43rd Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens Farm Museum 7/29, 30, 31, 2022

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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc. in association with QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
PROUDLY PRESENT THEIR GRAND MIDSUMMER POW WOW   
Fri-Sun  JULY 29, 30, 31,  2021

Thunderbird’s 59th Year!!!

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Upcoming Events:

43rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow at Queens Farm Museum 2022

 

Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets 

Special Admission Days

Friday–Sunday, July 29,30,31, 2022
Friday: Gates open at 6:00PM; Performances 7–10PM
Saturday: Gates open at 10:00AM; Performances 12–5PM & 7–10PM
Sunday: Gates open at 10:00AM; Performances 12–5PM

 

Please join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers for our 43rd annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Friday, July 29, through Sunday July 31, 2022, at the Queens County Farm Museum (73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY). 
 
Gates are open Friday at 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM. Pow Wow dancing will be Friday 7-10 PM, Saturday 1-5 PM and 7-10 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM. There will also be Gourd Dancing at noon on Saturday and Sunday.
 
On Saturday, the family of Vickie and Sam Tarrant, long-time Thunderbird members who passed away during the pandemic, will be sponsoring an honoring program which will include a giveaway and special Ladies’ and Men’s traditional dance contests.  
 
Admissions must be purchased on-line and preferably in advance.  To purchase admission,  go to queensfarm.orgunder Events select Thunderbird Powwow, then “Get Tickets”  and purchase on the linked EventBrite page.  There are some limits on the number of attendees allowed, and although this is quite high, it is recommended to buy tickets in advance. 
 
Admission prices are:
Single-day: $15 for adults and $8 for children (2-12).
Weekend pass: $30 for adults and $16 for children (2-12).
 
Parking is free. Only a small number of seats are provided for the audience, so please bring your own seating if possible.  
 
The Pow Wow grounds will be open rain or shine (except during severe thunderstorms or tornados); however, during rain, some dances may be held in a limited indoor space. 

This spectacular 3-day event is NYC’s largest Powwow and one of the top ten in the USA. It features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. The Grand Entry showcases the dancers’ full regalia and The Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire is an enchanting ceremony. Program features an expansive market of  authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don’t miss the fry bread!). An immersive cultural experience not to be missed!

Print out flyer here

Advance tickets recommended. Online tickets required.

Ticket sales open! Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets 

 

More Info:

 

DANCING ♦ SINGING ♦ CONTESTS
CRAFTS ♦INDIAN FOOD
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
or WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

ALL TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Friday, July 29: 6 PM – 10 PM Saturday, July 30: 10AM – 10 PM Grand Entry 1 PM and 7 PM
Grand Entry 7 PM Sunday, July 31: 10AM – 5 PM Grand Entry 1 PM
Bring your own seating
Pow-wow open rain or shine FREE PARKING

 

Pow Wow Location:

QUEENS COUNTY
FARM MUSEUM
73-50 LITTLE NECK PKWY.
FLORAL PARK, NEW YORK
 11004

Please keep up to date through the Queens Farm Website: WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO
THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
& QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM EDUCATION FUND

Directions to Queens County Farm Museum:

By Car: Grand Central Parkway to Exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32
South, to Farm Entrance Gate. Free Parking available at the Farm.
Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station. Transfer to Q46 bus eastbound to Little Neck
Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate.
Long Island Railroad: To Floral Park or Little Neck Station, where car service is available.
Tentative Schedule of Events

DANCER REGISTRATION
In-person dancer registration will be Friday 5-7 PM & Saturday after 11 AM. Contest dancers must register by Saturday 1 PM.
Although the majority of contest points are given Saturday and Sunday, participation points are awarded for Friday night
dancing. Contests will run rain or shine.  1st, 2nd & 3rd Contest prizes awarded by category.

Categories Include: Tiny Tots, Teens, Adult Women’s and Men’s Traditional, Jingle and Grass Dance, Men’s and Women’s Fancy  Demonstrations in Social Dances, Native American Hoop, Smoke, Yaqui Deer Dances and other specials possible as time permits
WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

DANCE CONTESTS
Friday
Gates Open 6 PM
Crafts and food stands 6 – 10 PM
Pow Wow Dancing 7 – 10 PM
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire

Saturday
10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing
7 PM Grand Entry
7-10 PM Pow Wow Dancing
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire

Sunday

10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing

Important Guidelines:

After unloading, performers will move cars and park in the south parking lot.
● On Sat/Sun, all vehicles must be unloaded and parked by 10:00am (Sat/Sun), otherwise they will
be required to unload and park in the southside parking lot.
● For the safety of our visitors and for insurance purposes, no cars will be permitted on the farm
grounds after 5pm on Friday; 10am on Saturday & Sunday.

