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Thunderbird American Indian Powwow at Queens County Farm Museum

Thunderbird American Indian Powwow

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Celebrate American Indian Culture through music, dance, Native American crafts and food. This spectacular 3-day powwow features intertribal Native American dance competitions by over forty Indian Nations. Program features an expansive market of authentic Native American art, crafts, jewelry and food (don’t miss the fry bread!). The Thunderbird American Indian Powwow is an experience not to be missed, connecting the public to ancient Native American traditions and cultures and to each other. The Powwow includes 6 major dance categories for competing dancers. In addition, there are several other non-competitive dances such as Gourd Dance, Round Dance, Rabbit Dance, and demonstrations of various Iroquois, Pueblo and Apache dances. Each dance’s significance is explained to the public. The Grand Entry is a spectacular moment to experience the full regalia of these dancers. The bonfire on Friday and Saturday evenings is the culmination of these beautiful programs, where the audience is invited to join the dance circle. The bonfire is lit at dusk on Friday and Saturday between 8:00 pm–9:00 pm. All event proceeds support Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and the Queens County Farm Museum Education Program. • Friday, July 29: Performances 7-10pm (Gates open at 6pm) • Saturday, July 30: Performances 12-5pm & 7-10pm (Gates open at 10am) • Sunday, July 31: Performances 12-5pm (Gates open at 10am) Online tickets only. Advance tickets recommended as tickets are limited. Ticket is required to enter powwow and craft/food market; no gate fee to enter farm grounds. 

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About Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, NY

718-347-3276


    The Queens County Farm Museum dates back to 1697 and occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard, and an herb garden.

    The grounds are open seven days a week, year-round from 10am-5pm. Visit the Welcome Center to purchase goat feed, or go for a stroll around the farm to see fields, livestock, and farm implements. On Saturdays and Sundays they offer guided tours of the historic Adriance Farmhouse and seasonal hayrides (from April through October, weather permitting).

    General admission is free, except during public events. Group visits by schools and organizations require advance reservations and admission fees apply.