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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Video above Produced by Rebecca Jacobs and Nate Lavey

Thunderbirds at Drums Along the Hudson June 6th, 2021 Inwood Park, W.217St NYC

https://www.drumsalongthehudson.org/ Native Hoop Dance, Jingle, Fancy Shawl, Grass Dance, Men’ s Fancy…..Come Dance!!

 Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Festival

Sunday, June 6, 2021 11am-6pm in Inwood Hill Park 

Click here to RSVP!

Lotus Music and Dance is thrilled to announce that Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will return to Inwood Hill Park on Sunday, June 6th 2021, and that our honoree will be Stephanie Dabney, prima ballerina of the Dance Theater of Harlem from 1979 – 1994. The all-day event will also feature Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, Soles of Duende, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Son and Silvercloud Singers and Dancers, and many more special guests and performances. 

We will be working closely with the City and the Parks Department, as well as keeping a close eye on State and Federal COVID safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience. Due to size restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we as that you RSVP to attend – do so TODAY to reserve your space!

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About Drums Along the Hudson®
A Native American and Multicultural Celebration

In September 2002, with a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director of Lotus Music and Dance, and Carl Nelson, Producer, created Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival. It began as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakapok (“edge of the water”). This event first took place annually in the spring, thereafter we added something new and different each year to make the event more exciting and enjoyable — including a Shad tasting, a White Pine tree planting (the Iroquois symbol of peace), international foods, drummers and dancers and a Native American Arts in Education Initiative. The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years. Learn More


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THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS’ DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW

Preserving Native American Culture

Live Streamed February 20, 2021 @ 7PM EST

For Information:
theaterforthenewcity.net
facebook.com/theaterforthenewcity

$5 general admission.  Supplemental donations will be gratefully accepted. Ticketing available here!
Recommended for all ages.
Running time 90 min. Reviewers are invited.

Theater for the New City will present its 46th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow live-streamed from the Johnson Theater, on February 20, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  This “virtual Pow-Wow” will be accessible from TNC’s website, www.theaterforthenewcity.net, and available there on-demand until February 28, 2021. There will be dances, stories, and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest, and Great Plains regions. The event, emceed by Bessie-winner Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans.  TNC donates all proceeds from this event to college scholarship funds for Native American students.  Admission is only $5 and additional donations will be gratefully accepted.  The event is recommended for all ages. Click here for tickets!

Also Join our facebook group: click here Tune Your Immune

Thunderbird Dance Celebration 11/7 &11/8 at Queens Farm

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and the Queens County Farm Museum are presenting two afternoons of Native American Dance performance on Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8, 2020, from 12 noon to 4 PM.  There will also be merchants selling Native American jewelry, clothing, pottery and other items.
This autumnal celebration will be held outdoors at the Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, New York.

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3muRWpK
To purchase admission tickets, go to www.QueensFarm.org, click on “Events Calendar”, scroll down to “Autumn Dance Celebration” and click on “Tickets and Details”.  This will bring you to the Eventbrite web page for this event;  here you will “Select a Date” and proceed to ticket purchase.  Since admissions are limited, we recommend buying tickets as soon as possible.  Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autumn-dance-celebration-tickets-126081536269

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only a limited number of people can be admitted.  All admissions must be purchased in advance, on-line, and are for specific entrance times. Social distancing and/or face covering are also required.  All details and ticket purchases can be found at the Queens Farm website www.QueensFarm.org.
The Thunderbirds each day will perform dances from various regions and tribes.  Each day will have the same program presented twice, with the Saturday and Sunday programs being different.  The planned Saturday program will emphasize Iroquois and Plains dances, while Sunday will highlight Southwestern and Plains dances.  Note: this is not a pow-wow open to all dancers; except for limited audience participation, only Thunderbird dancers will be performing.  
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.

See Thunderbird & Local Native Crafts at Queens Farm Museum

Stroll Queens Farm grounds and see Thunderbird American Indian Dancers share.. Smoke and Hoop…drum and sing; as top local Native Artists offer native regalia items, jewelry, accessories, music CDs , instruments, and more on Saturday and Sunday Nov 7 & 8 12pm-4pm at Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Parkway 11004. (718) 347 FARM. Bring your walking moccasins, sneakers will do.. to stroll exhibitor/performance booths. Support the Thunderbirds and artists as we preserve Native culture! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG8ApzdCrWA

Click: http://www.queensfarm.org/events.html or call 716 347 FARM for more information. Vendors who were contacted (load in 10am): thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com 347 433 7329 for more info

Honored Lives…Website Access Regained Today…

In Spring 2020 of the Global Pandemic. we lost access to our website edits and backoffice. We were unable to edit updates and cancellations, due to the Covid Pandemic shut downs.

Our deep apologies to all of you for this loss of contact.

We were, however, able to post  information updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages in lew of this website lockout.

