance.org/videotape/ We extend a special thanks to American Dance Guild’s gracious staff and board members who greeted us with much hospitality.

Author- Marie Poncé

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers 2017-18 Schedule & Pow wow News

2018: The Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow’s

40th Anniversary!

Year round.. Join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Events sharing Native American Indian Culture, Music and Dance open to the public, by printing and sharing our flyer: Thunderbird schedule 2017-18Thunderbird schedule 2017-18

See Thunderbird Pow Wow 2017 Videos and News:

Michael Taylor Native American Hoop Dancer at 39th Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens Farm 2017  video by Robert Ponce

Silver Cloud Singers with Zotigh Singers – Intertribal Song 2017

Fancy Dancer from The Wild Band Drumming Singers Bonfire Exhibition

NY 1 News : 39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 28-30. 2017 

EBL News 39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum July 28-30, 2017

Pictures of Thunderbird Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm:

Photos by Robert Ponce

Print Native Events Schedule: Thunderbird schedule 2017-18Thunderbird schedule 2017-18

http://www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org

 

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow July 28 – 30, 2017 at Queens Farm Museum, NY

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm, Floral Park, NY

Friday – Sunday        Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2014 Queens farm
July 28- 30, 2017

at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY (718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

 Join Facebook Page: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are hosts to New York City ‘s oldest and largest pow wow,  celebrating our 54nd year.

 

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Isabelle Tufford Traditional dancer

Alan Star Brown officiates at Drums Along the Hudson

Alan Shooting Star Brown (Lenape)- Men’s Traditional Dance Theater for the New City (Lenape). Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Pow Wow Ring and Facilities manager & Elder Mentor, Craftsmen, Arbor & Tipi Specialist, Master Fisherman Alan “Shooting Star” Brown

Carlos Poncé -Men’s Traditional Dance and Yaqui Deer Dancer, Gabriel Perez -Singer

39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow
at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11104-1129

(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

Vendors:  Mail pictures of booth and a few items. and list of items to:

Thunderbird Vendors Committee

c/o Marie Ponce

P.O. Box 521 College Station

New York, NY 10030 or email: thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com

Phone: (718) 347-3276,

Vendors: 347-433-7329 thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com

MC Louis Mofsie: (201) 587-9633

Pow Wow Location:

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, NY 11104-1129

Print Out: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1)flyer

(718 347-FARM   WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

 

This well attended pow wow will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.
Note Admission Update: Adults $10.00 (all weekend pass $16.00), children: $5.00 (age 12 and under) (all weekend pass $7.00)    (Free with Farm Membership PLUS) ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND & QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM EDUCATION FUND.

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Wild Band Drum, Singers, Hoop and Fancy Dancers

Gabe and Carlos at Drums 2012

 

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDEb5KExVI 

3 Days Performance Times
Friday 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Crafts and Food

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Pow Wow Dancing,

Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire

Gates Open

6:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. Gates Open

10: 00 a.m. -10 p.m. Crafts and Food stands

12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing

 

 

1:00 pm Grand Entry

12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. Gourd Dancing

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pow Wow Dancing

7:00 p.m. Grand Entry
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Pow Wow Dancing, Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire

10:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Gates Open

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Crafts and Food Stands

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm Gourd Dancing

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pow Wow Dancing

10:00 a.m.

Michael Taylor American Indian Hoop dancer Drums Along the Hudson

at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, NY  11104-1129

(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG MORE INFO BELOW..

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=thunderbird+pow+wow+2016+queens&atb=v68-3_z&iax=1&ia=videos&iai=5xDEb5KExVI

Hoop Dance Michael A Taylor and Marie Ponce Note: *Entrance to the National Museum of the American Indian includes a security screening.

