DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
Inwood Hill Park, New York, NY
A FREE, multi cultural family-oriented festival, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® includes exhibitions of world dance and drumming traditions with host Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Sons and
Silver Cloud Drum Group, as well as Native American crafts and
international foods. 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, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to
feature an Environmental Tent which will include appearances by Captain
Planet, courtesy of the Captain Planet Foundation.
During the day, we take time out to honor individuals and
organizations for their contributions to environmental and humanitarian
causes. This year's honorees are Singer and Songwriter Joanne Shenandoah and Author Doug George for their contributions to Native American arts and culture, and Deborah Harvey-Koenigsberger, Founder and President of Hearts of Gold.
We will also plant a Tree of Peace in a ceremony, officiated by Mohawk
Elder Tom Porter, which pays tribute to the memory of community leaders
we have lost in the previous year. Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for
WABC-TV, will host the event along with Tetiana Anderson, NY1 television
This year, we will have a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park.
To reach Inwood
Hill Park, take the 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. By car, it is just north of the
Dyckman Street exit off the Henry Hudson Parkway.
For more information, please visit http://www.drumsalongthehudson.org/