Our 15th Annual Drums Along the Hudson will take place on Sunday, June 4th from 11am to 6pm at Shorakapok (Inwood Hill) Park. This event, established by Lotus Music & Dance and co-sponsored each year with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, is a day of celebration of Native American culture with food, crafts, song, dance and the planting of a White Pine tree, the Iroquois symbol of peace. We also feature world cultures that share the “drum as the heartbeat.” It is an educational, fun-filled, family event and free to the public. Drums Along the Hudson has become our signature event reaching out to a broader audience and gaining wider public exposure for endangered Native American and other world traditional arts. Over the years we have served more than 80,000 people which includes over 35,000 school children.
In solidarity with Honor the Earth and the Standing Rock Water Protectors, we will continue to support the native struggle to fight the attack on their sacred land. We feel that now, more than ever, we must work to educate our local communities about Native American culture and issues. Please visit our Environmental Tent, which will feature updated information about these and other Native organizations.
While we receive funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs to cover artists fees, it only covers about a small portion of the total costs.
We hope to continue this event each year, and to keep it FREE. To make a tax-deductible contribution, please follow this link.
Drums Along the Hudson also welcomes volunteers and interns to assist in implementing the festival.
Please contact us by calling (212) 627-1076, Ext. 10 - Carl Nelson, Producer