The Eleventh Annual Drums Along the Hudson is this weekend, an all day FREE festival of Native American drumming, dancing and story telling, at the northern tip of Manhattan, around where Peter Minuit purchase the island from the local tribe around 400 years ago.
In addition to performances by the NYC-based Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, there will be performances by Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud Drum Group, as well as Native American crafts and international foods. The Native American festival is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, May 19th, at Inwood Hill Park, at 218th St. and Indian Road, rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine.
The festival combines a celebration of Native American heritage, culture, and art with the diversity of New York City itself. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental appreciation and education, this year’s Drums Along the Hudson features an Environmental Tent which will include appearances by Captain Planet, courtesy of the Captain Planet Foundation.
Take the “A” train to 207th Street, or the #1 train to 215th St. and Broadway, and walk west, toward the Hudson River. The program is jointly sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and Lotus Music & Dance. See you there. Call (212) 627-1076 ext 18 for more information.