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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

Community gathers together

for 16th annual Liz’s Day

When a young woman named Elizabeth McFarland died of breast cancer, a group of women gathered together for a small meeting and Liz’s Day was born.

On Sept. 27, the 16th annual Liz’s Day took place at the Floral Park Recreation Center. The event featured a used book sale, a Chinese style auction raffle, foods, drinks and music. All of the money raised from the event went to breast cancer research.

A Village of Stewart Manor Board of Trustees meeting turned into a lesson in the values of community engagement on Oct. 6. The regularly scheduled village meeting was attended by a group of Boy Scouts working toward a merit badge who witnessed new laws enacted and speeches from Fire Chief Tom Skinner and members of the Elmont School District Board of Education.  

Members of Troop 134 attended the meeting to gain an Eagle Scout-required merit badge for Citizenship within the Community. They were required to go to a town hall-style meeting and witness a little democracy in action.


Calendar

Firematic Awards Ceremony

Thursday, October 16

St. Elisabeth’s Craft Fair

Saturday, October 18

Floral Park Memorial High School Homecoming

Saturday, October 18



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