Drums Along the Hudson 2016 Program to be announced. 
Journal with the complete program will be given to all guest on the day of the event

Drums Along the Hudson – Program – June 14th, 2015

View the 2015 Drums Program Booklet

Program is subject to change.

11:00 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Opening Ceremony
Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger
Welcomes Everyone to the 13th Annual Drums Along the Hudson
Opening Blessings, Tom Porter, Elder & Spiritual Leader of the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke 
All Native People in Regalia on Stage

11:15 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society - Indigenous Caribbean Drummers & Dancers

11:15 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. — Area 2 – Environmental Tent
Exhibition of Environmental Art,
USDA-APHIS PPQ Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program,
The New York Indian Council, Down to Earth Jewelrym Original Health Treasures, 
Green Mountain Energy Co., Ka-Pow!, Shumei New York Center, Viridian Energy- Solar Solutions,
The Sierra Club– All Day Long

11:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M. — Area 2 – Storytelling Tent
Storytelling by Nitchen Children's Museum of Native America
All Day Long

11:15 A.M. — Area 2 – Storytelling Tent

11:40 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
OMNY Taiko Drummers 
with Special Guest Takajum Performing Bharata Natyam

11:55 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Ralpa Dance by 
Tibetan Children of NYTSC( New York Tibetan Service Center)

12:00 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Patrick Riley presents Honorees: 
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, represented by Kaydor Aukatsang, Office of Tibet
Tichina Arnold, Award Winning Actress/Singer & Philanthropist

Patrick Riley introduces Elected Officials

12:30 P.M. — Tree Planting Location
Planting of the White Pine Tree - Iroquois Symbol of Peace
Tom Porter and Kasibahagua leads processional from main stage to the Tree Planting location 

Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
Mitchell Silver, NYC Comissioner of Parks & Recreation 
Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director/Founder of Lotus Music & Dance 
Honorees: Tichina Arnold  and Kaydor Aukatsang representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Jennifer Hoppa, Director, North Manhattan Parks & Recreation
Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/ Blogger
Carl Nelson, Producer, Drums Along the Hudson

1:00 P.M. — Area 3 –Pow Wow Field

Grand Entrance of Native People in Regalia into Pow Wow Field
Presentation of Blankets to 2015 Drums Along the Hudson Honorees
The Honor Dance
special presentation by Cholsum Tibetan Singers & Dancers
Singing, Dancing and Drumming with the Thunderbird
American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Son, Silver Cloud
All Native People in Regalia
With special guest Gorshey Kyiduk

The Pow Wow will continue throughout the afternoon
(note: Program Subject To Change)

All Day: Visit the Food, Arts & Crafts Vendors around the Big Field 
Visit the Environmental, Storytelling and World Market Tents in Area 2

3:30 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Welcome back to the Main Stage 
Patrick Riley Pop Culture Expert/Blogger

3:45 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
George Faison's Universal Dance Experience and Lotus Dancers in 
Erasing Boundaries 

4:00 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Tibetan Institute of performing Arts Singers and Dancers

4:30 P.M. — Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Kinding Sindaw : Filipino Tribal Dance with Potri Ranka Manis 

5:00 P.M. — Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Cholsum Tibetan Dancers

5:30 P.M — Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
George Faison's Universal Dance Experience and Lotus Dancers in 
Erasing Boundaries 

5:45 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Closing Remarks
by Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
and Kasibahagua Singers & Dancers

5:55 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Drummers, Dancers and Everyone
are invited for the
Unity Stomp & Closing Ceremony