We regained access to WordPress updates again ,today. We will update pages as quickly as we can If you haven’t already…

Please join the conversations on:

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/210656542367948

Twitter : @thunderbirdsny

It is with great sorrow and with heavy hearts that we honor the passing of:

Victoria Tarrant a founding member and long time supporter of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc. Loving wife of Sam Tarrant, mother of Kevin Tarrant and several leaders and future leaders of our American Indian community. With great humility, she endeavored on in the face of great odds to pioneer a place of culture, family and home for urban and rural Native American women  helping to initiate leadership in Native communities and organizations across America

Kevin Tarrant Director of the Silver Cloud Singers lifetime member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc.  Co-founder and Managing Director of Safe Harbors NYC, on May 4, 2020, Kevin Thomas Tarrant, Little Lightening & Yellow Bear (Hopi/Ho-Chunk) part of the Sky Clan and Bear Clan.We carry his song forward for our dance, his footprints and musical echoes are ones that will be followed by many generations to come.More at: https://aila.ngo/in-memory-of-kevin-t-tarrant/

Chuck Lewis 30yr Healthcare RN at Waterbury Hospital, Inventor of a healing CBD salve, yearly Gourd dancer and a top exhibitor at our annual pow wow, we remember Chuck as a man who exuded power through his gentleness and joy, We will miss you OH so very much!! Charles “Chuck” Lewis, 64, went home with the Lord at 3:09 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020, at home surrounded by loved ones. More at: https://www.rep-am.com/obituaries/2020/07/08/charles-lewis/

Ty Jacobs Executive Chef from Philadelphia we will miss your humor, hospitality and great meals.

My deep apologies to all of you for this loss of contact.

Marie Poncé 

Author and Technician for

 Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc. Website and Social Media

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CANCELLED: Thunderbird Music Workshop at AICH March 21st due to community transmission of COVID-19

The Thunderbird Americaan Indian Dancers, Inc., in light of sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in the New York City area and responsibility to our loyal community are cancelling the upcoming Dance Workshop originally scheduled at American Indian Community House 39 Eldridge St. There is no rescheduled date for this event, however future cultural events like our Annual Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum on July 24-26, 2020 are still in place.

It is our hope that you will do what you need to do to remain safe and nurtured. In our house, we are keeping ourselves informed regarding COVID-19 and health and well-being practices and lifestyle adjustments that will improve our lives going forward. Below are links to valuable information and we also encourage you to click our Indigenous Links page to find free access to Native language, music, films and culture, while you may be home bound in the coming weeks:

Corona Virus: What You Can Do:

  1. If you have a runny nose and sputum, you have a common cold.
  2. Coronavirus pneumonia is a dry cough with no runny nose.
  3. This new virus is not heat-resistant and will be killed by temperatures of just 26/27 degrees.  It hates the sun.
  4. If someone sneezes it takes about 10 feet before it drops to the ground and is no longer airborne.
  5. If it drops on a metal surface it will live for at least 12 hours-so if you come into contact with any metal surface wash your hands as soon as you can with a bacterial soap.
  6. On fabric it can survive for 6-12 hours, normal laundry detergent will kill it.
  7. Drinking warm water is effective for all viruses.  Try not to drink liquids with ice.
  8. Wash your hands frequently as the virus can only live on your hands for 5-10 minutes but a lot can happen during that time.  You can rub your eyes, pick your nose and so on.
  9. You should also gargle as a prevention.  A simple solution of salt in warm water will suffice.
  10. Can’t emphasize enough….drink plenty of water!

Symptoms

  1. It will first infect the throat so you’ll have a sore throat lasting 3-4 days
  2. The virus then blends into a nasal fluid that enters the trachea and then the lungs causing pneumonia.  This takes about 5/6 days.
  3. With the pneumonia comes high fever and difficulty in breathing.
  4. The nasal congestion is not like the normal kind.  You feel like you’re drowning.  It’s imperative you then seek immediate attention.

Prevention

  1. The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days.  How can one know if he/she is infected?  By the time they have fever and/or cough and go to the hospital the lung is usually 50% Fibrosis and it’s too late.
  2. Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning:  Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds.  If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightness, etc. it proves there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicates no infection.
  3. In critical time, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.  Serious excellent by Japanese doctors treating COVID-19 cases;

Everyone should ensure your mouth and throat are most…never dry.Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Lime or lemon add Vitamin C. Why?Even if the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach.Once there your stomach acid will kill all the virus.  If you don’t drink enough water more regularly the virus can enter your windpipe and into the lungs.  That’s very dangerous.

How The Gut Microbiota Affects Our Health with Dr. Erica & Dr. Justin Sonnenburg

Rich Roll on Self-Transformation

Washington Post article : I ran the White House pandemic office. Trump closed it. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/i-ran-the-white-house-pandemic-office-trump-closed-it/ar-BB1192Xy

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Inc. Native Music, Films, Language Sites http://www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org/indigenouslinks

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