Thunderbird Dance Social at NMAI (Note: bring a picture ID)

s l. to r. Alan Star Brown, Kitty Gabourel-Mullen, Louis Mofsie, Julian Gabourel, Michael D Taylor, Donna Kolm, Louis Mofsie

Note to Dancers & Visitors: NMAI staff will be checking your picture ID card at the door,
The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian are holding a Dance Social on Saturday, April 8, 2017,
from 7 to 10 PM.
This event is at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan.  Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.
Louis Mofsie and the Heyna Second Sons singers lead this traditional indoor social dance and get-together.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Native American Dancing, or just to enjoy it as a spectator.  There will also be free door prizes and refreshments.

For more information about the Dance Social, link to www.nmai.si.ed

Upcoming Event:

July 28-30, 2017 39th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Flyer: Queens Farm Pow Wow July 2017 (1) 

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

 

Carlos Ponce (Maya) Yaqui Deer Dance with child

Marie Ponce and Michael D. Taylor American Indian Hoop Dance

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Thunderbird Dance Social at NMAI April 16, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM.   Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at TNC Group

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian are holding a Dance Social Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 7 to 10 PM at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, in lower Manhattan.  Shawl TAIDEveryone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge.

Louis Mofsie and the Heyna Second Sons singers lead this traditional indoor social dance and get-together.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Native American Dancing, or just to enjoy it as a spectator.  There will also be free door prizes and refreshments.

For more information about the Dance Social, link to www.nmai.si.edu.
Print out schedule at: thunderbird-schedule-2015-16-2
Read Article: Indian Country Today                                                                                                                http://www.nmai.si.edu/calendar/
Hoop Dance Michael A Taylor and Marie Ponce

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers 41st Annual Concert at TNC

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
are presenting their 41st annual concert of music, dance and storytelling at the
Theater for the New City the first two weekends in February.   
Print 2016 Schedule: thunderbird-schedule-2015-16-2
The Thunderbirds perform authentic dances of the Iroquois, Pueblo and Great Plains Native American peoples.  pow-wow-finale-of-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
 
Shows are on
Fridays, February 5 and 12, and Saturdays, February 6 and 13 at 8 PM, with tickets prices of $10. 
Special matinee performances for children are on Saturdays and Sundays, February 6,  7, 13 and 14 at 3 PM, with tickets for children under 12 only one dollar (children must be accompanied by an adult paying the regular $10 price). 
 
All performances are at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue at East 10th Street in Manhattan.  Phone (212) 254-1109 or go to www.TheaterForTheNewCity.net for tickets.

 

 

 

Thunderbird Traditional Dance Social at The National Museum of the American Indian

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Dale Legones and Matoaka Eagle do Native American Indian Shawl Dance with The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers at Theater for the New City

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Thunderbird Dance Social

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Saturday October 18

7 – 10 PM

at National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green, New York City #4 or #5 Train to Bowling Green, #R Train to Whitehall #1 to Staten Island Ferry    Indian Country Today

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POW-WOW -- Hoop dance 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.

POW-WOW — Hoop dance 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.

Ray Two Feathers Leung Eagle Dance

Ray Two Feathers Leung /Ray Black Feather does Eagle Dance with The Thunderbird American Indian Dances at Theater for the New City

Thunderbird Social at NMAI Heyna Second Sons Drum Louis Mofsie

Heyna Second Sons sing at The National Museum of the American Indian

Queens Farm Vendors Lauded in Indian Country Today

  
Cliff Matais
A display of some of the art work by the Gomez family which they create and sell at pow wows across the country.

Native About New York: A Pow Wow in Queens, Complete With Farm Animals

8/4/14

It was about 3 p.m., and everyone and everything seemed to be melting simultaneously at the 36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow in Queens, New York. Children cared little for play, and parents, armed with umbrellas and water and blankets for the ground, looked defeated by the sweltering heat.

At the other end of the dirt-grass pow wow grounds kneeled a woman by a semi-naked tree. She was in the middle of a weaving demonstration – stitching, thread-by-thread, periodically yanking like crazy on the threads connected to a rope lassoed to the trunk. A small crowd had gathered around her, stealing the spotlight from the bopping dancers, each on the brink of heatstroke. The woman, Miriam Gomez, is Mayan and traveled to Queens from Guatemala with her husband, Erickson, and son, Erickson Jr., to sell their ware, which included clothing, beadwork and little Mayan trinkets patrons would poke and massage with their greasy sunblock fingers.

Erikson holding his first ever, fully-beaded vest. (Cliff Matias)
Erikson holding his first ever, fully-beaded vest. (Cliff Matias)

“She’s making aguipi,” Erikson said. “It’s a Mayan blouse. This one will take five to six months to complete.”

Just on the other side of the tree, Erikson Jr. was busy winding yarn around a lock of a woman’s hair. “Hair wrapping” Erikson called it. Other women had congregated near Erikson Jr., pretending to shop at nearby vendors, so as to jump at the chance of being next.Erickson, portly and with a pleasant disposition, explained that he and his family travel to the U.S. every year on visa about this time to sell their work at pow wows; then it’s back to Guatemala until the next pow wow season. They’ll travel all over the east coast before it’s time to return home again where they continue in their trade, named Mayan Weaving…..Read More

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