The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers holds its annual Grand Mid-Summer Pow Wow this weekend, Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29, 2012, at the Queens County Farm Museum. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday for dancing 7-10 p.m., 10 am. Saturday and Sunday. Pow Wow on Saturday and Sunday is 1-5 p.m., and there is also Gourd Dancing at noon on both weekend days. Parking is free, but you must bring your own seating. The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers represent many tribes and many traditional dance styles, and everybody lives in the NYC area. My own personal favorite is the Hoop Dance, in which dancers manipulate as many as two dozen hoops — they are approximately the size of what the rest of us would describe as Hula Hoops — while dancing, never missing a beat. The Pow Wow is free, but bring some cash for the hand-made tribal jewelry and other crafts available for sale. Event website including some wonderful video of their dancing.