Drums Along The Hudson - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL

View the 2011 Drums Program Booklet


Program is subject to change.

10,45 am: Indian Road Playground located at Indian Road & 215th Street
Sacred Blessing of Indian Road Playground
by Tom Porter Elder & Spiritual Leader of the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke
Procession to Main Stage Follows

11:00 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Opening Ceremony:
WABC-TV Weekend Anchor, Sandra Bookman Welcomes Everyone
with Tom Porter and Mohawk Singers & Dancers

11:15 am: Area 1 — The American Indian Community House
The Snow Lion Tibetan Music & Dance Troupe

11:15 am: Area 1 — Environmental Tent
Exhibition of Environmental Art supplied by Casa Frela Gallery, TimeBanksNYC,
Mushana, Shumei America, Aequitas - American Community Indian House, Ms. Green Clean,
You Gotta Believe, Clean Air New York
All Day Long

11:00 am: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Storytelling by Nitchen - Children's Museum of the Native Americans
All Day Long

11:00 to 11:15 am: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Appearance By Captain Planet
Meet and Take Pictures with Captain Planet

11:45 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Selected African, Brazilian and Native American Dances
by the Students of Alain L. Locke Elementary School (P.S.208)

12:10 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
All Native People in Regalia on Stage
and The Mohawk Singers & Dancers
Sandra Bookman Introduces Elected Officials and Presentation of Honoree

12:20 pm: Area 1— Main Stage
Zainab Salbi - Founder of Women for Women International
Introduces Honoree: Elizabeth Jordan
Philanthropist and International Photographer

12:30 pm:— Tree Planting Location

Tree Planting, Iroquois Symbol of Peace
(Dedicated to the memory of Jake Swamp, Tree of Peace Society)

Tom Porter / Adrian Benepe leads processional from main stage to the
Tree Planting location along with The Mohawk Singers & Dancers

Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
Adrian Benepe, NYC Commissioner of Parks & Recreation
Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director/Founder of Lotus Music & Dance
Elizabeth Jordan - Drums 2011 Honoree
Zainab Salbi - Founder of Women for Women International
Jennifer Hoppa- Director, North Manhattan Parks & Recreation
Sandra Bookman - Weekend Anchor, WABC-TV
Carl Nelson - Producer, Drums Along the Hudson

Followed by processional to the Pow-Wow field


Please consider making a contribution to support this Event and Lotus
at the Wishing Well or On-Line or Buy a Raffle Ticket at the Lotus Tent


1:00 pm Area 3 — Pow Wow Field
Grand Entrance of Native People in Regalia into Pow Wow Field
Presentation of Blanket to Honoree Elizabeth Jordan
Honor Dance
Singing and Drumming with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Son and Silver Cloud
All Native People in Regalia
Pow Wow will continue throughout the afternoon.


Visit the Food, Arts & Craft vendors along with The Environmental and Storytelling Tents


1:30 / 2:30 / 3:30 pm: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Storytelling and Crafts

4:30 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Welcome back to the Main Stage by Tetiana Anderson, Reporter, NY1

4:35 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Romanee & Company Kathak Ensemble

5:00 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Flamenco Dancers - Andrea Del Conte's Danza España with The Lower East Side Girls Club and Sol La Argentinita

5:15 to 5:30 pm: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Last Appearance By Captain Planet
Appearance by Parrots for Peace
[Meet and Take Pictures]

5:30 pm. Area 1 — Main Stage
Flamenco & Kathak Ensembles Dance Collaboration


5:45 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Closing Remarks by Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
and Mohawk Singers and Dancers

5:55 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Drummers, Dancers and All are invited for the Unity Stomp & Closing Ceremony