Ninth Annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 – 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine – FREE
Inwood Hill Park
218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway)
The Ninth Annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival will take place on Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. This event, which is FREE to the public, is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Councilman Robert Jackson, WABC-TV and a grant from NYC & Company Foundation.
Drums Along the Hudson® features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people. The 2011 honoree will be Elizabeth Jordan, philanthropist and international photographer. With special guests, Zainab Salbi, Founder and CEO, Women for Women International, Tatiana Anderson, reporter and producer, Students from Alain L. Locke Elementary School (P.S. 208), and The Snow Lion Tibetan Music and Dance Troupe. The host drums will be Heyna Second Sons and the Silver Cloud led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Dancers. Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV will host the event.
Drums Along the Hudson has received the support of many goverment officials including Mayor Bloomberg (2009 Proclamation), NYC Councilman Robert Jackson and Congressman John Lewis.
Promotional support provided in part by NYC & Company Foundation.
For more info: http://www.drumsalongthehudson.org/
Check out our post from last year: http://uptowncollective.com/2010/05/24/drums-along-the-hudson-snapshots/