Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Festival

Sunday, June 6, 2021 11am-6pm in Inwood Hill Park 

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Lotus Music and Dance is thrilled to announce that Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will return to Inwood Hill Park on Sunday, June 6th 2021, and that our honoree will be Stephanie Dabney, prima ballerina of the Dance Theater of Harlem from 1979 - 1994. The all-day event will also feature Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, Soles of Duende, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Son and Silvercloud Singers and Dancers, and many more special guests and performances. 

We will be working closely with the City and the Parks Department, as well as keeping a close eye on State and Federal COVID safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience. Due to size restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we as that you RSVP to attend - do so TODAY to reserve your space!

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About Drums Along the Hudson®
A Native American and Multicultural Celebration

In September 2002, with a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director of Lotus Music and Dance, and Carl Nelson, Producer, created Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival. It began as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakapok ("edge of the water"). This event first took place annually in the spring, thereafter we added something new and different each year to make the event more exciting and enjoyable -- including a Shad tasting, a White Pine tree planting (the Iroquois symbol of peace), international foods, drummers and dancers and a Native American Arts in Education Initiative. The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years. Learn More