Drums Along The Hudson - Sunday, May 19th, 2013

View the 2013 Drums Program Booklet

Program is subject to change.

11:00 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Opening Ceremony:
WABC-TV Weekend Anchor, Sandra Bookman Welcomes Everyone to the 11th Annual Drums Along the Hudson
Opening Blessings, Tom Porter, Elder & Spiritual Leader of the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke
and the Mohawk Singers & Dancers

All Native People in Regalia on Stage

11:15 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Kasibahagua Taino Cultural Society - Indigenous Caribbean Drummers & Dancers

11:15 am to 6:00 pm: Area 1 — Environmental Tent
Exhibition of Environmental Art by Casa Frela Gallery, Grow NYC, Green Bronx Machine, and Timebanks NYC, Shumei America, Shorakapok Earth Keepers, Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign, Green Mountain Energy, You Gotta Believe!

11:00 am to 6:00 pm: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Storytelling by Nitchen - Children's Museum of the Native Americans

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

11:45 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Grammy Award Winner, Singer-Songwriter Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)

12:10 pm: Area 1— Main Stage
Sandra Bookman Introduces Elected Officials and Presentation of Honoree

Introduction of Honoree: Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
Grammy Award Winner, Singer-Songwriter

Introduction of Honoree: Doug George (Mohawk)

Introduction of Honoree: Deborah Harvey-Koenigsberger
Founder/President of Hearts of Gold

12:30 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Tree Planting, Iroquois Symbol of Peace
Tom Porter leads processional from main stage to the
Tree Planting location along with The Mohawk Singers & Dancers

Participants in Ceremony:
Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder and Spiritual Leader
Veronica White, NYC Commissioner of Parks & Recreation
Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director/Founder of Lotus Music & Dance
Joanne Shenandoah - Drums 2013 Honoree
Doug George - Drums 2013 Honoree
Deborah Harvey-Koenigsberger - Drums 2013 Honoree
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 (Area 3)

Please consider making a contribution to support Drums Along the Hudson by contributing at the Wishing Well or by buying a raffle ticket at the Lotus Music & Dance Tent

1:00 pm Area 3 — Pow Wow Field
Grand Entrance of Native People in Regalia into Pow Wow Field
Presentation of Blanket to Honorees
Honor Dance
Drumming & Dancing 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, Captain Planet (15 minutes after every hour)

2:50 - 3:00 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Welcome back to the Main Stage by Patrick Riley, Pop Culture Blogger/Analyst

3:00 - 3:30pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group
[10 minute change setup]
3:40 - 4:10pm:
Area 1 — Main Stage
Despers USA Steel Orchestra Inc.
{10 minute change setup]

4:20 - 4:35pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Lower East Side Girls Club Flamenco Dancers

5:15 - 5:45 pm: Area 1 — Main Stage
Kotchenga African Dance Company


5:15 - 5:30 pm: Area 2 — Storytelling Tent
Last Appearance By Captain Planet
[Meet and Take Pictures]

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
Unity Stomp & Closing Ceremony:
Drummers, Dancers and All are invited