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16th Annual Drums Along the Hudson

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Inwood Hill Park

218th Street and Indian Road

New York, NY 10034

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The 16th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, Rain or Shine. This event is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. The host for the event will be Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV and host of "Here and Now” and the afternoon co-host will be Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger. This year we will feature Composer, Pete M. Wyer's iForest, a unique experience: a 72 voice choral work featuring “The Crossing” (winners of the 2018 Grammy for Best Choral Performance) each voice individually recorded and played back across ancient woodland, a work inspired by the Mohawk Thanksgiving and sung in the indigenous Mohawk language. DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® features Manhattan’s only open-air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people that will be led by Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers with Host Drums Heyna Second Sons and Silver Cloud. This multicultural family-oriented festival combines Native American heritage with the diversity of New York City with performances of world dance and drumming traditions, including Sidiki Conde and Tokounou, featured in “You Don’t Need Feet to Dance”, West African Dance and Drumming from Guinea, Kapulli Huehuethlatolli Aztec Dancers and Drummers, the Mohawk Singers and Dancers and more. Activities also include Native American crafts, storytelling, international cuisine and a World Market Tent. In keeping with the underlying theme of environmental awareness and education, DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON® will continue to feature an Environmental Tent and a free bicycle valet for attendees who ride their bike to the park. For more information, please visit: www.drumsalongthehudson.org. Follow us on Facebook: LotusMusicDance Twitter: @DrumsOnHudson

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