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. 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. NYState 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. Special Native American
music festival. Joanne Shenandoah, Creek Iversen, Chief Dwaine Perry, Evan Pritchard,
David Pritchard, Dennis Yerry, Magpie, Angeline Butler, Marita Sonenberg, Lonnie
Harrington, Margo Thunderbird, William Ruiz, Luis Ramos, Ramapo Spirit of Mountain Singers.
Sat. from 12:15 to 1:30 pm on Rainbow Stage.
Fri., June 21, 5:30pm: Summer Solstice Ceremony & potluck at Seed Song Farm
Thur., June 27, 7pm: Tribal Harmony, William Ruiz & his Taino Percussion Orchestra
downstairs at the Falcon; opening water 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY “Honey Bee Moon” Aamweewi Niipaahum
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.
Sat., July 13: Stone House Day, Hurley, NY
Sat.-Sun., July 13-14: Setalcot Powwow, Setalcot, Long Island.
Wed., July 17: 6:30-8pm, Seed Song Farm. Way of the Heron workshop part two. Eating and drumming at the break, featuring the Gray Wolf Drum Circle.
Sat.-Sun., July 20-21: 11a-6p. Big Indian Powwow, Big Indian Park, NY, with arbor chief Tony Moon Hawk. Evan Pritchard performs with music & story telling at 11am, plus by book signing, etc. Look for tall Indian statue on Rt 28 west of Phonecia. Moonhawk.email@example.com.
Thurs., July 25: Tribal Harmony The Falcon Underground: “A Tiding of Magpies, featuring Terri Leonino and Greg Artzner, aka Magpie!”.At long last, world famous folk duo Magpie, perform at Tribal Harmony at the Falcon Underground on 9W in Marlboro. Opening waterfall ceremony at 7 pm, opening act at 7:30, Magpie at 8 pm. You won’t believe your ears.
Sat., July 27: 12-1:30 pm, illustrated talk on Lenape Music history with Evan Pritchard, leading up to present day. Sponsored by Woodstock Historical Society, at the Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock NY (off 212) Evan talks about & sings some of the Munsee Delaware Waasaniki Songs. Including “Let’s Join In with Spirit,” & “Let’s Stop the Misunderstandings.”
Wed., July 31: 6:30 – 8pm. Way of the Heron non-violence workshop part three.
AUGUST “Corn Moon” Xwaskwiimiiwi Niipaahum
Sat., Aug. 3: 11am - 6 pm. POCUMTUCK! Greenfield, MA..
Sun. Aug, 4: 2-4pm: The Earth Is a Circle: The Importance of Hoops, Circles, & Spirals in Native American Culture; at Mirabai Books, 23 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498. With Evan Pritchard. 845-679-2100, $20 if registering by Aug. 2, $25 if later.
Wed., Aug.7, 6pm: “Friends of Seed Song Farm” potluck gathering, following the farm’s weekly CSA pick-up. Guest presenters this month will be Kingston's African Roots Library.
Sat. Aug. 10, 11am: Sarah Elizabeth lectures on Herbs at Seed Song Farm.
Sun. Aug. 11: The Wappingers: Resilient Natives of Purchase Quarter. Free 10am worship; 11:15am program on Wappingers. 12:30pm Brown bag lunch. Amawalk Friends Meeting House, Quaker Church Rd, Amawalk. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed., Aug. 14: Way of the Heron 4th workshop at Seed Song Farm, 6:30 – 8 pm. Break for drumming, eating & dancing.
Sat.-Sun., Aug. 17 - 18: Daniel Nimham Annual Powwow Putnam Co .Veterans’ Memorial Park, 201 Gypsy Trail Rd, Carmel, NY; 10am - 6pm. 845 808-1994/845 225-8154. Eeawk1@verizon.net.
Thurs., Aug. 22: Tribal Harmony, downstairs at the Falcon Jazz Club Live. “Friends of the Ramapo” celebration in song, featuring various guest artists honoring the Ramapo Nation & their recent court victory involving sovereignty & religious rights. Water ceremony 7 pm; opening act at 7:30pm, and headliner Joan Henry and "Spirited" at 8 pm.
Fri., Aug. 23: Sky Lake Concert, Ami & Evan. 7 pm Sky Lake Retreat Center. 22 Hillcrest Lane, (top of Mountain Rd), Rosendale, NY 12472. Uke player & song writer Ami Madeleine joins with Evan Pritchard, for 1st time ever, celebrating Sky Lake as a center for meditation & learning. $10 free will donation. (Details TBA, call 970 402-9973.)
Wed., Aug. 28: Way of the Heron workshop #5, Seed Song Farm, 6:30 to 8 pm. The Seven Fires Prophecy, a foundation of Algonquian Culture. Aug. 28 is the 410th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson into Algonquin territorial waters, marking the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy.
Fri., Aug. 30: ANA dinner at Seed Song Farm.
Sat., Aug. 31, 11a-5 pm: Voices of Ecology Festival: Green Corn Celebration & Blessing of the Land;. Esopus Landing, Kingston, NY, featuring “Tribal Harmony” music stars. 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, using the land for growing seeds, or raising food, herbs, etc., and for ceremonies. Music, dancing, storytelling & lots of corn to eat, to establish that indigenous voices form the foundation for and inspire people's vision on Sunday...
Sun., Sep. 1, 11am-9pm: Voices of Ecology Festival continues
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.
Wed. Sep.11, 6:30 - 8pm: Way of the Heron workshop 6, Seed Song Farm. Applying Way of the Heron Strategies on a Broader Scale.
Sat. – Sun., Sep. 14 - 15: Ramapo Powwow, Sally’s Field, Ringwood, NJ 10am-6pm.
Sat. - Sun., Sep. 21-22: Ramapo Powwow Honoring Veterans: VFW/American Legion Hall 151; 185 Wawayanda Trail, Middletown, NY, noon - 6pm
Sep. 23, Mon., 5pm: Fall Equinox Ceremony & Potluck, Seed Song Farm
Thurs. Sep. 27: Andes Manta & Mamalama, at Tribal Harmony tentative TBA