  • Vendors arriving after spectators are welcomed onto Queens Farm grounds MUST enter through the South Gate and their vehicles and ALL cars must maintain 5 mph speed or slower with flashers on while driving on the farm to the Orchard grounds.

● Vendors will be located on the North side of the farm in the Orchard area.
● While driving on the farm grounds, everyone must maintain 5mph speed or slower with flashers
on.
● Vendors need to be set-up and operational at 5:00pm before the gates open to the public at 6:00pm on Friday with no driving on the site after 5pm, and 10:00am on Saturday & Sunday; Because the site opens to the public at 10:00am on Sat/Sun, all vehicles must be on unloaded and parked before 10:00am, otherwise they will be required to unload from and park in the designated parking area.

 

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Past Events: 

THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS’ DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW

 

Drums Along the Hudson Pow Wow” A Native American and Multicultural Festival 2022

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 11am-6pm

in Inwood Hill Park 

Click here to RSVP!

Click for: More Information

43rd Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum, NY Fri-Sun July 29-31, 2022

Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets or use this QR Code for Tickets/Info:

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AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
PROUDLY PRESENT THEIR GRAND MIDSUMMER
Fri-Sun July 29-31, 2022

DANCING ♦ SINGING ♦ CONTESTS
CRAFTS ♦INDIAN FOOD
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
or WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

Special Notice: On Saturday, July 30, 2022 at our 43rd Annual Grand Mid Summer Pow Wow,

The Family of Sam and Vickie Tarrant

are sponsoring a special honoring program for them at the Thunderbird Powwow. Vickie and Sam were long-time Thunderbird members who passed away during the pandemic.

A giveaway and Women’s and Men’s Traditional Special Dance contests each offer a total of $1300 in prize money.

This spectacular annual 3-day event is NYC’s largest Powwow and one of the top ten in the USA. It features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. The Grand Entry showcases the dancers’ full regalia and The Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire is an enchanting ceremony. Program features an expansive market of authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don’t miss the fry bread!). Singing by The Silver Cloud Singers, Heyna Second Sons, Smoke Dance, Native American Hoop Dance, Inter-Tribals and more. An immersive cultural experience not to be missed!

Advance tickets recommended. Online tickets required.
Performance schedule to come.


Click here to Get Your tickets and More Information


Friday–Sunday, July 29-31, 2022

 

More Info:


Friday, July 29: 6 PM – 10 PM Saturday, July 30: 10AM – 10 PM Grand Entry 1 PM and 7 PM
Grand Entry 7 PM Sunday, July 31: 10AM – 5 PM Grand Entry 1 PM
Bring your own seating
Pow-wow open rain or shine FREE PARKING


QUEENS COUNTY
FARM MUSEUM
73-50 LITTLE NECK PKWY.
FLORAL PARK, NEW YORK
11004


ALL PROCEEDS GO TO
THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND For Students
& QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM EDUCATION FUND

Students send LOA requests attention Michael A. Taylor


Directions to Queens County Farm Museum:


By Car: Grand Central Parkway to Exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32
South, to Farm Entrance Gate. Free Parking available at the Farm.
Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station.

Transfer to Q46 bus eastbound to Little Neck
Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate.
Long Island Railroad: To Floral Park or Little Neck Station, where car service is available.

All cars must be parked and stationary before spectator entry times! No exceptions.

See  Pow Wow 2021

1-Day Pass: $15; $8 (Children ages 2-12)
3-Day Pass: $30; $16 (Children ages 2-12) Click here to Get Your tickets and More Information

​DANCER REGISTRATION
Dancer registration is Friday 5-7 PM & Saturday after 11 AM.  Contest dancers must register by Saturday 1 PM.  Although the majority of contest points are given Saturday and Sunday, participation points are awarded for Friday night dancing.  Contests will run rain or shine.  All dancers must pay at least a single day admission fee (covering the full weekend) before they enter the pow wow grounds, but there is no dancer registration fee. 

Admissions can only be bought on-line, preferably in advance: go to queensfarm.org/events.html, click on “POWWOW TICKETS”  and purchase by clicking on the linked EventBrite page.
Overnight Accommodation: Dancer RV’s must be moved into the parking lot overnight.

Artists Craftspeople Vendors please send vendor booth requests to thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com with picture(s) of your booth a few representative items and list of items, or mail in requests to:

Thunderbird Vendors Committee

c/o Marie Ponce

Box 521 College Station New York, NY 10030

Limited number of booths available on Museum grounds.


