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Drums Along The Hudson

Twelfth Annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival
Sunday, June 1st, 2014 - 11:00 am until 6:00 pm
Rain or Shine - FREE
Inwood Hill Park
218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway)
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Drums Along the Hudson Highlights 2013

New York, NY, March 31, 2014 - The 12th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 1st, 2014 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. This event is free to the public and 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 and the New York City Council. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of "Here and Now.” The afternoon co-host will be Mara Schiavocampo, ABC News Correspondent for Good Morning America and ABC World News.

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features Manhattan's only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions featuring the Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group, Lei Pasifika: Journey to Polynesia, Kotchegna African Dance Company and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, and international cuisine. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to feature an Environmental tent, which will include appearences by Captian Planet, courtesy of the Captian Planet Foundation, and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park.

During the day, we take time to honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to environmental and humanitarian causes. This year's honoree is President and Founder of the American Indian Law Alliance Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Esq. (Onondaga) and Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of the City of New York. We will also plant a Tree of Peace in a ceremony, officiated Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, which pays tribute to the memory of community leaders we have lost in the previous year.

Click here for 2014 Commemorative Journal

Download the Drums Along the Hudson 2014 poster!

View the 2013 Drums Along the Hudson Photo Journal

View the Captain Planet Photo Gallery

Drums Along the Hudson Highlights 2013


This event is produced by Lotus Music & Dance.        Please click on our logo to learn more.