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43rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Powwow at Queens Farm Museum 2021

Print Pow Wow Flyer Here

Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets starting June 14, 2021

Special Admission Days

Friday–Sunday, July 23–25, 2021
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

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.
Performance schedule to come.

Ticket sales open on June 14th – Stay tuned! Go to: Queens Farm to get your tickets starting Monday June 14, 2021

 

More Info:

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

ALL TIMES LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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

ADMISSION:
As of June 9, admission policy is incomplete. Timed and
restricted admissions may be in place. Tickets must be
purchased on-line, but prices have not yet been
announced. 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. Requirements for Dancer Registration fees or admission purchases have not been
determined as of June 9. Further information for dancers will be posted on the Thunderbird website
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

 

Past Events:

THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS’ DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW

 

 

Live Streamed February 20, 2021 @ 7PM EST
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!

THEATER  FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Director         

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Thunderbird Dance Celebration Nov 7 & 8. 2020 at Queens Farm Museum

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.

Saturday
March 21, 2020  CANCELLED see home page for more information
7 – 9 PM

Music Workshop and Crafts Sale
at The American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St, 4th floor, New York City
Native American Music Workshop and Crafts Sale

Friday – Sunday
July 24 – 26,  2020

42nd Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow
at Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY
(718) 347-FARM or WWW.QUEENSFARM.ORG

Thunderbird schedule 2019-20 (1)10 24

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Past Events:

December 21, 2019
7 – 9 PM

Holiday Party
at The American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St, 4th floor, New York City
Holiday potluck dinner – bring a dish to share – plus crafts sale

Dance Workshop & Crafts Sale

Saturday October 26, 2019   7:00-10:00pm

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will be holding our first indoor event of the 2019/20 fall/winter season. 
Please join the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers for a Native AmericanDance Workshop and Crafts Sale on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 7 to 9 PM. 
The workshop is being held at American Indian Community House, 39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor, Manhattan (just north of Canal Street).  Please note the new location for the Workshop.
This Dance Workshop is a unique educational opportunity for people of all ages (including children) and backgrounds (both Native and non-Native) to learn Native American dancing.   There will also 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. (Donations are appreciated, but no one is turned away). 
 

 

Friday – Sunday July 26 – 28

41st Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow

Link Photos: Thunderbird Pow-wow at Queens Farm by John Ramirez

at Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY

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

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July 26-28, 2019

41st Annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow 

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

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

Alan Shooting Star Brown Traditional men’s style Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow Queens Farm

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

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: Buy admission in advance on-line for lower price: go to queensfarm.org/events.html, click on “BUY TICKETS” for the Powwow and purchase on the linked EventBrite page. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/41st-annual-thunderbird-american-indian-powwow-tickets-55281006980    

ADVANCE ON-LINE TICKETS: Adults $10.00; Children: $5.00 (12 & Under); Weekend Pass: $16 & $7 Available through QUEENSFARM.ORG/EVENTS.HTML

TICKETS BOUGHT AT ENTRANCE: Adults $15.00; Children: $8.00 (12 & Under) (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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  • 2009 Queens Farm Thunderbird Powwow video slideshow:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4sMbqeB604&feature=related

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

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.

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..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MCE5XvRxSY

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

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 White Sstone 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.

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

 

PAST EVENTS

Saturday

Fridays – Sundays
January 24 – 26 &
January 31 –
February 2, 2020

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert
Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays 3 & 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street), New York City
(212) 254-1109 or WWW.THEATERFORTHENEWCITY.NET
Music, dance and storytelling of the Plains, the Iroquois, the Southwest and
more, all explained to educate and entertain.

Saturday
November 16, 2019auction pix
8 – 10 PM

Native American Auction
Auction 8– 10 PM
at The American Indian Community House
39 Eldridge St, 4th floor, New York City
Native American jewelry, collectibles, etc, at great prices.

 

Native American Story-Telling
Saturday, March 2, 2019 
at The Carriage House, 225 East 67th Street, NY, NY

(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)  from 7 PM until about 9 PM

 
 
Story-telling has long been an entertaining and educational practice among Native American nations, conveying traditional and spiritual themes to both children and adults.  This evening, accomplished story-tellers from various Native American tribes will regale you with some of their favorite tales.
Everyone is welcome to attend.  Admission is free.
 
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Matoaka Eagle Story Teller Singer (Ulali..)

Thunderbirds at Theater for the New City 2019

Fridays – Sundays

January 25-27 & February 1-3

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert at Theater for the New City15426439883531542643969267matoaka-at-clearwater-festival-6-18-2017

New Original Works by company members featuring:

Alan Shooting Star Brown, Michael A. Taylor, Matoaka Eagle & Louis Mofsie, featured at this year’s concert

Fridays 8pm, Saturdays 3 & 8pm Sundays 3pm

Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays 3 & 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street), New York City  (212) 254-1109 or

Special rates and Click for  Tickets

WWW.THEATERFORTHENEWCITY.NET

 

Past Events

 

Saturday

Fridays – Sundays
January 24 – 26 &
January 31 –
February 2, 2020

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert
Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays 3 & 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM
Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street), New York City
(212) 254-1109 or WWW.THEATERFORTHENEWCITY.NET
Music, dance and storytelling of the Plains, the Iroquois, the Southwest and
more, all explained to educate and entertain.

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)

auction pix

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

only.

Thunderbird Auction Nov 2018 (1)

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  2. Martina Manypaws
    Oct 10, 2011 @ 18:46:23

    O’siyo, greatest pleasure meeting you Feathers, I will never forget the afternoon that the beach with the Girls !
    Wa do
    Manypaws.

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  3. Robin hall
    Aug 07, 2012 @ 13:45:41

    When will the events for the fall (if any) be posted?

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  4. abbrakile
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 09:11:24

    Soon autumn, hurry to say goodbye to summer!).

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  5. Matthew Richardson
    Jul 20, 2014 @ 14:03:25

    drum contest?

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    Mar 21, 2016 @ 00:12:37

    Hi i live in sparks navada and would like a chance to see one of your shows out here for me and my family and yo have the experience of meeting you and experienceing my tribal

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