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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.

News

At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, residents and community members joined with the Floral Park American Legion to honor veterans at the annual Veteran’s Day ceremonies at Memorial Park, following a march down Tulip Avenue to the park with the members of the veterans of the Legion post, American Legion Auxiliary members, Sons of the American Legion, Boy and Cub Scouts from Troops 482 and 678 and local officials.

During the ceremony, a plaque was dedicated in memory of General Kazimierz Pulaski and others of Polish heritage who have served in the U.S. military. The plaque dedication was led by members of the Polish American Congress, Long Island Division, President Grzegorz Worma and Honorary President Richard Brzozowski. An invocation was delivered by Father Peter Rozek of St. Hedwig Church, followed by a POW-MIA ceremony by Post 334 Vice Commander Matthew Cacciatore.

While parking around Long Island Rail Road train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town.

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Calendar

Floral Park Memorial PTSA Fall Fest Fundraiser

Friday, November 21

Buy A Meal, Wag A Tail

Saturday, November 22

Hanging of the Greens and Potluck Luncheon

Sunday, November 23



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