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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

Buckley Country Day School recently presented its fall awards, honoring the school’s top student-athletes for the fall season. One of those standouts is Floral Park’s Vanessa Foy, who was named as the Most Valuable Player for the girls 5/6 Red soccer team.

“It is always great to celebrate and honor our wonderful student-athletes and coaches who work so hard during the season,” said Roney Eford, Buckley Country Day School’s director of athletics. “All of our student-athletes should be extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

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.


Calendar

Chris Deeks Memorial Alumni Game

Friday, November 28

Floral Park AARP Christmas Luncheon

Monday, December 1

Stewart Manor Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, December 1



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