Featured dancers are NYC’s Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, members of numerous tribes from the U.S. and Canada, who live in the NYC area. Their events help raise money for scholarships for Native American students. In addition to the dancing, Native American artisans also will be selling jewelry, wood carvings, pottery and other crafts.
New York City’s oldest and largest Native American Pow Wow is this weekend in Queens. The Thunderbird American Mid-Summer Pow Wow is at the Queens County Farm Museum. Gates open Friday at 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 10 AM. There is Pow Wow dancing Friday 7-10 PM, Saturday 1-5 PM and 7-10 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM, plus Gourd Dancing at noon on Saturday and Sunday by members of some 40 Native American nations.
Admission per day is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Parking is free. Only a small number of seats are provided for on-lookers, so please bring your own seating if possible.
This pow wow is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.
The Queens County Farm Museum – which dates to 1697 – is at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park. Yes, you can get here by public transportation — take the E or F to Kew Gardens/Union Turnpike station, connect to the Q46 eastbound on Union Tpk., to the Little Neck Parkway stop, and walk three blocks to the museum entrance.