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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

 

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.
● All cars must maintain 5 mph speed or slower with flashers on while driving on the farm
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 when 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 by 10:00am, otherwise they
will be required to unload and park in the designated parking area.

 

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Past Events: 

THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN DANCERS’ DANCE CONCERT AND POW-WOW

 

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