Please do not bring or sell knives or other sharp objects to events at Queens Farm Museum. Calendar subject to change. For further information WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

Directions

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004-1129
Directions: (718) 347-3276

By Car:

From Brooklyn, Manhattan , Queens (West):
Grand Central Parkway East to Exit 24 (Little Neck Parkway) make right onto Li

From the Bronx (North):
95 South to the Throgs Neck Bridge to Clearview Expressway south to Exit 1, Grand Central Parkway East to Exit 24 (Little Neck Parkway) make right onto Little Neck Parkway and drive 3 blocks to Museum.

or Whitestone Bridge to Cross Island Parkway to exit 29 East, Grand Central Parkway East to Exit 24 (Little Neck Parkway) make right onto Little Neck Parkway and drive 3 blocks to Museum.

From New Jersey (South):

Little Neck Parkway and drive 3 blocks to Museum or Long Island Expressway East to Exit 32 (Little Neck Parkway) make right onto Little Neck Parkway and drive 1 ½ miles to Museum.

From Long Island (East):
Northern State Parkway West into Grand Central Parkway West to Exit 24 (Little Neck Parkway) make left onto Little Neck Parkway, drive 3 blocks to Museum or Long Island Long Island Expressway West to Exit 32 (Little Neck Parkway) make left onto Little Neck Parkway, drive 1 ½ miles to Museum.

Gabriel Perez, Donna Kolm, Michael D. Taylor, Roman Perez, Sandi Capasso, Ray “Two Feathers” Leung, Louis Mofsie

Verrazano Bridge to Belt Parkway East to Cross Island Parkway (this will be a right fork toward Whitestone bridge). Take Cross Island Parkway to Exit 29 East, Grand Central Parkway East to Exit 24.  Make right onto Little Neck Parkway and drive 3 blocks to Museum.

By Public Transportation:

Subway and Bus:
E or F Train to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike Station
Q46 Bus (eastbound on Union Tpk.) to Little Neck Parkway Stop

Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens County Farm Museum

Cross Union Tpk and walk North on Little Neck Parkway 3 blocks to Museum Entrance

Long Island Railroad:

Hempstead Line to Floral Park Station where Triple-A car service is located

516-328-8888, call for prices. 24 hr service 7 days a week or Port Washington Line to Little Neck Station where Ollie’s car service is located 516-352-6666, call for prices
Both LIRR stations are approximately 2 ½ miles from the Farm Museum.

The Q79 bus  runs from the Little Neck Station to the Farm everyday Except Sunday on a very limited basis. Here is a link to  Google Maps

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm, Floral Park, NY July 28-30th

39th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2017 at Queens Farm, Floral Park, NY

Friday – Sunday
July 28- 30, 2017

at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY (718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are hosts to New York City ‘s oldest and largest pow wow,  celebrating our 54nd year.

For More Information Go to: EVENTS PAGE

Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 2014 Queens farm

Alan Shooting Star Brown Traditional mens style Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens Farm

Kirin4Ciuran Tufford Grass Dancer

      

Heyna Second Sons at Drums Along the Hudson 2012

Gabriel Perez, Donna Kolm, Michael D. Taylor, Roman Perez, Sandi Capasso, Ray “Two Feathers” Leung, Louis Mofsie

 

 

 

 

 

 

39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow
at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11104-1129

(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

For More Information Go to: EVENTS PAGE

Video: Our Community: Thunderbird Dancers Fios1 Mar 18, 2017, 11:40 am

Video: Our Community: Thunderbird Dancers Fios1 Mar 18, 2017, 11:40 am

Louis Mofsie (Winnebago/Hopi and Director) and Matoaka Eagle (Tewa/ Chickahominy) of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers share thoughts in Fios1 interview. “The history of the Native American people is part of your history, as an American citizen living here in the United States. This is part of your history. “- Louis Mofsie says.  The video shares the importance of preserving Native American history and culture through the songs, dances and stories of this 54 year old dance company… Click below:

http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/push-pause-Community-Thunderbird-Dancers#.WNGLRm_yt0x

 

39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

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