Thunderbird Pow Wow & Music & Dance Workshops at Riverside Church Free to the Community Download Flyer !!

Celebrate 60th Years!

JOIN US AT RIVERSIDE !!!!

Louis Mofsie- Bessie Award Winning Founding Director of The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and Heyna Second Sons

Feb 5 and Mar 5 1-3pm Free Dance Workshops at RSC see below/ print flyer

Mar 19 Spring Indoor Pow Wow at Riverside Church 1-4pm see flyer below

July 28-30 Annual Grand Mid Summer Pow Wow at Queens County Farm Museum See https://www.queensfarm.org/ as date gets closer

see below/ print flyer

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Marie Ponce Lucayan Taino/Cherokee Recently Seen on BareFeet PBS and WVOX

Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Concert at Theater for the New City 2022

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are presenting their 48th annual concert of music, dance and storytelling at the Theater for the New City the weekends of January 13-15 and 20-22, 2023.    

This is a unique educational and entertainment experience.  The Thunderbirds perform authentic dances of the Iroquois, Southwest and Great Plains Native American peoples. Each dance is introduced with a complete explanation of the dance and its cultural context and is accompanied by live music.  

Shows are on Fridays, January 13 and 20, and Saturdays,  January 14 and 21 at 8 PM, with ticket prices of $15.

There are also special matinee performances for children on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM, January 14, 15, 21 and 22, with tickets for children from 5 to12 years old only one dollar (children must be accompanied by an adult paying the regular $15 price.  Attendance is not recommended for children under 5.)

All performances are at the Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue at East 10th Street in Manhattan.  Phone (212) 254-1109 for reservations or go to www.TheaterForTheNewCity.net for advance ticket purchases.

Thunderbird Annual Auction of Native American Items

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The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers will be holding our annual auction of Native American items.  Jewelry, leather goods, baskets, rattles, clothing, blankets and other beautiful items will be available.  

The Auction will be on: 

Sunday, November 27, 2022 Preview begins….

 

Previews begin at 1 PM.   

from 2 PM until about 4 PM

at the Riverside Church

490 Riverside Drive (or 91 Claremont Avenue), New Location: Assembly Hall

in Manhattan (off West 120th Street, 1 block west of Broadway).

Please note the change in location and time from previous years. Also, the date is a revision from one previously announced.

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).

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 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

New at Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert Feb 5-14, 2016 at TNC

 

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert at

Theater for the New City

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New choreography American Indian Hoop Dance with Michael A. Taylor & Marie Poncé to the music of Rob Mastrani and Louis Mofsie!

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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.

Fridays – Sundays
February 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14,  2016

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     One dollar children’s tickets available only for matinee shows

https://www.youtube.com/embed/LjBRcwmv6rU“>Video:

Louis Mofsie, Marie ponce and Michael A. Taylor Native american indiand Hoop Dance for 600 excited spectators.

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