DANCE CONTESTS

DANCE CONTESTS:

Adult Categories Men’s Traditional, Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grass Dance, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Fancy, Women’s Shawl:

1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $100

Young Men and Young Women (8-15) 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $50

Tiny Tots (7 and under): 1st $50, 2nd $35, 3rd $20


Friday
Gates Open 6 PM
Crafts and food stands 6 – 10 PM
Pow Wow Dancing 7 – 10 PM
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire


Saturday
10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing
7 PM Grand Entry
7-10 PM Pow Wow Dancing
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire



Sunday

10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing

Dance Contests See Events page

Thunderbird Autumn Celebration at Queens Farm Save the Date!! Sun Nov 13, 2022

Autumnal Celebration featuring The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Award winning Founding Director, Louis Mofsie; will be held outdoors at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York. 718 347 FARM (3276).

The Thunderbirds will perform dances from various regions and tribes.  Note: this is not a pow-wow open to all dancers; except for limited audience participation, only Thunderbird dancers will be performing.   
The Farm grounds will also host merchants selling Native American food,  jewelry, clothing, pottery and other items.


All admissions must be purchased on-line and should be made in advance.   All time, other details and ticket purchases can be found at the Queens Farm website www.QueensFarm.org/autumn-dance-celebration.

Admission to the Farm grounds and the Native American Market is at no charge.  For the dance performance, admissions are $15 for adults, $10 for children 4-11 years old, with those 3 and younger being admitted free.  


Parking is free.  There is no seating provided, so please bring your own chairs or blankets.
To purchase admission tickets, go to  www.QueensFarm.org/autumn-dance-celebration  (or go to the

Queens Farm homepage www.QueensFarm.org, click on “Events & Programs”;  on the dropdown menu click on “Autumn Dance Celebration).  From the Autumn Dance Celebration page,  click on “Purchase Tickets”.  This will bring you to the Eventbrite web page, which has more information and links to the ticket purchasing.  Since admissions are limited, we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible. 

All cars and vehicles must be parked and stationary on these outdoor museum grounds, prior to the admission and entry of spectators. Safety first!

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/210656542367948

Save the Date for:

Thunderbird Auction Sunday November 20th, 2022 1pm at Riverside Church NYC

Thunderbird Annual Concert at Theater for the New City TNC 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th) Streets Friday-Sunday January 13,14, 15 and January 20, 21, 22, 2023 212 254 1109 Featuring new original and traditional Native American works and performances.

Thunderbirds Spring Indoor Pow Wow at Riverside Church NYC: Native Arts, Dance, Crafts March 20, 2022 from 1pm to 3:30pm

Louis Mofsie – Hopi/Winnebago. Photo by Jonathan Slaff
Marie Ponce Native Hoop Dancer Key West Conch-Lucayan Taino/Tsalagi

Sunday March 20, 2022 1 PM to 3:30 PM
Welcome to Spring Indoor Pow Wow

The Riverside Church, South Hall

91 Claremont Ave. entrance /

490 Riverside Drive

(between West 120th and 122nd Streets)

Free admission.

Dancing for everyone in regalia. Native Craftspeople: Beadwork, American Indian Art Work, Vintage Jewelry and Books from North and Southwest, Pow Wow, Native Food and other Native American Regalia and Wearables….

Hosted by The Theatre of the Oppressed Uptown at The Riverside Church, an MSJ Ministry

Contact Jeremiah Drake for Inquiries

See Listing PowWows.com

Covid protocols apply. Please check website for latest update: https://www.trcnyc.org/covidsafety/

Print Flyer

Annual Schedule 2022 Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Concerts and Pow Wows

Print Annual Flyer:

Pic 1: Native Hoop Dancer Michael A Taylor, Pic 2: Ciuran and Isabelle Tufford, Pic 3: Louis Mofsie TAID dir, Pic 4: Julian Gabourel, Carlos Ponce, Isabell Tufford

Annual Thunderbird Auction at Theater for the New City

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will be holding our annual holiday auction of Native American items.  Jewelry, leather goods, baskets, rattles, clothing, blankets and other beautiful items will be available.  
The Auction will be on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 3 PM until about 5 PM,  at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, in Manhattan (at East 10th Street).  Previews begin at 2 PM.   Please note the change in location and time from previous years. 
This is a great opportunity for early holiday gift shopping.  Items can often be bought at bargain prices, as opening bids are well below retail prices. 
All proceeds from this auction are used for the Thunderbird American Indian Scholarship Fund, which has awarded over 500 grants for the college education of Native Americans.
All are welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  (Donations are appreciated, but no one is turned away).

To print Flyer click Download below:

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Autumn Celebration Outdoors at Queens Farm Museum Floral Park hosts Thunderbird American Indian Dancers!!

