JUNE "Strawberry Moon" (Wteehiimiiwi Niipaahum)
Sat., June 1, 11am-12:30pm: Community Heritage Corn Planting,
at Seed Song Farm, to begin the planting of the three sisters: corn,
beans & squash. We'll shape the corn mounds, add nutrients
& plant ancient corn varieties given to us by several indigenous
groups. Please meet at the Greenhouse & come dressed
to get a little dirty!
Sat., June 1, 7:30-9pm: Native music, dance, storytelling & original dance theater at Boughton Place, 150 Kisor Place, Highland, NY.
A collaboration of Native performers: Louis Mofsie (Thunderbird American Indian Dancers); Alan Brown(Star) - traditional dancer; Michael Taylor - choreographer, hoop dancer, modern dancer; Matoaka Little Eagle - singer, dancer, storyteller; Sherry Lee - contemporary singer/songwriter and recording artist; and Rob Mastrianni - flute player, virtuoso guitarist, & recording artist, this depicts a healing journey of a Lenape Nam vet.
Sat./Sun., June 1-2, all day: Delaware River Bear Powwow, Rt 28 & Rt 30, Margaretville, NY
Wed., June 5, 6:30-8:30pm: First monthly Friends of Seed Song Farm Potluck and Community Gathering of members, volunteers, workers and friends of Seed Song Farm; with home-cooked, fresh food from the fields, music & meetings with the community. These will be held one Wednesday evening a month after our weekly CSA pick-up.
Sat., June 8: all day. Native American cultural festival. Shandaken Historical Museum, Academy St., Pine Hill, NY. Evan presents the Niccolls Treaty Wampum Belt and gives an illustrated lecture on its fabled history. Q & A follow, plus book signing of new booklet on the Esopus Nation and others. Contact Mary Lou, 845 254-4238.
Sat., June 8: Sarah Elisabeth's Herbal Workshop at Seed Song Farm.
Sun., June 9: noon - 5 pm. Sam's Point's Ice Caves-A City in Stone. Tentative; In this guided tour, we’ll explore many rock shelters and caves both at the approach to Sam's Point & at the Ice Caves, and imagine what this city of stone must have been like 500 years ago, and how many people lived here. Contact Sam's Point Nature Preserve for Updates.
Tentative: New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
Sams Point Area, P.O Box 86, Cragsmoor, NY 12420;
845 647-7989 ex. 102; Laura.Davis@parks.ny.gov; www.nysparks.com
Fri., June 14, 6:30pm: ANA Gathering.
Sat./Sun., June 15 – 16, all day: Croton Clearwater Music Festival and
Celebration of Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday. Croton Point, NY.
Clearwater is featuring Native American musicians, poets, speakers, & more
in honor of Pete Seeger's 100th. Evan Pritchard will be a part of it.
Possible appearances by Joanne Shenandoah, Buffy Ste Marie, Pura Fe,
Fidel Moreno, and many others. Special Native American music festival
Sat. from 12:15 to 1:30 pm on Rainbow Stage.
Stay tuned for more details.
Fri., June 21, 5:30pm: Summer Solstice Ceremony & potluck at Seed Song Farm
Thur., June 27, 7pm: Tribal Harmony, downstairs at the Falcon:
TBA Opening ceremony at 7 pm.
Sat., June 29: Rain date if needed for the Sam's Point Cave Tour. 11-5.
Sat./Sun., June 29 -30: Mohawk Strawberry Festival, Fonda, NY 11 am - 5 pm.
$5 adult, $3 seniors/children over 5. 4934 State Highway 5, Fonda NY 12068.
For information contact 518 673-4197 or email@example.com
Sun., July 6 -7: Calico Dancers Powwow, Morrow State Park, near Glen's Falls, NY. Evan performs at 10am and will sign books.
Fri., July 12: Rose Kill Farm, Rosendale, gathering and music jam with Hoke and Jill honoring the Saami.
Thur., July 25, 7pm: Tribal Harmony The Falcon Underground: "A Tiding of Magpies: Terri Leonino & Greg Artzner, AKA Magpie!"
At long last, world famous folk duo Magpie, perform at Tribal Harmony at the Falcon Underground, 9W in Marlboro. Water ceremony, 7pm; opening act; 7:30pm, Magpie at 8 pm.
Thur., Aug. 22, 7pm: Tribal Harmony, upstairs at the Falcon Jazz Club Live. Joan Henry & "Spirited" Jazz Quintet, back by popular demand! Water ceremony 7 pm; opening act at 7:30pm, and headliner Joan Henry and "Spirited" at 8 pm.
Fri./Sat./Sun., Aug. 30-31, Sep 1, all day: Kipona Powwow, City Island in the Susquehanna, Harrisburg, PA. All day. Evan performs throughout the day, signing books and answering questions at his book table, for the 15th consecutive year.
Sat./Sun., Aug.31 – Sep. 1, Green Corn Celebration and Blessing of the Land. 2-day celebration. Times?
Sat. is focused on the Three Sisters Field and re-dedicating the acreage along the Esopus Creek & at the foot of the Catskill Mountains for use by local indigenous people. This land will continue being developed for Neetopk Keetopk use for planting, ceremonies and celebrations inspired by indigenous tradition, for teaching indigenous wisdom, & practices that offer solutions to modern problems. The Neetopk Keetopk group is very happy to hear that some of the Ramapo may be interested in something similar, using the land for growing seeds, or raising food, herbs, etc., and for ceremonies. The plan is to have music, dancing, storytelling and lots of corn to eat, and to establish that indigenous voices form the foundation for and inspire people's vision on the next day...
Sun. "Voices of Ecology" Festival. The farm is hosting music acts and other artists that are becoming the voice of the current, urgent environmental moment. We plan to offer camping on the night between the two events.
Sep. 23, Mon., 5pm: Fall Equinox Ceremony & Potluck
Oct. 12, Sat: Medicine Pauwau, traditional healing gathering with discussions, workshops, trading, drumming, dancing, food
Dec. 22, Sun.: Winter Solstice Ceremony & Potluck