June 29th, to July 7th: Ramapough's Paddle Against addiction, [Canoe on the Wallkill] and Walk for Life. Travel the Wallkill River (Wild Plum Creek; Sipu Sipuas) from NJ, near the source, Lake Mohawk, to New Paltz, NY. Water Walkers will accompany the paddlers, closely aligning with the course of the river. There will be a Sweat in NJ the day before the start on Fri., June 29th. We will sweat again in Gardner, NY on Fri., July 6th. Sat., July 7th will be the last day on the river. The Paddlers and Walkers will arrive in New Paltz, July 7th at 1 PM; hold a ceremony, exchange gifts and offer prayers to the water. Then, Vincent Mann (Big Eagle Spirit), Ramapough Lenape Nation Turtle Clan Chief and Nina Postupack, the Ulster County Clerk, holder of the Wampum belt, will renew the Richard Nicolls Esopus Indian Treaty of 1665. Looking for people who can commit to walk or paddle.
Sat., July 7, 4pm, Te Ata, film, Rosendale Theatre: Evan Pritchard & Sally Bermanzohn (author of Indian Annie),
will introduce Te Ata, a film about a Chickasaw woman Te Ata, who touched America’s heart with
her dancing, singing and storytelling. 408 Main St., Rosendale, NY (845) 658-8989.
Sat., July 14: Stone House Tour of Kingston area with Cloudbreakers Drum Circle.
Sun., July 15: Ten Ceremonies to Honor the Earth; Neolyth Center, 39 Glen Ridge Rd,
Montclair, NJ. 2 - 5 pm. $25. Will move outside weather permitting. Call Brian (646) 256-0515.
Mon., July 16: Song Farm Kids Camp indigenous week.
Mon., July 23: TRIBAL HARMONY host Evan Pritchard or guest host at the Falcon Underground.
7 – 9pm. Featuring David Amram, (NY Phil conductor/ composer/ ethnomusicologist) and Native
American guest performers (possibly Kelvin Mockingbird) and extreme audience participation.
1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY 12542 (845)236-7970.
Wed., Aug. 1 -- Fri., Aug. 3: Look for future events honoring the 5th anniversary of the Two Row Wampum Campaign.
Sat., Aug. 4: Pocumtuck Festival/Norumbeka Gathering: 11 to 6pm. Evan P will sign books and maps outdoors at the exceptional Pocumtuck Festival, on the river in Greenfield, Mass, near Turners Falls, Mass. Go online for more info.
Thurs., Aug. 9: Indigenous People’s Day.
Thurs., Aug. 23: TRIBAL HARMONY, hosted by Evan Pritchard, Mi’kmaq poet, singer, songwriter, with guest performers Magpie, with Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino. Extreme audience participation. At the Falcon Underground. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro NY 12542 (845)236-7970.
Sat., August 25: Medicine Pauwau at Seed Song Farm. All day; more info to come.
Sep. 7, Fri, 6-8pm, Sunny Side of the Mountain, Rail Trail Café, Evan Pritchard
Sep. 8, Sat., 10am : Autumn Herbs, with Sarah Elisabeth, Hiddenbrooke, Beacon, NY.
Sep. 9, Sun., 3pm, Tobacco Ceremony and Potluck, Ramapough Land, Mahwah
Sep. 13, Thu, 7pm, “Red Head Band, A Bindle Stick of Poems” readings, signing, & 13th Annual Birthday party for author Evan Pritchard, Inquiring Minds Bookstore, New Paltz, NY
Sep. 14, Fri., 6pm, ANA meeting and potluck at Bloomington Church.
Sep. 15-16, S-S, 11-5, Ramapough Powwow, Sally’s Field, Ringwood Park, Ringwood, NJ
Sep. 22, Sat, 3pm, Fall Equinox ceremony ., celebration and potluck at 3pm, Seed Song Farm
Sep. 22, Saturdays thru Oct.31 – 11-4pm, Pumpkin Patch at Seed Song Farm, 160 Esopus Ave. Kingston.
Sep. 27, Thu, 7pm, Tribal Harmony, Mamalama & Andes Manta, The Falcon, 1348 Rt 9W, Marlboro, NY
Sep. 30, Sun.,1pm, The “Schoharie Tribe” A Controversial History. Back Porch, Lansing Manor. 1378 SR 30, North Blenheim NY 12130-1710. For info see website or call 800 724-0309.O
Oct. 6, Sat., 11:15am, Karen Mosco, ”Manahatta: Where My Journey Back Home Began” and importance of Lunaape language. At 1pm, Evan Pritchard speaks on “The Munsee Delaware of Kingston: Their History and Culture, Trails and Trading Posts”. Persen House, 74 John St, Kingston, NY. Hosted by Save Native Sites. Part of NYS "Path Through History" series.
Oct. 8, Mon., 7pm: "River People" Art Opening, at Art Centro, 485 Main St, Poughkeepsie. Evan presents slide show & talk about the river people (Munsee Delaware, Wappingers, Tappan, Mohican) of mid-Hudson Valley. Opening features new ceramic works by Elizabeth Meyer 845 454-4525.
Oct. 12, Fri., 6pm, ANA meeting and potluck at Bloomington Church.
Oct. 16, Tues.: Indigenous People’s Day at Brooklyn Friends Meeting House. Evan is part of several group presentations throughout the day and evening at the Red Hook Lane campus and elsewhere. Free to public. Contact Marna Herrity at (646)812-8849 or email email@example.com.
Oct. 21, Sun., 2 to 4 pm:. Medicine Stories—How Native American Teaching Tales Can Help Us Understand the News. Evan Pritchard shares ancient teaching tales, or “medicine stories,” and explains how they shed light on what’s going on in today’s world. He discusses the art of telling medicine stories, various taboos and practices, what role they served in native society, and more. Based on his book Native American Stories of the Sacred, Evan explores the relevance of “Cono the World’s Greatest Gambler,” “How the Dogs Mixed Their Tails,” “How Vulture Got His Black Coat,” and more. Subject to change. Reservations recommended. Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498. (845)679-2100.
Oct. 25, Thur, 7pm: The Falcon Underground/Tribal Harmony Series. Water ceremony followed by Harvest season music special at The Falcon.
Oct. 27, Sat., 3-8pm.: Halloween Fest with MyKingstonKids at Seed Song Farm, Esopus Ave., Kingston.