This autumnal celebration will be held outdoors at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York.
All admissions must be purchased on-line and should be made in advance.   All details and ticket purchases can be found at the Queens Farm website www.QueensFarm.org/autumn-dance-celebration.
The Thunderbirds will perform dances from various regions and tribes.  Note: this is not a pow-wow open to all dancers; except for limited audience participation, only Thunderbird dancers will be performing.  The dance performance will be between 2 and 4 PM.  
The Farm grounds will also host merchants selling Native American food,  jewelry, clothing, pottery and other items.
Admission to the Farm grounds and the Native American Market is at no charge.  For the dance performance, admissions are $15 for adults, $10 for children 4-11 years old, with those 3 and younger being admitted free.  
Parking is free.  There is no seating provided, so please bring your own chairs or blankets.
To purchase admission tickets, go to  www.QueensFarm.org/autumn-dance-celebration  (or go to the Queens Farm homepage www.QueensFarm.org, click on “Events & Programs”;  on the dropdown menu click on “Autumn Dance Celebration).  From the Autumn Dance Celebration page,  click on “Purchase Tickets”.  This will bring you to the Eventbrite web page, which has more information and links to the ticket purchasing.  Since admissions are limited, we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible. 

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/210656542367948

Flyer:

The Annual Bronx Native American Festival in Pelham Bay Park, NY –MC Bobby Gonzalez

The Annual Bronx Native American Festival in Pelham Bay Park, NY -Bobby Gonzalez

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers songs and Dances, crafts, Bronx council on the Arts

For more Taino/Arawak/Lokono News Resources and Info See:

42nd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow at Queens Farm Museum 2021

 

Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets

Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2021 Flyer

AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
PROUDLY PRESENT THEIR GRAND MIDSUMMER
JULY 23, 24 and 25, 2021

DANCING ♦ SINGING ♦ CONTESTS
CRAFTS ♦INDIAN FOOD
FOR INFORMATION CONTACT
(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG
or WWW.THUNDERBIRDAMERICANINDIANDANCERS.ORG

This spectacular 3-day event is NYC’s largest Powwow and one of the top ten in the USA. It features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. The Grand Entry showcases the dancers’ full regalia and The Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire is an enchanting ceremony. Program features an expansive market of  authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don’t miss the fry bread!). An immersive cultural experience not to be missed!

Advance tickets recommended. Online tickets required.
Performance schedule to come.

Ticket sales !! Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets


Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021

 

More Info:


Friday, July 23: 6 PM – 10 PM Saturday, July 24: 10AM – 10 PM Grand Entry 1 PM and 7 PM
Grand Entry 7 PM Sunday, July 25: 10AM – 5 PM Grand Entry 1 PM
Bring your own seating
Pow-wow open rain or shine FREE PARKING


QUEENS COUNTY
FARM MUSEUM
73-50 LITTLE NECK PKWY.
FLORAL PARK, NEW YORK
11004


ALL PROCEEDS GO TO
THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS SCHOLARSHIP FUND
& QUEENS COUNTY FARM MUSEUM EDUCATION FUND


Directions to Queens County Farm Museum:


By Car: Grand Central Parkway to Exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32
South, to Farm Entrance Gate. Free Parking available at the Farm.
Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station. Transfer to Q46 bus eastbound to Little Neck
Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate.
Long Island Railroad: To Floral Park or Little Neck Station, where car service is available.

 

​DANCER REGISTRATION
Dancer registration is Friday 5-7 PM & Saturday after 11 AM.  Contest dancers must register by Saturday 1 PM.  Although the majority of contest points are given Saturday and Sunday, participation points are awarded for Friday night dancing.  Contests will run rain or shine.  All dancers must pay a single day admission fee (covering the full weekend) before they enter the pow wow grounds, but there is no dancer registration fee. 

Admissions can only be bought on-line, preferably in advance: go to queensfarm.org/events.html, click on “POWWOW TICKETS”  and purchase by clicking on the linked EventBrite page.
Overnight Accommodation: Dancer RV’s must be moved into the parking lot overnight; no overnight tent camping.

Artists Craftspeople Vendors please send vendor booth requests to thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com with picture(s) of your booth and list of items or mail in requests to: Limited number of booth available on Museum grounds.

Thunderbird Vendors Committee

c/o Marie Ponce

Box 521 College Station New York, NY 10030


DANCE CONTESTS
Friday
Gates Open 6 PM
Crafts and food stands 6 – 10 PM
Pow Wow Dancing 7 – 10 PM
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire


Saturday
10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing
7 PM Grand Entry
7-10 PM Pow Wow Dancing
Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire


Sunday

10 AM Gates Open
10 AM – 10 PM Crafts and food stands
12 – 1 PM Gourd Dancing
1 PM Grand Entry
1- 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing

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