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Drums Along the Hudson – Program – Sunday, June 12th, 2016 

Program is subject to change.

11:00 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Opening Ceremony
Sandra Bookman
Welcomes Everyone to the 14th 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
Young Bucks Akwesasne Mohawk Singers and Dancer

11:15 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. — Area 2 – Environmental Tent
Exhibition of Environmental Art,
Miss Jessie's Original Hair Care, USDA-APHIS PPQ Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program, 
The New York Indian Council, Down to Earth Jewelry, Original Health Treasures, 
Green Mountain Energy Co., Shumei New York Center, Viridian Energy- Solar Solutions – All Day Long

11:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M. — Area 2 – Storytelling Tent
Storytelling and Crafts by Nitchen Children's Museum of Native America
Visit the World Market Tent (Area 4)
All Day Long

11:30 A.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Kapulli Huehuetlahtolli Aztec Dancers

11:40 A.M. — Area Main Stage
Sandra Bookman presents Drums 2016 Honoree:
Cheryl Crazy Bull,
President & CEO of The American Indian College Fund
introduced by Gail Bruce, Board member of the ACIF

11:50 A.M. — Area 1- Main Stage 
SBI Performing Arts Experience
Students from A. Phillip Randolph Sistas Only followed by United Brothers

12:10 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Sandra Bookman presents Drums 2016 Honoree
Miko Branch, Co-Founder & CEO of Miss Jessie's
introduced by NYC Commissioner of Parks & Recreation, Mitchell Silver

Sandra Bookman introduces Elected Officials

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

Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
Mitchell Silver, NYC Commissioner of Parks & Recreation 
Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director/Founder of Lotus Music & Dance 
Honorees: Cheryl Crazy Bull and Miko Branch
Jennifer Hoppa, Director, North Manhattan Parks & Recreation
Sandra Bookman, Weekend Anchor, WABC
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 2016 Drums Along the Hudson Honorees
The Honor Dance
Singing, Dancing and Drumming with the Thunderbird
American Indian Dancers, Heyna Second Son, Silver Cloud
All Native People in Regalia

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

All Day: Visit the Food, Arts & Crafts Vendors in Area 2 & 4
Visit the Food Vendors with all sorts of native and international treats in Area 4
Visit the Environmental (Green ) Tent, Storytelling and Informational Tent in Area 2 (along Indian Rd)
Visit the Lotus, World Market, and Food/Craft Tents in Area 4

Special Events 

2:30 P.M. — Area 4 – Lotus Tent
Book Signing by Miko Branch 

3:00 P.M. — Area 4 - Lotus Ten
Meet and Talk with Cheryl Crazy Bull

4:30 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Welcome Back to the Main Stage with 
Patrick Riley - Pop Culture Expert/Blogger

4:35 P.M. — Area 1 — Main Stage 
Seema Iyer - Bollywood Lawyer

5:05 P.M. — Area 1 — Main Stage
Harambee Dancers

5:25 P.M — Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
SBI Performing Arts Experience
Students from A. Phillip Randolph High School
West African Experience - West Indian Experience

5:45 P.M. — Area 1 – Main Stage
Closing Remarks
by Chief Dwaine Perry of Ramapough Lanape
with Young Bucks Akwesasne Mohawk Singers and Dancers 
and Aztec Group Kalpulli Huehuetlahtolli

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

 

Click here to view the Drums 2016 Program Booklet