2016: Fourteenth Annual Drums Along the Hudson

A Native and Multicultural Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 2016 – Inwood Hill Park
11am to 6pm – Rain or Shine. FREE

The 14th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A Native and Multicultural Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 12th, 2016 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.  During the day, we take time out to honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to environmental and humanitarian causes.
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About Drums Along the Hudson®
A Native and Multicultural Celebration

In September 2002, with a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director of Lotus Music and Dance, and Carl Nelson, Producer, created Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival. It began as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakapok ("edge of the water"). This event first took place annually in the spring, thereafter we added something new and different each year to make the event more exciting and enjoyable -- including a Shad tasting, a White Pine tree planting (the Iroquois symbol of peace), international foods, drummers and dancers and a Native American Arts in Education Initiative. The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years. Learn More