Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Festival

Celebrating our 21st Anniversary!

Sunday, June 4, 2023 11am-6pm in Inwood Hill Park 

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Lotus Music and Dance is thrilled to announce that Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will celebrate its 21st anniversary on Sunday, June 4th 2023  ***Save the Date*** The all day event will feature Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Sri Lankan Dancers and Drummers, storytelling, crafts, food and more, to be announced.

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About Drums Along the Hudson®
A Native American 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