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36th Annual Thunderbird Pow-Wow

The 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow will be held at the Queens County Farm Museum from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. It is the longest-running American Indian Pow-Wow and will feature three days of inter-tribal Native American Dance Competitions.

More than 40 Indian nations will be represented. Chanting, drumming and brilliantly-colored, finely-detailed regalia will provide stimulating entertainment for people of all ages. All dance competitions and performances will be narrated for your appreciation of the rich tradition and culture that is being shared. American Indian art and craft vendors will offer a unique array of times for shoppers.

Several artists, jewelry designers and crafts people will sell one-of-a-kind items. There will also be vendors selling moderately-priced American Indian themed merchandise. American Indian food booths will feature items like fry bread and Navajo tacos. There will also be non-Indian food vendors on site. Visitors to the pow-wow will be able to enjoy the beautiful grounds of the farm museum, take hayrides for $3 per person, tour the historic Adriance Farmhouse and purchase farm fresh produce.

The Queens County Farm Museum is located on 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy. in Floral Park.

Hours are as follows: Friday: gates open at 6 p.m. Performance time: 7-10 p.m.; Saturday: gates open at 10 a.m. Performance times: noon-5 p.m.; 7-10 p.m.; Sunday: gates open 10 a.m. Performance time: noon-5 p.m. Parking is free.

Admission: adults-$10 (adult all-weekend pass $15); children-$5 (child’s all-weekend pass $7)

For information, visit www.queensfarm.org or call 718-347-3276.

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Garden City High School hosted one of these training events on Oct. 9 as a packed auditorium of parents and community members gathered to learn the skills needed to potentially save a life. Floral Park will host the event in December.

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Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.


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