DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON ®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration

Sunday, June 4, 2023

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON ®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration
Sunday, June 4, 2023
11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Inwood Hill Park - 218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway)

New York, NY, March , 2023 - The 21st Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4th, 2023 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.

Our honorees this year will be Loida Nicolas Lewis, philanthropist/author and Tony-Award winning choreographer/dancer, George Faison. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of “Here and Now” and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley, Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger.

DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features an 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. Mohawk Elder, Tom Porter, will give the opening Thanksgiving Address and ceremonial Tree of Peace Planting. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming tradition, featuring Kalpulli Huehuetlatolli Aztec Dancers and Drummers, Sri Lankan Academy Dancers and Drummers, COBU All Female Japanese Taiko Drummers, Project Convergence: Tap and Bharata Natyam Dance 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 invite organizations such as The Coalition for Healthy School Food, Green Mountain Energy, Shumei Natural Agriculture, Trinity Church Environmental Justice Group and others to participate.

Directions to Inwood Hill Park:

Subway: #1 train to 215th Street or the A train to 207th Street. The entrance to the park is at 218th Street and Indian Road, four blocks west of Broadway.

Car: Just north of the Dyckman Street exit off the Henry Hudson Parkway.

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